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Reasons to use our Dunstable conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Dunstable lawyer are the key to a successful Dunstable home move, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your move
  • 2 Excellent communication and a wealth of experience are key benefits that you should seek when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Dunstable property deals can be made significantly more stressful as a result of poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers we work with ensure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments expeditiously.
  • 3 We are the UKs largest domestic conveyancing directory service identifying lender approved law firms carrying out conveyancing in Dunstable regulated and authorised by the SRA or CLC.
  • 4 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Dunstable is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) often falls short of the level of professionalism you will expect.
  • 5 Regardless other companies may claim it may be necessary to attend your lawyer to sign legal papers. There are enough parties with an interest in a house sale without having to include the postman into the mix.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Dunstable since June 2022*

Acquisition

of apartment Albion Street LU6 1SB, acquired for £145,000. Leasehold conveyancing work included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, agreeing completion date with parties

Transfer

of semi premises, Regency Court, LU6 3SL completing on 30/06/2022 at a price of £465,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in preparation for completion, preparing statement detailing charges

Conveyance

of flat Bagshawe Way LU5 4FJ, acquired for £230,000. Leasehold conveyancing due diligence included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending the transfer to the seller for signature in preparation for completion, preparing statement detailing charges

Sale

of terraced premises, Tilling Green, LU5 4FN completing on 09/07/2022 at a price of £298,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in readiness for completion, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, ordering official copies of the title

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Dunstable

I have given 2 months notice to my current landlord and have to leave my rented apartment in Dunstable by the end of next month. Conveyancing for my house purchase has just started. Can I complete in 4 weeks as don't want to have to find temporary accommodation?

The normal practice is not to give notice on a rental until your lawyer suggests that you should. If you have not previously done so, speak to your solicitor and ask them to they apply pressure on the owners side, try to an agreed time frame that everyone will work towards

What does a local search tell me concerning the property my wife and I buying in Dunstable?

Dunstable conveyancing often commences with the applying for local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search organisations such as Searchflow The local search plays an important part in many a Dunstable conveyancing purchase; that is if you wish to avoid any unpleasant once you have moved into your new home. The search will reveal information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications applicable to the property (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 areas.

My wife and I have a semi-detached Edwardian property in Dunstable. Conveyancing solicitor acted for me and Virgin Money. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and there are two entries: the first freehold, another for leasehold under the exact same address. Is it worth asking Virgin Money to clarify?

You need to review the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Dunstable and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they mortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with buyers. You can also enquire as to the situation with your conveyancing practitioner who conducted the purchase.

How does conveyancing in Dunstable differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build premises in Dunstable approach us having been asked by the seller to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is completed. This is because builders in Dunstable usually acquire the land, 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 property lawyers 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 accustomed to new build conveyancing in Dunstable or who has acted in the same development.

Due to the advice of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Dunstable ahead of retaining solicitors. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. My surveyor advised that some banks will refuse to issue a loan on a flying freehold house.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Lloyds has different requirements from Halifax. Should you wish to call us we can check via the relevant mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Dunstable. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.

I need to find a conveyancing solicitor for remortgage conveyancing in Dunstable. I've chance upon a web site which looks to be the perfect solution If there is a chance to get all formalities completed via email that would be ideal. Do I need to 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?

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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

Planning law solicitors in Dunstable regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Dunstable with expertise in planning law. This could include advice on tree preservation orders
  • Taylor Walton Llp, 28-44 Alma Street, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 2PL

Typically, Dunstable conveyancing for a purchase has some of the following tasks

  • Obtaining instructions from parties involved
  • Checking the title unregistered or registered
  • Ordering Dunstable searches with respect to the property
  • Reviewing draft sale agreement and other papers prepared the owner’s property lawyer
  • Raising enquiries with the vendor’s property lawyer
  • Agreeing the wording of the sale contract
  • Examining replies supplied by the seller to pre-exchange enquiries
  • Negotiating the Transfer document
  • Advising the purchasing in respect of the mortgage offer: (where applicable)
  • Drawing up and sending the buyer a report on title (that is; reporting to the purchaser on the contents of the contract pack, preliminary enquiries and the result of the searches)
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then completion formalities
  • Completion of and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the correct stamp duty forms and payment
  • Registering the purchase and the home loan (if relevant) at the HMLR.

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

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