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Reasons to use our Leighton Buzzard conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Using a a family Solicitor in the main results in a more personal touch. Sometimes when dealing with a an online conveyancing factory, your transaction is handled by a team of people who check what is happening on the file by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 2 There is a strong possibility the other side’s conveyancers are located in Leighton Buzzard - if so both parties will have worked on conveyancing matters in the past
  • 3 Regardless alternative companies say it just might be necessary to visit your solicitor to sign legal papers. There are enough parties with an interest in a homemove without needing to add Royal Mail into the equation.
  • 4 Over the years Leighton Buzzard lawyer have developed valuable links with Leighton Buzzard local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of dealing with your conveyancing in Leighton Buzzard.
  • 5 The Leighton Buzzard conveyancing practitioners that are identified are dedicated to supplying the most cost, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to purchasers, sellers and investors in Leighton Buzzard

Examples of recent conveyancing in Leighton Buzzard since November 2023*

Conveyance

of flat Laburnum Court LU7 3WL, at a price of £170,000. Leasehold conveyancing work included: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, agreeing completion date with parties, setting up the completion formalities

Sale

of apartment Eleanor Walk MK17 9QY, at buying sum of £155,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: obtaining official copies of the title, agreeing completion date with parties, preparing statement detailing charges

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Leighton Buzzard

I plan on acquiring a flat in Leighton Buzzard. My lawyer has never been on on the lender solicitor panel. Is it possible for me to continue with my Leighton Buzzard conveyancing solicitor notwithstanding that they are not on the bank approved list?

One must use a solicitor to complete the formalities if you need a loan to purchase your property. They will carry out all the appropriate investigations on the property, make sure that you will be registered as proprietor and ensure that all the necessary mortgage documentation is dealt with. One may appoint a Leighton Buzzard lawyer of your choosing. However, where the lawyer selected is not on the mortgage company approved list additional fees will be incurred as separate legal representation will be required by them. Bank panel applications may be submitted, so if your lawyer has not historically sought membership they should do so.

My husband and I are approaching an exchange on a flat in Leighton Buzzard and my mum and dad have sent the exchange deposit to my solicitor. I am now informed that as the deposit has not come from me my property lawyer needs to make a notification to my mortgage company. Apparently, in also acting for the mortgage company he must inform them that the balance of the purchase price is not just from me. I disclosed to the lender concerning my parents' contribution when I applied for the home loan, so is it really appropriate for him to raise this?

Your conveyancer is legally required to clarify with the bank to make sure that they understand that the balance of the purchase price is not from your own resources. Your solicitor can only notify this to your bank if you permit them to, failing which, your lawyer must cease to continue acting.

We're in Leighton Buzzard, First time buyers buying with a mortgage (lender is Co-operative , and our solicitor is on the Co-operative conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?

The fact that your lawyer is on the Co-operative conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no property lawyer should guarantee a timeframe for your conveyancing, due to third parties outside of your control such as delays caused by lenders,conveyancing search providers or by the other side’s solicitors. The time taken is often determined by the number of parties in a chain.

It has been 2 months following my purchase conveyancing in Leighton Buzzard completed. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £200,000 when infact I paid £170,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the property from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

I opted to have a survey completed on a property in Leighton Buzzard prior to instructing lawyers. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. Our surveyor advised that some mortgage companies may refuse to issue a loan on a flying freehold property.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Bank of Scotland has different requirements from Halifax. Should you wish to telephone us we can check with the relevant bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Leighton Buzzard. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Leighton Buzzard especially if they are acquainted with such properties in Leighton Buzzard.

I'm converting the mortgage on my existing home to a buy to let mortgage with Lloyds TSB Bank and intend to use the remaining equity as a down payment on another property. The location we are talking about is Leighton Buzzard. Will your solicitors be able to act for the two banks and tie in the conveyances?

Make use of our search tool on this page to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panels. Assuming that they are your lawyer will be able to connect the two deals but you should have a chat with you solicitor and specify your desired outcome and needs.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Leighton Buzzard regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Leighton Buzzard with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Leighton Buzzard. This will likely include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • Osborne Morris & Morgan, Danbury House, West Street, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7 1EP
  • Austin & Carnley, Albion Chambers, High Street, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7 1DP
  • Gc&a Limited, Bridge House, Bridge Street, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7 1EB
  • Ray Nixon Brown, 4-6 Church Square, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7 1AE
  • Franklins Law, Church House, 11 Church Square, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7 1AE

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

  • Solicitor instructed by the buyer on acceptance of the offer
  • Examining the title to the property
  • Conducting Leighton Buzzard property searches for the property
  • Reviewing draft contract and other papers received from the seller’s solicitor
  • Submitting questions with the vendor’s solicitor
  • Negotiating the sale contract
  • Analysing replies supplied by the owner to pre-contract enquiries
  • Agreeing the wording for the Transfer document
  • Advising the buyer in respect of the mortgage offer: (if applicable)
  • Preparing and sending the purchaser a report on title (that is; a breakdown of all findings on the property)
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then completion formalities
  • Completing and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the appropriate Land Tax forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration formalities for the buyer and the mortgage (where applicable) at the HM Land Registry.

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

  • Taking instructions from the appropriate parties
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Drawing up the contract and associated documents
  • Forwarding draft papers to the lawyer retained by the purchaser
  • Finalising the wording for contracts and replying to supplemental queries from the buyer’s lawyer
  • Finalising the transfer deed
  • Answering requisitions prepared by the purchaser’s lawyer
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then completion formalities
  • Accepting the sale proceeds and transferring funds to the owner, the estate agent and other relevant parties (if applicable)

Neighboring Locations

Fenny Stratford
Linslade
Leighton Buzzard
Eaton Bray

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

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