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Biggleswade Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 79% freehold and 21% leasehold conveyancing in Biggleswade for this year to date
  • 2 Percentage of cases in Biggleswade that are buy to let is 7%
  • 3 Average time frame of 199 days for registration of title in Biggleswade
  • 4 Average time from start to completion was 61 days for conveyancing in Biggleswade
  • 5 August was the busiest month and September was the next busiest month while November was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Biggleswade

Examples of recent conveyancing in Biggleswade since March 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Biggleswade

My friend's mother is a conveyancing practitioner. I suspect that I will be offered mate’s pricing for conveyancing, However if that does not come through, what kind of costs should I be paying for conveyancing in Biggleswade?

It’s prudent to seek multiple conveyancing estimates. Do use our search tool on this site. The fees do vary but service levels do differ between law firms as is true with most professions.

My relative advised me that where I am buying in Biggleswade I should 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 occasionally included in the estimate for your Biggleswade conveyancing searches. It is not a small document of more than thirty pages, listing and detailing significant information about Biggleswade around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the local Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average Property Price, Crime details, Biggleswade Education with plans and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful information concerning Biggleswade.

I bought my apartment on 8 October and my personal details is not yet on the land registry website. Should I be concerned? My conveyancing solicitor in Biggleswade advises it should be concluded inside ten days. Are titles in Biggleswade uniquely lengthy to register?

As far as conveyancing in Biggleswade registration is no faster or slower than the rest of the country. As opposed to being determined by geographic area, timescales can adjust subject to who lodges the application, whether it is in order and if the Land registry communicate with any other parties. As of today in the region of 80% of submission are completed within two weeks but occasionally there can be longer hold-ups. Registration occurs once the new owner is living at the premises therefore 'speed' is not typically an essential issue yet where it is urgent that the the registration takes place urgently then you or your conveyancer must communicate with the Registry to express the reasoning for the application to be prioritised.

I'm purchasing a new build house in Biggleswade benefiting from help to buy. The developers would not reduce the amount so I negotiated £7000 of additionals instead. The house builders rep told me not reveal to my conveyancer about the side-deal as it could affect my loan with the lender. Is this normal?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder 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.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I have offered on a fortnight ago in what should have been a straight forward, chain free conveyancing. Biggleswade is the location of the property. Is there any advice you can impart?

Flying freeholds in Biggleswade are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Biggleswade you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds diligently. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Biggleswade may ascertain that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold residence.

I am looking at a two flats in Biggleswade both have about forty five years unexpired on the leases. Should I regard a short lease as a deal breaker?

There are plenty of short leases in Biggleswade. The lease is a legal document that entitles you to use the premises for a prescribed time frame. As a lease shortens the value of the lease reduces and it becomes more expensive to acquire a lease extension. For this reason it is advisable to increase the term of the lease. More often than not it is difficult to sell a property with a short lease as mortgage lenders less inclined to grant a loan on such properties. Lease extension can be a difficult process. We advise that you get professional assistance from a solicitor and surveyor with experience in this arena.

I acquired a leasehold flat in Biggleswade, conveyancing formalities finalised in 2004. Can you shed any light on how much the price could be for a 90 year extension to my lease? Equivalent properties in Biggleswade with an extended lease are worth £216,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £50 yearly. The lease ends on 21st October 2093

With only 69 years left to run the likely cost is going to range between £9,500 and £11,000 as well as plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.

The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs without more comprehensive due diligence. Do not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt other concerns that need to be considered and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not move forward based on this information without first getting professional advice.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Biggleswade regulated by the SRA

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

  • Woodwards, 3 High Street, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 0JE
  • Motley & Hope, The Manor House, 11 Shortmead Street, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 0AT

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Biggleswade

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Biggleswade practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Court proceedings for possession

  • Motley & Hope, The Manor House, 11 Shortmead Street, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 0AT

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Biggleswade regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Biggleswade specialising in commercial conveyancing in Biggleswade. This may include advice on granting a lease to a commercial tenant
  • Woodwards, 3 High Street, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 0JE
  • Motley & Hope, The Manor House, 11 Shortmead Street, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 0AT

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

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