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Dunstable Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Percentage of leasehold conveyancing purchases in Dunstable is 13% where there is a share in the management company or freehold company
  • 2 Average time from start to moving day was 59 days for conveyancing in Dunstable
  • 3 Average time frame of 44 days for registration of title in Dunstable
  • 4 90% freehold and 10% leasehold conveyancing in Dunstable for this year to date
  • 5 was the busiest month and was the next busiest month while was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Dunstable

Examples of recent conveyancing in Dunstable since January 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Dunstable

In what way does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in Dunstable? Is this really necessary?

Anti-terror and anti-money-laundering regulations require solicitors and licensed conveyancers to check the identity of the person or body they are dealing with before they can accept their conveyancing retainer. The Client Care letter that you are required to sign should reaffirm this. Your lawyer also has obligations to obtain certain documents in accordance with the CML Lenders Handbook requirements last updated on 1st December 2014. Should you are unwilling to supply identification documents, your lawyer will not be able to take you on as a client.

Have just purchased a repossessed house at auction in Dunstable. Conveyancing is necessary. What happens now?

Given that you have now exchanged you should find a conveyancing solicitor as a matter of priority as you are faced with a fast approaching deadline in which to complete the deal. Every auction property will have a corresponding legal set of papers. This will likely include the copy title deeds, local authority and drainage searches. Where you are dealing with leasehold property the auction papers may provide a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and other conveyancing paperwork pertinent to a leasehold property. You must pass this on to your appointed conveyancing solicitor at the earliest opportunity. Do make sure that your finances are in order to complete on the on the contractual date .

I am due to move home in June. Does my conveyancing solicitor communicate with the removal company on the completion day. Incidentally, can you suggest a removal company in Dunstable. Conveyancing firm was organised prior to coming across your site.

On the afternoon of completion you will need to pick up the house keys from your estate agent however this should only take place once the sellers conveyancers inform the agent that they have the completion monies and the keys can be collected. You should advise the removal men that you are ready to move in. We are not in a position to recommend a specific removal organisation but can help you locate a conveyancing in Dunstable or a firm with expertise in conveyancing in Dunstable.

I have decided to exercise my right to buy my property in Dunstable off the council. I have a mortgage agreed with Kent Reliance. Conveyancing is not something I have any knowledge of. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should use one. Any advice?

It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with Kent Reliance, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel.

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up as part of conveyancing in Dunstable?

Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Dunstable. 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…’

The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build apartment in Dunstable. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build conveyancing.

Here are examples of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Dunstable

    Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified. Please confirm the Lease plans are surveyor prepared. Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. Please supply a car parking plan. Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents.

We're novice buyers - agreed a price, yet the property agent has warned us that the owners will only go ahead if we use the agent's preferred lawyers as they want an ‘expedited deal’. My instinct tells me that we should use a family conveyancer with experience of conveyancing in Dunstable

It is unlikely the owners are behind this. If they require ‘a quick sale', alienating a serious purchaser is counter productive. Speak to the owners direct and explain that (a)you are genuine purchasers (b)you are ready to go, with finances in place © you are unencumbered (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)however you are going to instruct your own,trusted Dunstable conveyancing firm - rather thanthose that will earn their negotiator at the agency a referral fee or hit his conveyancing figures set by head office.

I need to find a bank panel solicitor in Dunstable. Can you assist?

Unfortunately it’s not apparent why you need a Dunstable panel solicitor but in any event, if you can not find one on our search tool you will need to speak directly to the bank to find out which solicitors in Dunstable are on their panel . If you do find such a firm in Dunstable not listed please direct them to our site to list. At a fee of one pound per month it is not expensive to register on the site

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Dunstable regulated by the SRA

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

  • Byron Fearn, Scotson Chambers, 80 High Street South, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU6 3HD
  • Knowles Benning Llp, 24 West Street, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU6 1SN
  • Abs Solicitors Llp, Britannia House, Leagrave Road, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU3 1RJ
  • Woolfe & Co Solicitors Ltd, Britannia House, Leagrave Road, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU3 1RJ
  • Eton Law Solicitors, 110-112 Leagrave Road, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU4 8HX

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Dunstable regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Dunstable specialising in commercial conveyancing in Dunstable. This may include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • Byron Fearn, Scotson Chambers, 80 High Street South, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU6 3HD
  • Knowles Benning Llp, 24 West Street, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU6 1SN
  • Abs Solicitors Llp, Britannia House, Leagrave Road, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU3 1RJ
  • Eton Law Solicitors, 110-112 Leagrave Road, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU4 8HX
  • Pictons Solicitors Llp, 28 Dunstable Road, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 1DY

What to expect from a Licensed Conveyancer for conveyancing in Dunstable?

Licensed Conveyancers deal with the transfer of ownership of a property from one person to another and cover conveyancing nationwide as well as Dunstable. If using a Licensed Conveyancer regulated by the CLC, you should:
  • Have an honest and lawful conveyancing.
  • Be supplied with a high standard of legal services.
  • Enjoy the benefit of your conveyancing dealt with using care, skill and legal know-how.
  • Enjoy the benefit of a high standard of service due to your lawyer’s arrangements, resources, procedures, skills and commitment.
  • Be provided with a service which is accessible and responsive to your individual needs.
  • Not feel discriminated against, victimised or harassed.
  • To receive the level you could expect, however, if you do your lawyer accepts responsibility for this and provides you with any appropriate redress.
  • Ensure your individual needs taken into account should you make a complaint.
  • Have a swift, objective and comprehensive service where if a complaint is registered about your conveyancing in Dunstable.

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

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