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Reasons to use our Langford conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The Langford conveyancing practitioners that we work with are committed to supplying the most cost, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to home buyers, sellers and investors in Langford
  • 2 Property lawyer conveyancing solicitors have very good personal links with Langford estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 3 Langford solicitors work in partnership with Langford estate agents, developers, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to make sure that the highest level of service is provided to home movers every step of the way, helping make the process as straightforward as possible
  • 4 This site is the only site offering you the ability to ensure that your conveyancing in Langford will be carried out by a solicitor on your lender’s approved panel.
  • 5 Excellent communication and pure property local knowledge are key benefits that you should value when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Langford property deals can be made significantly more stressful because 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 quickly.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Langford since January 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Langford

Can I be sure that the Langford conveyancing solicitor on the Clydesdale panel is any good?

When it comes to conveyancing in Langford seeking recommendations is a sensible start. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one which is cheap as chips. We would always advise that you speak with the lawyer conducting your conveyancing.

I am expecting a OIP from Aldermore this week so we can work out what to offer on a property we like as otherwise we only have online calculators to go by (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do Aldermore recommend any Langford solicitors on the Aldermore conveyancing panel, or is it better to go independently?

You will need to appoint Langford solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Aldermore conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and Aldermore through the process.

It is not clear whether my lender obliges me to make sure the lease term for the flat is extended prior to the completion date. I have called into my local Langford building society branch on numerous occasions and was advised it wasn't an issue and they would lend. My Langford conveyancing solicitor - who is on the lender conveyancing panel- called and was told they will not lend in accordance with their UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook minimum lease term requirements. I simply don't know who is right.

The solicitor must comply with the Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook Part 2 requirements for your lender. Unless your lawyer obtains specific confirmation in writing that the lender will go ahead, your lawyer has no choice but to refrain from exchanging contract and committing you to the purchase. We would suggest that you ask the bank to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the number of years left on the lease.

What can a local search inform me concerning the house my wife and I buying in Langford?

Langford conveyancing often commences with the applying for local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search organisations for example Searches UK The local search plays an important part in most Langford conveyancing purchase; as long as you wish to avoid any unpleasant surprises after you move into your new home. The search will reveal data on, amongst other things, details on planning applications applicable to the premises (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.

I purchased a renovated Edwardian property in Langford. Conveyancing lawyer represented me and HSBC Bank. I did a free Land Registry search last week and there are a couple of entries: one for freehold, the second leasehold with the matching address. I thought I was buying a freehold how can I check?

You should read the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Langford and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they buy they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with buyers. You can also enquire as to the position with your conveyancing solicitor who conducted the work.

How does conveyancing in Langford differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build premises in Langford come to us having been asked by the housebuilder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is finished. This is because builders in Langford typically purchase the real estate, 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 conveyancers 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 used to new build conveyancing in Langford or who has acted in the same development.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold element on a house I have offered on two weeks back in what should have been a straight forward, no chain conveyancing. Langford is where the house is located. Can you shed any light on this issue?

Flying freeholds in Langford are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Langford you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds thoroughly. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Langford may determine that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold property.

I am using a search engine for the phrase cheap conveyancing in Langford it brings up numerous conveyancersin the area. With so much choice what is the best way to find the right conveyancing solicitor for purchase transaction?

The preferential method of finding the right conveyancer is via trusted testimonial, so seek the opinion of colleagues and relatives who have bought a property in Langford or the local estate agent or mortgage broker. Charges for conveyancing in Langford vary, so it's a good idea to secure at least four quotes from varying types of companies. Make sure that you clarify that the costs are guaranteed not to escalate.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Langford regulated by the SRA

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

  • Woodwards, 3 High Street, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 0JE
  • Motley & Hope, The Manor House, 11 Shortmead Street, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 0AT

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Langford

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Langford specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Rent Act Protected, Assured and Assured Shorthold tenancies

  • Motley & Hope, The Manor House, 11 Shortmead Street, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 0AT

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Langford regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Langford but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • New Horizons Property & Probate Lawyers Limited, 50 Station Road, SG6 3BE

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