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Main reasons to use our service to assist you choose a local conveyancing solicitor in Bedford

  • 1 Bedford solicitors have a crucial edge when it comes to Bedford conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can affect your home move
  • 2 Retaining the services of a local Solicitor generally means that you will receive a more personal touch. Sometimes when dealing with a an online conveyancing factory, your transaction is dealt with by a team of people who who update you by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 3 No matter what any alternative sites tell you it may be important to attend your solicitor to execute legal papers. There are enough parties with an interest in a house sale without having to include the postman into the equation.
  • 4 The practices shown on our web pages have a variation of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters annually.
  • 5 This site is the first site that enables you the facility to ensure that your conveyancing in Bedford will be conducted by a conveyancer on your lender’s member panel.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Bedford since July 2022*

Sale

of terraced residence, Grosvenor Street, MK42 0PL completing on 08/07/2022 at a price of £235,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, agreeing completion date with parties, sending title deeds and signed transfer to purchaser’s lawyers

Disposal

of house premises, York Street, MK40 3RN completing on 06/07/2022 at a price of £625,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: sending the transfer to the seller for signature in preparation for completion, preparing statement detailing charges, sending title deeds and executed transfer to buyer’s conveyancer

Transfer

of semi property, Campbell Road, MK40 3DD completing on 12/07/2022 at a price of £515,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in readiness for completion

Conveyance

of flat Crowe Road MK40 4FQ, sold for £140,000. Leasehold conveyancing due diligence included: sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in preparation for completion, agreeing completion date with parties, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Bedford

I have just started taking steps with a view to swapping over from my current residential loan to a BTL Britannia mortgage. I was told by my mortgage that I need a solicitor for this. I got in contact with my previous Bedford conveyancing solicitor who acted on my behalf when I initially bought the premises. The fee estimate e-mailed to me of £450 plus VAT has shocked me as I am not require purchase conveyancing - it’s simply a straightforward remortgage.

The quote is fractionally on the expensive side. If you are content to invest time comparing prices you might decrease the fees marginally by say a hundred pounds. On the other hand, providing that you were content with the assistance the firm provided you maycome to rue choosing an an unknown conveyancer. Remember to enquire that the solicitor can also act for Britannia. You can make use of our search tool to get a quote a Bedford conveyancing firm on the Britannia approved list of lawyers, which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Bedford.

My Bedford conveyancer has discovered a difference when comparing the information in the home valuation survey and what is revealed within the legal papers for the property. My solicitor informs me that he is duty bound to check that the lender is happy with this discrepancy and is content to go ahead. Is my lawyer’s approach appropriate?

Your conveyancer must comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook requirements which do require that your lawyer disclose any incorrect assumptions in the lender’s valuation report and the legal papers. Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your lawyer will have no choice but to discontinue acting for both parties.

I appreciate that there are debates on Chancel Insurance on online forums. Do I require this when buying a property in Bedford? or I am told that there is an ancient law that could mean that owners of property living in a parish church boundary will be compelled to pay for maintenance to the chancel in proximity to the church. Is this relevant for conveyancing in Bedford?

Unless a previous acquisition of the property took place post 12 October 2013 you could expect lawyers conducting conveyancing in Bedford to continue to propose a a chancel search and or chancel repair liability policy.

Me and my brother have a terraced Edwardian house in Bedford. Conveyancing solicitor acted for me and Yorkshire Building Society. I did a free Land Registry search last week and I saw a couple of entries: one for freehold, the second leasehold with the exact same property. I'd like to know for sure, how can I find out??

You need to review the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Bedford and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they mortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with purchasers. You can also enquire as to the position with the conveyancing practitioner who conducted the conveyancing.

Am I right to be suspicious about 3rd parties that I am dealing with are encouraging me to use a national conveyancing firm rather than a High Street Bedford conveyancing firm?

As with lots of service providers, often referrals from connections can be most helpful. Yet there are lots of people with a vested interest in a conveyancing matter; estate agents, financial adviser and mortgage companies might all recommend conveyancers to select. On occasion these lawyers might be known to one of the organisations as being good in their field, but sometimes there is an underlying financial incentive behind the recommendation. You have the right to select your own conveyancer. You need to be aware that many lenders specify a panel list of law firms you must use for the lender related work in your house move.

I am thinking of appointing an online conveyancer rather than a Bedford conveyancing practice. Should I ‘stay local’?

Numerous benefits exist in having the opportunity to attend a local Bedford conveyancing solicitor for example

  • signing documents and and when necessary
  • often being able to speak to someone face-to-face can make a huge difference, particularly for more complex transactions
  • the ability to raise concerns if things need to addressed

When analysing quotes, look out for hidden extras. Most decent Bedford high street solicitors give an all-inclusive figure. Many online agents appear to offer discounted prices, but have burried 'extras' in the in the terms and conditions.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Bedford regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Bedford but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.

  • Sharman Law Llp, 1 Harpur Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 1PF
  • Hcb Park Woodfine Llp, 1 Lurke Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 3TN
  • Deo Volente Legal Llp, Mayfair House, 11 Lurke Street, Bedford, Mk40 3hz, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 3HZ
  • Ciampa Solicitors, 26 St. Marys Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 0AS
  • Cowley Di Giorgio, 63 Harpur Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 2SR

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Bedford regulated by the CLC

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Bedford but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Goodwills Legal Services Ltd , Premier House, MK40 3HU
  • Right Choice Conveyancing Ltd, Bedford i-lab, Priory Business Park, MK44 3RZ
  • Bedfordshire Property Lawyers Limited, 4 Stephenson Court, Fraser Road, MK44 3WJ

Planning law solicitors in Bedford regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Bedford practicing in planning law. This may include advice on development on contaminated land
  • Sharman Law Llp, 1 Harpur Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 1PF
  • Hcb Park Woodfine Llp, 1 Lurke Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 3TN

*Source acknowledgement: House price data produced by Land Registry as well data supplied by Lexsure Ltd.

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