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Reasons to use our Biddenham conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Excellent communication together with a wealth of expertise are key benefits that you should seek when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Biddenham conveyancing can become significantly more stressful as a result of poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers listed ensure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments expeditiously.
  • 2 Biddenham conveyancers have a significant advantage when it comes to Biddenham conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that will impact your home move
  • 3 Peace of mind comes when you choose the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Biddenham has a number to select from, but for a truly professional and dependable service many local people have been use the endorsement of this site.
  • 4 Using a local Solicitor usually means that you will receive a more personal touch. When using a an online conveyancing factory, your conveyancing is handled by a team of people who who update you by reading from their computer screens.
  • 5 Biddenham property lawyers work in partnership with Biddenham estate agents, house builders, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to ensure that the highest level of service is offered to buyers and sellers every step of the way, never losing sight of the time-critical nature behind your conveyancing transaction

Examples of recent conveyancing in Biddenham since March 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Biddenham

We just had an offer accepted to purchase with Earl Shilton BS. We have called around locally yet am unable to find a Biddenham conveyancing firm on the Earl Shilton BS panel. Please you help?

You should make the most of the find a lender approved solicitor tool on this web page. Pick the lender and type Biddenham or your preferred area and you will be presented with numerous solicitors based in Biddenham or nearest you.

We are purchasing a victorian detached house in Biddenham. Our aim is to an extension at the rear at the house.Will legal investigations on the property include checks to ascertain if these alterations are prohibited?

Your property lawyer should check the deeds as conveyancing in Biddenham will sometimes identify restrictions in the title documents which prevent certain works or necessitated the permission of another owner. Some additions require local authority planning consent and approval under the building regulations. Some areas are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which frequently prevent or impact extensions. You should check these issues with a surveyor prior to committing yourself to a purchase.

When it comes to lenders such as RBS, do Biddenham property lawyers have to pay a yearly amount to be on the list of approved solicitors?

We are unaware of any lender fees to register on their list of approved firms, although some do levy an administration charge to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel submission.

I have finally had an offer on a flat in Biddenham accepted, but there is a chain. The vendors have put an offer on on an apartment, however it’s not been accepted yet, and have viewings of other apartments booked. I have chosen a local conveyancing solicitor in Biddenham. What do I do now? When do I get the mortgage application with Barclays going?

It is usual to have apprehensions where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to incur costs prematurely (home loan application is in the region of one thousand pounds, then survey, Biddenham conveyancing search costs, etc). First, you should check that your conveyancer is on the Barclays approved list. Concerning the next steps this very much depends on the circumstances of your case, desire for this property and on the state of the market. During a buoyant market some home buyers would apply for the mortgage with Barclays and pay for the valuation and only if it was satisfactory would they pay their lawyer to press on with searches.

What does a local search reveal about the house I am buying in Biddenham?

Biddenham conveyancing often starts with the submitting local authority searches directly from your local Authority or through a personal search company such as Searchflow The local search plays an important part in most Biddenham conveyancing purchase; that is if you don’t want any unpleasant once you have moved into your property. The search should provide information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications applicable to the premises (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of thirteen subject sections.

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified as part of conveyancing in Biddenham?

Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Biddenham. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’

I am purchasing my first flat in Biddenham with a loan from Barnsley Building Society. The builders refused to reduce the amount so I negotiated £7000 of additionals instead. The house builders rep told me not disclose to my conveyancer about this side-deal as it may affect my mortgage with the bank. Do I keep my lawyer in the dark?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

I have been on the look out for a leasehold apartment up to £235,500 and identified one round the corner in Biddenham I like with a park and railway links nearby, the downside is that it's only got 51 years unexpired on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Biddenham in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake acquiring a short lease?

Should you require a home loan the remaining unexpired lease term will likely be a potential deal breaker. Discount the price by the expected lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing proprietor has owned the property for at least twenty four months you could request that they start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer regarding this matter.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Biddenham regulated by the SRA

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

  • Palmers Solicitors Llp, Hassett House, Hassett Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 1HA
  • Cowley Di Giorgio, 63 Harpur Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 2SR
  • Sharman Law Llp, 1 Harpur Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 1PF
  • Hcb Park Woodfine Llp, 1 Lurke Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 3TN
  • Ciampa Solicitors, 26 St. Marys Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 0AS

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Biddenham

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Biddenham with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Claims for damages for illegal

  • Old Vicarage Advisory Legal (kempston) Limited, Winthorpe House, 29 Church End, Biddenham, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 4AR
  • Duchennes, Hassett House, Hassett Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 1HA
  • Palmers Solicitors Llp, Hassett House, Hassett Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 1HA
  • Sharman Law Llp, 1 Harpur Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 1PF
  • Hcb Park Woodfine Llp, 1 Lurke Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 3TN

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Biddenham regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Biddenham with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Biddenham. This could include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • Palmers Solicitors Llp, Hassett House, Hassett Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 1HA
  • Cowley Di Giorgio, 63 Harpur Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 2SR
  • Sharman Law Llp, 1 Harpur Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 1PF
  • Hcb Park Woodfine Llp, 1 Lurke Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 3TN
  • Ciampa Solicitors, 26 St. Marys Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 0AS

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