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Dunstable Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Average time frame of 43 days for registration of title in Dunstable
  • 2 February was the busiest month and January was the next busiest month while September was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Dunstable
  • 3 Percentage of cases in Dunstable that are buy to let is 15%
  • 4 Percentage of leasehold conveyancing cases in Dunstable with service charge retention of 6%
  • 5 Average time from start to moving day was 55 days for conveyancing in Dunstable

Examples of recent conveyancing in Dunstable since June 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Dunstable

My best friend’s step-father is a conveyancing practitioner. I suspect that I can be offered preferential pricing for conveyancing, However if that does not come materialise, what level of figure would I typically be looking at for conveyancing in Dunstable?

Do contrast pricing. Make use of our search tool on this site. The quotes do contrast greatly but the service one can expect are distinct between conveyancers as is true with most professions.

The housing market in Dunstable is hotting up. What can be done to speed up the conveyancing process?

In a situation where you are under time constraints for your conveyancing it is highly recommended that your solicitor is familiar with the location as they will make use of local connections and know-how. It is possible that they would have conducted previoushouses in the same neighbourhood. You would be best advised to use a Dunstable conveyancing solicitor. In addition, be sure that the lawyer is on the lender panel. It is understood that nearly one in five of Dunstable conveyancing transactions are held up or derailed after discovering a purchaser’s lawyer was not on their mortgage lender’s panel. This can often result in the legal process being held up by as much as 21 days. It is said that this issue affects approximately one hundred thousand home moves annually. Many Dunstable conveyancing firms can not represent certain mortgage companies so do check at the outset.

My house in Dunstable is up for sale and I have a buyer. Does my property lawyer have to be required to be on the Principality conveyancing panel in order to deal with paying off my mortgage?

Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the Principality conveyancing panel they can still act for you on your sale. It might be that the lender will not release the original deeds (if applicable and increasingly irrelevant) until after the mortgage is paid off. You should speak to your lawyer directly before you start the process though to ensure that there is no problem as lenders are changing their panel criteria fairly frequently in recent years.

Should my lawyer be raising enquiries about flooding as part of the conveyancing in Dunstable.

The risk of flooding is if increasing concern for conveyancers dealing with homes in Dunstable. Plenty of people will acquire a house in Dunstable, fully expectant that at some time, it may be flooded. However, leaving to one side the physical damage, if a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, suitable building insurance, or sell the premises. There are steps that can be taken as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the buyer.

Lawyers are not qualified to impart advice on flood risk, but there are a number of searches that may be initiated by the purchaser or by their solicitors which can give them a better understanding of the risks in Dunstable. The standard property information forms given to a purchaser’s solicitor (where the Conveyancing Protocol is adopted) contains a standard inquiry of the seller to find out whether the premises has ever been flooded. In the event that the premises has been flooded in past and is not notified by the owner, then a purchaser could bring a claim for damages as a result of such an incorrect answer. A purchaser’s conveyancers may also commission an environmental search. This will higlight if there is any known flood risk. If so, more detailed inquiries will need to be carried out.

I am buying a new build house in Dunstable with the aid of help to buy. The sellers would not budge the price so I negotiated £7000 of extras instead. The sale representative suggested that I not inform my lawyer about the side-deal as it may jeopardize my mortgage with Leeds Building Society. Is this normal?.

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.

Hoping to buy a property located in Dunstable and I am already nervous. I couldn't find anything specific about Dunstable. Conveyancing will be needed in due course but do you know about the Dunstable area? or perhaps some other tips you can share?

Rather than looking online forget looking online you should go and have a look at Dunstable. In the meantime here are some basic statistics that we found

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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

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Dunstable

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Dunstable with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Rent Act Protected, Assured and Assured Shorthold tenancies

  • 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
  • Austins Llp, Christchurch House, 40 Upper George Street, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 2RS

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Dunstable regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Dunstable practicing in commercial conveyancing in Dunstable. This should 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

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

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