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  • 1 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these companies are often located many kilometers away with little understanding of the factors that affect property transactions in Kempston
  • 2 The Kempston conveyancing practitioners that we work with are committed to providing the most cost, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to home buyers, sellers and remortgagors in Kempston
  • 3 Our site offers largest domestic conveyancing directory service identifying lender approved property lawyers conducting conveyancing in Kempston regulated and authorised by the SRA or CLC.
  • 4 Using a high street Solicitor generally results in a more personal touch. When using a large conveyancing firm, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who who progress matters by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 5 Over the years Kempston property lawyer have established excellent connections with Kempston local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of dealing with your home move in Kempston.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Kempston since March 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Kempston

I am not in a position to travel far from Kempston. What is the rationale as to why all Kempston lawyers are not on all lender panels?

Banks tend to restrict either the nature or the number of conveyancing practices on their panel. A common example of such restriction(s) being that a practice must have two or more partners. As well as restricting the structure of firm, some lenders decided to restrict the number of organisations they allow to act for them. It is worth noting that mortgage companies have no responsibility for the quality of service given by any Kempston lawyer on their approved list. Property fraud was the primary trigger for the culling of conveyancing panels in the last decade even though there are contrary thoughts about whether solicitors sat at the center of that fraud. Data published by HM Land Registry reveal that thousands of law organisations only carry out one or two conveyances a year. Those advocating conveyancing panel consolidation question why law firms should have the right to be on a bank panel when clearly property law is not their primary expertise?

I am need of leasehold conveyancing for an apartment in a relatively new development (five years built) in Kempston. The vast majority the flats are already occupied. Do I need carry out the neighbourhood searches for my conveyancing in Kempston?

Conveyancing Searches are a vital link in the Kempston conveyancing process. There are hundreds search providers conducting Kempston conveyancing searches, as well direct from the local authority. These are known collectively as personal search companies and they produce, not surprisingly, personal searches. However, all Local Authority Search conveyancing products have one thing in common - they must secure their data from the local authoritative source.

I purchased a freehold premises in Kempston but nevertheless charged rent, why is this and what is this?

It is rare for properties in Kempston and has limited impact for conveyancing in Kempston but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.

Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges have existed for many centuries, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the generation of new rentcharges post 1977.

Old rentcharges can now be redeemed by making a one off payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence post 2037 will be dispensed with completely.

Does a directory service exist listing Principality panel conveyancers in Kempston on the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook Website?

No. There is no such tool on the Council of Mortgage Lenders or Building Society Association sites. A small selection of lending institutions make their panel listings available on the web. Where you are seeking to appoint a Kempston conveyancer on the Principality please make the most of our facility.

Last month we had a mortgage agreed in principle with Clydesdale. Kempston conveyancing lawyers were appointed. How long does it take for Clydesdale to forward the offer to the conveyancer?

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

I have paid off my mortgage with Santander. I assume I don't need a Kempston property lawyer on the Santander panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Please confirm.

If you have finished paying off your Santander mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Santander mortgage from the register. Santander, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:

  1. but are not moving to another property
  2. where Santander has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
  3. Santander has instructed the Land Registry to do so
The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Santander mortgage has been paid off.

In relation to leasehold conveyancing in Kempston what are the most frequent lease defects?

There is nothing unique about leasehold conveyancing in Kempston. Most leases are unique and drafting errors can sometimes mean that certain provisions are erroneous. The following missing provisions could result in a defective lease:

    Insurance obligations

A defective lease will likely cause problems when trying to sell a property primarily because it impacts on the ability to obtain a mortgage on the property. Barclays , Coventry Building Society, and Britannia all have express conveyancing instructions when it comes to what is expected in a lease. Where a lender has been advised by their lawyers that the lease is defective they may refuse to grant the mortgage, obliging the purchaser to pull out.

I purchased a basement flat in Kempston, conveyancing was carried out September 1997. How much will my lease extension cost? Comparable flats in Kempston with an extended lease are worth £265,000. The ground rent is £50 charged once a year. The lease finishes on 21st October 2098

With just 76 years left to run we estimate the premium for your lease extension to range between £8,600 and £9,800 as well as professional fees.

The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs without more comprehensive due diligence. Do not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be additional concerns that need to be taken into account and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not move forward placing reliance on this information before getting professional advice.

There are a lot of properties in Kempston on private lanes. My husband and I are acquiring one such house. Are there any benefits to buying a house on a private road?

Kempston conveyancing practices will be familiar with transacting houseson private. The conveyancer should investigate title to find any rights or liabilities. It is possible that there is a management company (wholly owned by residents) that owners make annual contributions to maintain the road. If one exists, the road will likely be maintained and look nicer than council adopted.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Kempston regulated by the SRA

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

  • Ciampa Solicitors, 26 St. Marys Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 0AS
  • Sharman Law Llp, 1 Harpur Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 1PF
  • Palmers Solicitors Llp, Hassett House, Hassett Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 1HA
  • Cowley Di Giorgio, 63 Harpur Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 2SR
  • Hcb Park Woodfine Llp, 1 Lurke Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 3TN

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Kempston

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Kempston with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Leasehold Valuation Tribunal proceedings

  • Old Vicarage Advisory Legal (kempston) Limited, Winthorpe House, 29 Church End, Biddenham, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 4AR
  • Sharman Law Llp, 1 Harpur Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 1PF
  • Duchennes, Hassett House, Hassett Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 1HA
  • Palmers Solicitors Llp, Hassett House, Hassett Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 1HA
  • Hcb Park Woodfine Llp, 1 Lurke Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 3TN

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Kempston regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Kempston specialising in commercial conveyancing in Kempston. This may include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • Ciampa Solicitors, 26 St. Marys Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 0AS
  • Sharman Law Llp, 1 Harpur Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 1PF
  • Palmers Solicitors Llp, Hassett House, Hassett Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 1HA
  • Cowley Di Giorgio, 63 Harpur Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 2SR
  • Hcb Park Woodfine Llp, 1 Lurke Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 3TN

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

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