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If you have reached us by Googling ‘Conveyancing in Shefford’ follow your intuition — you will have a better house move where you instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Shefford.

Reasons to use our Shefford conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Regardless alternative sites tell you it could be important to pop into your solicitor to execute documents. There are various parties with engaged in a conveyancing transaction without having to add the postman into the mix.
  • 2 Shefford conveyancers will acquainted with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and property agents
  • 3 Shefford conveyancers work in conjunction with Shefford estate agents, house builders, surveyors, banks and other professionals to ensure that a quality service is provided to buyers and sellers every step of the way, ensuring the smoothest, most stress-free process possible
  • 4 The Shefford conveyancing practitioners that we work with are committed to supplying the most cost, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to purchasers, sellers and remortgagors in Shefford
  • 5 Solicitors that specialise in conveyancing in Shefford regularly deal withlocal concerns peculiar to Shefford and therefore you may benefit from better advice and speedier conveyancing.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Shefford since February 2023*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Shefford

I have just started taking steps with a view to swapping over from my current residential loan to a Buy to Let National Westminster Bank mortgage. I was told by my financial advisor that I need a conveyancer as part of the process. I got in contact with my previous Shefford conveyancing firm who dealt with the legals when I previously purchased the premises. The fee calculation provided of just over five hundred pounds is an eye-watering amount to do this as I am not require purchase conveyancing - it’s simply a bog-standard refinance.

The estimate does seem a tad on the high side. If you are happy to expend time scrutinising charges you may be able to trim some of the expense by perhaps a hundred pounds. That being said, if you were content with the conveyancing the firm gave you maycome to rue choosing an an untested solicitor. Remember to enquire the conveyancer can act for National Westminster Bank. You can utilise our search tool to select a Shefford conveyancing firm on the National Westminster Bank approved list of lawyers, which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Shefford.

Can you help? My Shefford solicitor is assuring me that she is duty bound toapply for Shefford conveyancing searches asthe firm are on the Nat Westsolicitor panel. Is this really necessary?

You have limited options available to you. Given that you are taking out a loan with a bank your conveyancer has to comply with their conditions as set out in their version of the CML Conveyancing Handbook. Your solicitor would have previously signed the Terms and Conditions of your bank’s conveyancing panel appointment which obliges them to follow the CML Handbook specifications . Even if you were a cash buyer you would be ill advised not to carry out Shefford conveyancing searches.

When it comes to mortgage companies such as Bank of Ireland, do Shefford conveyancing practitioners face a yearly amount to be on the conveyancing panel?

We are not aware of any bank fees to be on their list of approved firms, although some do charge an administration fee to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel application.

We had instructed conveyancing lawyers located in Shefford on the Skipton solicitor panel. They are now charging me a further fee for dealing with the Skipton mortgage. Is this an additional conveyancing fee set by Skipton?

Provided it is contained in their Terms and Conditions or Quote then yes your conveyancer is entitled to charge a fee for this. The fee is not set by Skipton but by your Shefford solicitor. Plenty of firms on the Skipton panel will quote an ‘acting for lender’ fee and others do not.

I was told three weeks ago that my mortgage has been agreed to by Clydesdale. Is it usual for Clydesdale to only issue the offer once my solicitor in Shefford is approved on their conveyancing panel? Clydesdale have asked my solicitor to see a copy of their Professional Indemnity Insurance Schedule.

A lender would not issue an offer until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Clydesdale to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.

I used Stirling Law a few years ago for my conveyancing in Shefford. Now, I need the files but the law firm has closed. What do I do?

You should call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Shefford of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously instructed, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

In surfing the world wide web for the phrase on line conveyancing in Shefford it brings up numerous solicitorslocally. With so much choice what is the best way to find the suitable conveyancing solicitor for the sale of my house?

The ideal method of seeking the right conveyancer is via personal recommendation, so ask friends and family who have purchased a property in Shefford or the respected estate agent or mortgage broker. Fees for conveyancing in Shefford vary, so it's advisable to secure at least three estimates from varying types of conveyancers. Dont forget to clarify what costs in the quote includes.

Do you have any top tips for leasehold conveyancing in Shefford with the aim of saving time on the sale process?

  • Much of the delay in leasehold conveyancing in Shefford can be avoided where you get in touch lawyers the minute your agents start marketing the property and request that they start to put together the leasehold documentation which will be required by the purchasers’ solicitors.
  • If you have carried out any alterations to the premises would they have required Landlord’s permission? Have you, for example installed wooden flooring? Most leases in Shefford state that internal structural alterations or installing wooden flooring require a licence from the Landlord consenting to such changes. If you dont have the consents in place do not communicate with the landlord without checking with your lawyer in advance. If you have the benefit of shareholding in the Management Company, you should make sure that you have the original share certificate. Organising a replacement share certificate is often a lengthy formality and delays many a Shefford conveyancing deal. If a reissued share is required, do contact the company director and secretary or managing agents (where applicable) for this sooner rather than later. You believe that you know the number of years left on your lease but you should double-check by asking your lawyers. A buyer’s lawyer will not be happy to advise their client to to exchange contracts if the lease term is below 75 years. It is therefore important at an as soon as possible that you consider whether the lease requires a lease extension. If it does, contact your solicitors before you put your property on the market for sale.

Leasehold Conveyancing in Shefford - Sample of Queries Prior to buying

    What restrictions are contained in the Shefford Lease? How many of the leaseholders are in arrears for their maintenance charge payments? The majority of Shefford leasehold properties will incur a service charge for maintenance of the block invoiced on behalf of the management company. Where you acquire the property you will have to meet this amount, usually in instalments accross the year. This can differ from a few hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for bigger purpose-built blocks. There will also be a ground rent for you to pay annual, this is usually not a large sum, say approximately £25-£75 but you should to check as sometimes it can be many hundreds of pounds.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Shefford

The list below is 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 wrongful eviction

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

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Shefford regulated by the CLC

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

Shefford commercial property solicitors draw on a full range of commercial expertise offering advice on a number of aspects of commercial property law

    Offices, retail or industrial units Buying, selling and leasing land for registered charities Factories, warehouses, offices, shops, restaurants, hotels, clubs and pubs, nurseries and care homes Property realisations and advice for insolvency practitioners complex procedures concerning renewal, rent reviews, dilapidations and the many obligations encountered by Landlords and Tenants of commercial premises

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