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Reasons to use our Biggleswade conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 This site is the only site that enables you the ability to check that your property ownership legalities in Biggleswade will be conducted by a property lawyer on your mortgage lender’s authorised panel.
  • 2 We are the UKs largest residential conveyancing directory listing lender approved property lawyers carrying out conveyancing in Biggleswade governed by the SRA or CLC.
  • 3 Retaining the services of a high street Solicitor usually results in a more personal touch. Sometimes when dealing with a an online conveyancing factory, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who who progress matters by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 4 Biggleswade lawyers work in partnership with Biggleswade estate agents, property finders, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to ensure that a quality service is provided to home movers every step of the way, helping make the process as straightforward as possible
  • 5 Chances are that the other side’s lawyers have offices in Biggleswade - if so both parties are likely to have worked on conveyancing matters in the past

Examples of recent conveyancing in Biggleswade since July 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Biggleswade

My wife and I changing mortgage lender for our penthouse in Biggleswade with UBS. We have a son 19 who lives with us. Our solicitor has asked us to disclose any adults other than ourselves who reside at the property. Our lawyer has now e-mailed a document for our son to sign, waiving any legal rights in the event that the apartment is forfeited by the lender. I have a couple of questions (1) Is this form unique to the UBS conveyancing panel as he never had to sign this form when we bought 4 years ago (2) Does our son by signing this extinguish his rights to inherit the property?

First, rest assured that your UBS conveyancing panel solicitor is doing the right thing as it is established procedure for any occupier who is aged 17 or over to sign the necessary Consent Form, which is purely to state that any rights he has in the property are postponed and secondary to UBS. This is solely used to protect UBS if the property were re-possessed so that in such circumstances, your son would be legally obliged to leave. It does not impact your son’s right to inherit the apartment. Please note that if your son were to inherit and the mortgage in favour of UBS had not been discharged, he would be liable to take over the loan or pay it off, but other than that, there is nothing stopping him from keeping the property in accordance with your will or the rules of intestacy.

We are buying a flat in Biggleswade. It might be a silly question but how we can trust a lawyer? At some point we have to deposit our life savings into their account. What is the protection we have from them run away with our monies?

Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.

We are due to move house in November. Does my conveyancing solicitor call the removal company on the completion day. Incidentally, can you recommend a removal company in Biggleswade. Conveyancing solicitor was chosen before I stumbled across this site.

On the day of completion you can collect the keys from your selling agent however this should only take place once the sellers solicitors confirm to the agent that they have the completion monies and the keys can be given over. After that you should advise the removal company that they can start moving you in. As a matter of policy we do not recommend a particular removal organisation but can help you choose a conveyancing in Biggleswade or a firm with expertise in conveyancing in Biggleswade.

is it true that all Biggleswade solicitors on the Lloyds conveyancing panel are governed by the SRA?

As solicitors, in order to be on the Lloyds conveyancing panel they would need to be overseen by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority. Many lenders do allow licenced conveyancers on their panel in which case such firms would be regulated by the CLC.

How does conveyancing in Biggleswade differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Biggleswade come to us having been asked by the builder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is completed. This is because developers in Biggleswade typically purchase the real estate, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancing solicitors as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Biggleswade or who has acted in the same development.

Given that I will soon part with hundreds of thousands of pounds on a house in Biggleswade I would like to talk to a solicitor about mytransaction before appointing the firm. Is this something that you can arrange?

We could not agree more - it is our preference to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you liaising with the solicitor due to be doing your conveyancing in Biggleswade.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - every client is an important individual, not a matter reference. The practices that we put you in touch with believe that the figure you are calculated and presented to you for your conveyancing in Biggleswade should be the amount on the final invoice that you are charged.

I need to retain a conveyancing solicitor for my conveyancing in Biggleswade. I have stumble upon a web site which appears to be the perfect answer If there is a chance to get all this stuff completed via email that would be ideal. Should I be concerned? What are the potential pitfalls?

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'm remortgaging a bungalow in Biggleswade. I can find my conveyancer's company on the Law Society's list, but I can't see my lawyer's name as listed on the regulator's website. Is this a big problem?

Not every individual in the practice must be listed by the regulator. Provided there is a manager qualified to 'oversee' the transaction, the actual day-to-day activity can be undertaken by unlicensed staff.

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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 may include advice on wrongful eviction

  • 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 non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Biggleswade practicing in commercial conveyancing in Biggleswade. This may include advice on buying and selling small and large scale commercial property and agricultural land
  • Woodwards, 3 High Street, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 0JE
  • Motley & Hope, The Manor House, 11 Shortmead Street, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 0AT

Typically, Biggleswade conveyancing for a sale has some of the following tasks

  • Obtaining instructions from parties involved
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Drawing up the contract and associated papers
  • Forwarding draft papers to the conveyancer retained by the buyer
  • Finalising the wording for contracts and replying to additional questions from the buyer’s conveyancer
  • Finalising the transfer deed
  • Responding to requisitions prepared by the buyer’s conveyancer
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then preparing for completion
  • Receiving sale proceeds and wiring funds to the owner, the estate agent and paying off the mortgage (where relevant)

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

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