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Bedford Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Average Stamp Duty Payable for this year to date was £6,216
  • 2 February was the busiest month and January was the next busiest month while September was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Bedford
  • 3 Average time from start to completion was 61 days for conveyancing in Bedford
  • 4 The most common indemnity insurance policies for Bedford conveyancing is Lack of Planning Permission
  • 5 122 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Bedford

Examples of recent conveyancing in Bedford since June 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Bedford

My fiance’s step-father is a property lawyer. I anticipate that I'll be able to get friends and family pricing for conveyancing, However if that does not come materialise, what level of fees would I typically be looking at for conveyancing in Bedford?

It’s advisable to seek two or three conveyancing estimates. Make use of our comparison tool on this site. Whilst quotes may vary but service levels do are distinct between conveyancers as is true with the vast majority of professional services.

A friend recommended that where I am buying in Bedford I should ask my conveyancer to carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. Can you explain what the purpose of this search is?

A search of this type is usually included in the estimate for your Bedford conveyancing searches. It is a large report of about 40 pages, listing and detailing significant information about Bedford around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Bedford Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the type of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average Property Price, Crime details, Local Education with plans and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data about Bedford.

I got the keys to my home on 11 June and my personal details is yet to be on the land registry website. Need I be worried? My conveyancing solicitor in Bedford advises it will be registered inside ten days. Are titles in Bedford uniquely lengthy to register?

There is nothing unique when it comes to conveyancing in Bedford registration formalities. As opposed to being determined by geographic area, timeframes can adjust according to who lodges the application, whether there are errors and if the Land registry have to notify any interested parties. Currently approximately 80% of such applications are fully dealt with in less than three weeks but occasionally there can be longer delays. Registration occurs after the new owner is living at the premises thus 'speed' is not always an essential issue yet where there is a degree of urgency associated with the registration then you or your lawyers must contact the land registry and explain the circumstances.

I need to find a conveyancing solicitor for some conveyancing in Bedford. I've discover a site which seems to have the perfect offering If it is possible to get all this stuff completed via phone that would be preferable. Should I be concerned? What should out be looking out for?

As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?

I would like to rent out my leasehold flat in Bedford. Conveyancing solicitor who did the purchase is retired - so can't ask him. Do I need to ask my freeholder for permission?

The lease dictates relations between the freeholder and you the leaseholder; in particular, it will say if subletting is not allowed, or permitted but only subject to certain caveats. The rule is that if the lease contains no expres ban or restriction, subletting is permitted. The majority of leases in Bedford do not contain subletting altogether – such a clause would adversely affect the market value the property. In most cases there is a basic requirement that the owner notifies the freeholder, possibly supplying a duplicate of the tenancy agreement.

I purchased a 2 bed flat in Bedford, conveyancing formalities finalised 3 years ago. How much will my lease extension cost? Similar flats in Bedford with a long lease are worth £216,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £50 charged once a year. The lease ends on 21st October 2090

With only 70 years unexpired we estimate the price of your lease extension to range between £9,500 and £11,000 plus costs.

The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to supply the actual costs without more comprehensive due diligence. You should not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt additional concerns that need to be considered and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you move forward based on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

My parents are having difficulties in finding their Bedford property on the HM Land Registry site. They recall that 48 years ago when they acquired the bungalow there were complications concerning Bedford not being identified on some systems.

Nearly all residences in Bedford should be revealed. Have you endevoured to search with simply the postcode. Ordinarily it will identify all the houses and flats within that postcode. Assuming the property is recorded it will be there with a title number. Where they bought sixty years ago it's conceivable it may be unrecorded. The address could still be revealed but with the title number identified as 'na'. In this scenario you will need to track down the original title papers which could be with your parent’s lender.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Bedford

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Bedford specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on wrongful eviction

  • 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
  • Bhupendra Khetia Limited, Premier House, Lurke Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 3HU
  • Premier Solicitors Llp, Premier House, Lurke Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 3HU

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Bedford regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Bedford but also conveyancing across 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 solicitors listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Bedford with expertise in planning law. This will likely include advice on making sure people do what the planning regulations say
  • 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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