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Top 5 reasons to let us help you choose a high street conveyancing solicitor in Limbury

  • 1 Excellent communication and a wealth of local knowledge are key benefits that you should value when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Limbury home moves can become significantly more protracted because of lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers we work with ensure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments instantly.
  • 2 The organisations shown on our directory have a variation of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters each year.
  • 3 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Limbury is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) often falls short of the high standards of professionalism you will expect.
  • 4 Regardless other solicitors say it just might be important to attend your solicitor to execute documents. There are various parties with involved in a conveyancing transaction without having to include Royal Mail into the equation.
  • 5 There is a better than average chance that the other side’s solicitors have offices in Limbury - if so both parties will have worked on conveyancing matters in the past

Examples of recent conveyancing in Limbury since October 2021*

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of terraced residence, Great Northern Road, LU5 4BP completing on 18/10/2021 at a price of £326,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, securing official copies of the title, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Limbury

We have very assertive sellers who has recommended a preliminary agreement with a payment two thousand pounds. Is it wise to enter into such agreements?

Lock out contracts are agreements between a property vendor and prospective acquirer giving the buyer a ‘clear field’ to the sale of the property for a certain period of time. Essentially, an exclusivity agreement is a contract specifying that you should receive a contract at a later time which is the contract for the actual sale. It tends to be used for buyer confidence though in some cases, the owner may stand to benefit from such agreements as well. There are various pros and cons to having them but you should to check with your solicitor but note that it may end up costing you more in conveyancing charges. For this these agreements are not popular in relation to conveyancing in Limbury.

we are a couple who are purchasing a 3 bedroom flat in Limbury with a homeloan from Yorkshire Building Society.We use our Limbury conveyancing practitioner but Yorkshire Building Society informed us her practice is not on their approved list of member firms. we are left little option but to use a Yorkshire Building Society panel lawyer or retain our high street solicitor and pay for a Yorkshire Building Society panel lawyer to represent them. This seems very unfair; Can we not simply insist that Yorkshire Building Society use our lawyer?

Unfortunately,no. The loan offered to you contains terms and conditions, a common one being that conveyancers must be on the Yorkshire Building Society approved list. Until recently, most lenders had large numbers of solicitors on their panels: a borrower could choose one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. Another option that might be available is for your lawyer to apply to be on the conveyancing panel for Yorkshire Building Society

What does a local search reveal concerning the property my wife and I buying in Limbury?

Limbury conveyancing often commences with the applying for local authority searches directly from your local Authority or through a personal search organisations for example Searchflow The local search plays an important role in most Limbury conveyancing purchase; that is if you wish to avoid any unpleasant surprises after you move into your property. The search will provide 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 headings.

Me and my brother own a semi-detached Edwardian property in Limbury. Conveyancing practitioner represented me and Barclays . I did a free Land Registry search last week and I saw two entries: one for freehold, another for leasehold with the matching property. Is it worth asking Barclays to clarify?

You need to assess the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for 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 Limbury and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they remortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with lenders. You can also enquire as to the position with the conveyancing practitioner who conducted the purchase.

I need to find a conveyancing solicitor for residential conveyancing in Limbury. I've stumble across a web site which looks to be the ideal offering If it is possible to get all this stuff completed via phone that would be ideal. Do I need to be wary? What should out be looking out for?

As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?

I am tempted by the attractive purchase price for a couple of flats in Limbury which have in the region of forty five years left on the leases. Should I regard a short lease as a deal breaker?

There are no two ways about it. A leasehold apartment in Limbury is a deteriorating asset as a result of the shortening lease. The closer the lease gets to its expiry date, the more it adversely affects the marketability of the property. The majority of purchasers and banks, leases with under 75 years become less and less marketable. On a more upbeat note, leaseholders can extend their leases by serving a Section 42 Notice. One stipulation is that they must have owned the premises for two years (unlike a Section 13 notice for purchasing the freehold, when leaseholders can participate from day one of ownership). When successful, they will have the right to an extension of 90 years to the current term and ground rent is effectively reduced to zero. Before moving forward with a purchase of a residence with a short lease term remaining you should talk to a solicitor specialising in lease extensions and leasehold enfranchisement. We are are happy to put you in touch with Limbury conveyancing experts who will explain the options available to you during an initial telephone conversation free of charge. A more straightforward and quicker method of extending would be to contact your landlord directly and sound him out on the prospect of extending the lease. You may find he or she is happy to negotiate informally and willing to consider your offer straight off, without having to involve anyone else. This will save you time and money and it could help you reach a lower price on the lease. You need to ensure that any new terms represent good long-term value compared with the standard benefits of the Section 42 Notice and that onerous clauses are not inserted into any redrafting of the lease.

I bought a 2 bed flat in Limbury, conveyancing formalities finalised 3 years ago. Can you work out an approximate cost of a lease extension? Equivalent flats in Limbury with over 90 years remaining are worth £211,000. The ground rent is £50 per annum. The lease expires on 21st October 2090

You have 68 years left to run we estimate the premium for your lease extension to range between £9,500 and £11,000 plus professional fees.

The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to advice on a more accurate figure without more comprehensive due diligence. Do not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be additional concerns that need to be considered and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action based on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Limbury regulated by the SRA

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

  • 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
  • Beds Law Firm Limited, 47a, Crystal House, New Bedford Road, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 1HS
  • Gca Solicitors (giffen Couch & Archer), Langham House West, 29-37 Mill Street, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 2NA

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Limbury regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Limbury specialising in commercial conveyancing in Limbury. This should include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • Abs Solicitors Llp, Britannia House, Leagrave Road, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU3 1RJ
  • Eton Law Solicitors, 110-112 Leagrave Road, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU4 8HX
  • Beds Law Firm Limited, 47a, Crystal House, New Bedford Road, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 1HS
  • Gca Solicitors (giffen Couch & Archer), Langham House West, 29-37 Mill Street, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 2NA
  • Pictons Solicitors Llp, 28 Dunstable Road, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 1DY

Planning law solicitors in Limbury regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Limbury practicing in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including applications about listed buildings and conservation areas
  • Taylor Walton Llp, 28-44 Alma Street, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 2PL

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

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