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Main reasons to use our service to assist you select a local conveyancing solicitor in Dunstable

  • 1 Peace of mind comes when you select the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Dunstable has a number to select from, but for a truly dependable and reliable service many local people have been use the recommendation of this site.
  • 2 Personal touch together with pure property expertise are key benefits that you should look for when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Dunstable conveyancing can become a lot more stressful due to poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers we work with endeavour to make sure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments instantly.
  • 3 Solicitor conveyancing lawyers have valuable personal connections with Dunstable selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 4 The Dunstable conveyancing practitioners that are listed are committed to supplying the most cost, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to purchasers, sellers and remortgagors in Dunstable
  • 5 Dunstable property lawyer are the linchpin 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

Examples of recent conveyancing in Dunstable since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Dunstable

I am looking for value for money conveyancer. Do I opt for a nationwide conveyancer rather than a family Dunstable conveyancing solicitor?

Dunstable is a special area, where neighbourhood know-how helps. The laid-back lifestyle has it’s attractions – but not for your house move. The property lawyers that we work with providing wide Dunstable intelligence with a proactive, can doattitude that ensures the conveyancing to progress hassle free. It will certainly help if they benefit from established rapport with mortgage brokers, estate agents, valuers and counterpart Dunstable conveyancing practitioners

Will my conveyancing lawyers need to check that the building insurance for my purchase of a house in Dunstable. My lender is Nationwide Building Society

Nationwide Building Society have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook. As of 18/5/2024, the requirements read as follows :

Is there a list of TSB panel solicitors in Dunstable on the Building Society Association’s Website?

Unfortunately not yet. There is no such directory service on the CML or Building Society Association sites. A small selection of lending institutions make their panel listings viewable over the internet. Where you are looking for a Dunstable conveyancing practitioner on the TSB please use our tool.

Last month we had a mortgage agreed in principle with Leeds Building Society. Dunstable conveyancing solicitors have been chosen. How long does it take for Leeds Building Society to issue the offer to the conveyancing practitioner?

Some lenders take longer than others. Have Leeds Building Society conducted the survey? Have you informed Leeds Building Society as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel? Sometimes it can take as long as six weeks for a mortgage offer to be issued.

I am selling my flat. I had a double glazing fitted in July 2006, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My purchaser’s mortgage company, Barclays are being a right pain. The Dunstable solicitor who is on the Barclays conveyancing panel is saying indemnity insurance will be fine but Barclays are requiring a building regulation certificate. Why do Barclays have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?

It is probably the case that Barclays have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Barclays may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing was correctly and safely installed. The indemnity insurance merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.

I have justbeen informed that Stirling Law have been shut down. They conducted my conveyancing in Dunstable for a purchase of a leasehold apartment 10 months ago. How can I establish that my home is registered correctly in the name of the previous owner?

The easiest way to see if the premises is registered to you, you can make a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Dunstable conveyancing specialists.

My company is planning to take an assignment of a lease of a shop on the high street. Can you recommend lawyers offering fixed fees for non-domestic conveyancing in Dunstable for less than £1,200?

We are happy to recommend firms who have specialist knowledge of commercial conveyancing in Dunstable, including the sale and acquisition of businesses as well as simply property. Whether you are looking to buy or lease a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit or a whole business we will put you in touch with the right solicitor. As for the costs these will vary based on the structure and heads of terms of the deal. Let us have your details or call so as to enable us to supply you with comprehensive commercial conveyancing quote.

Can you provide any top tips for leasehold conveyancing in Dunstable from the point of view of saving time on the sale process?

  • A significant proportion of the delay in leasehold conveyancing in Dunstable can be avoided where you appoint lawyers the minute your agents start marketing the property and ask them to collate the leasehold information which will be required by the buyers’ lawyers.
  • You may think that you are aware of the number of years left on your lease but it would be wise to double-check by asking your solicitors. A purchaser's conveyancer will be unlikely to recommend their client to proceed with the purchase of a leasehold property the remaining number of years is below 75 years. In the circumstances it is important at an early stage that you consider whether the lease term for your property needs extending. If it does, contact your solicitors before you put your property on the market for sale. Some Dunstable leases require Licence to Assign from the landlord. If this applies to your lease, it would be prudent to place the estate agents on notice to make sure that the purchasers put in hand financial (bank) and professional references. The bank reference should make it clear that the buyer is financially capable of paying the yearly service charge and the actual amount of the service charge should be quoted in the bank’s letter. You will therefore need to provide your estate agents with the actual amount of the service charge so that they can pass this information on to the buyers or their solicitors. If you have carried out any alterations to the property would they have required Landlord’s consent? In particular have you laid down wooden flooring? Dunstable leases often stipulate that internal structural alterations or installing wooden flooring necessitate a licence issued by the Landlord consenting to such changes. Where you dont have the consents in place you should not communicate with the landlord without contacting your conveyancer in the first instance. Many landlords or managing agents in Dunstable charge for supplying management packs for a leasehold property. You or your lawyers should enquire as to the fee that they propose to charge. The management pack sought on or before finding a buyer, thus reducing delays. The typical amount of time it takes to receive management information is three weeks. It is the most frequent cause of delay in leasehold conveyancing in Dunstable.

Dunstable Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Sample of Questions you should consider before buying

    How many of the leaseholders are in arrears for their service charge payments? Many Dunstable leasehold apartments will be liable to pay a service bill for maintenance of the building set on behalf of the landlord. Where you buy the apartment you will have to pay this amount, normally in instalments accross the year. This may vary from a couple of hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for blocks with lifts and large communal areas. There will also be a rentcharge for you to pay yearly, this is usually not a large figure, say around £25-£75 but you should to enquire it because on occasion it can be many hundreds of pounds. You should be aware that where the lease has fewer than 80 years it will have adverse implications on the marketability of the property. Check with your lender that they are happy with remaining years on the lease. Leases with less than 80 years remaining means that you will almost definitely require a lease extension sooner rather than later and it is worth finding out how much this will be. Remember, in most cases you will be be obliged to have been the owner of the premises for two years in order to be eligible to carry out a lease extension.

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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
  • Woolfe & Co Solicitors Ltd, Britannia House, Leagrave Road, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU3 1RJ
  • Abs Solicitors Llp, 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 solicitors listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Dunstable with expertise in planning law. This will likely include advice on special planning controls
  • Taylor Walton Llp, 28-44 Alma Street, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 2PL

Residential in Dunstable is a complex business, both legally and administratively. The exact order of events varies slightly, below are some of the tasks in the process.

  • Lawyer instructed by the vendor on acceptance of the offer
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Drawing up the contract and associated papers
  • Sending draft papers to the solicitor representing the buyer
  • Negotiating contracts and replying to additional enquires from the buyer’s solicitor
  • Finalising the transfer document
  • Responding to requisitions submitted by the buyer’s solicitor
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then completion formalities
  • Accepting the sale proceeds and sending funds to the seller, the estate agent and other relevant parties (where appropriate)

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

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