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Choosing the right solicitor is the most important decision when it comes to your Shefford conveyancing

Reasons to use our Shefford conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Property lawyer conveyancing firms have extremely good personal connections with Shefford selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 2 There is a distinct possibility the other side’s lawyers are located in Shefford - if so both parties are likely to be familiar
  • 3 We are the UKs most comprehensive residential conveyancing directory listing lender approved property lawyers conducting conveyancing in Shefford who are regulated by the SRA or Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
  • 4 Over the years Shefford solicitor have developed very good links with Shefford local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of undertaking your house sale or purchase in Shefford.
  • 5 Shefford conveyancers have a significant edge when it comes to Shefford conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that will affect your sale or purchase

Examples of recent conveyancing in Shefford since November 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Shefford

We were just about to exchange contracts for a freehold house in Shefford. We encountered a snag. The mortgage offer with Nottingham Building Society runs out on 20/4/2021 but the owners are putting forward a completion date of 22/4/2021. Is it possible to extend the mortgage expiry date?

The best person to deal with your concern is your conveyancer who will assess if he or she is better off negotiating with the bank, owner’s solicitors, selling agents or conceivably all three based on the circumstances your house move as of today.

Completed the sale of my flat in Shefford last July yet the purchaser is e-mailing every few hours to say her solicitor is waiting to hear from mylawyer. What should my lawyer have done following completion?

Following your house sale your solicitor should forward the transfer documentation and all additional paperwork to the purchaser's lawyers. Where appropriate, your solicitor should also confirm that the home loan has been discharged to the purchasers conveyancers. There are no post completion procedures unique to conveyancing in Shefford.

Just had an offer accepted on a new build flat in Shefford. Conveyancing is daunting at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build legal work.

Here is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Shefford

    Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal. Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. Please confirm the Lease plans are architect prepared.

I opted to have a survey carried out on a house in Shefford prior to instructing conveyancers. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold element to the property. Our surveyor has said that some lenders may not grant a mortgage on this type of premises.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Bank of Scotland has different instructions from Nationwide. Should you wish to telephone us we can look into this further with the appropriate mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Shefford. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Shefford especially if they regularly deal with such properties in Shefford.

What are your top tips when it comes to choosing a Shefford conveyancing firm to carry out our lease extension conveyancing?

If you are instructing a property lawyer for your lease extension (regardless if they are a Shefford conveyancing firm) it is most important that he or she should be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of conveyancing. We advise that you make enquires with two or three firms including non Shefford conveyancing practices prior to instructing a firm. Where the conveyancing practice is ALEP accredited then that’s a bonus. The following questions could be useful:

    What volume of lease extensions has the firm carried out in Shefford in the last twenty four months? What are the costs for lease extension work?

Shefford Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - A selection of Questions you should consider before buying

    How much is the service charge and ground rent on the property? It would be prudent to discover if there are any onerous prohibitions in the lease. For instance plenty of leases prohibit pets being allowed in certain buildings in Shefford. If you love the flatin Shefford but your dog can’t make the move with you then you will be faced hard choice. The prefered form of lease structure is if the freehold reversion is owned by the leaseholders. In this situation the lessees have being in charge if their destiny and notwithstanding that a managing agent is usually employed where it is bigger than a house conversion, the managing agent employed by the leaseholders.

Do online conveyancing companies cover everything a local Shefford solicitor does or must I employ a solicitor for the final stages for my conveyancing in Shefford?

Where you instruct an online conveyancer they will cover all the things your Shefford conveyancer would cover.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Shefford regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Shefford 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 Shefford

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Shefford specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Claims for damages for illegal

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

Home buying conveyancing in Shefford ordinarily involves the following:

  • Conveyancing practitioner instructed by the purchaser once the offer has been accepted
  • Checking the title to the property
  • Conducting Shefford conveyancing searches for the title
  • Considering the draft contract pack and other documentation supplied by the seller’s property lawyer
  • Raising queries with the vendor’s property lawyer
  • Agreeing the wording of the sale agreement
  • Reviewing replies supplied by the owner to pre-exchange enquiries
  • Negotiating a Transfer document
  • Advising the buyer in respect of the loan offer: (if applicable)
  • Drafting and sending the purchaser a report on title (that is; summarising to the purchaser on the contents of the contract pack, preliminary enquiries and the result of the searches)
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then preparing for completion
  • Preparing and submitting to HMRC the correct Land Tax forms and payment
  • Registering the transfer of ownership and the home loan (where applicable) at the Land Registry.

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