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

Reasons to use our Shefford conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Shefford is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) often falls short of the level of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 2 Shefford lawyers work in partnership with Shefford estate agents, house builders, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to ensure that a quality service is provided to clients every step of the way, offering all the legal expertise and help you need
  • 3 Experience means that Shefford property lawyer have established valuable links with Shefford local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of dealing with your conveyancing in Shefford.
  • 4 Our site offers most comprehensive domestic conveyancing directory listing mortgage company approved law firms carrying out conveyancing in Shefford who are regulated by the SRA or Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
  • 5 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these companies are often based many miles away with little appreciation of the factors that affect property transactions in Shefford

Examples of recent conveyancing in Shefford since June 2022*


of semi premises, Greenway, SG17 5BN completing on 13/07/2022 at a price of £370,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: ordering official copies of the title, preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities


of detached residence property, Meeks Croft, SG17 5GW completing on 30/06/2022 at a price of £450,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities


of apartment Bedford Road SG16 6EG, at a price of £150,000. Leasehold conveyancing investigations included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending the transfer to the seller for execution in preparation for completion, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client


of terraced premises, Cambridge Close, SG18 9SH completing on 29/06/2022 at a price of £590,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, agreeing completion date with parties, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Shefford

We see that you have a post code search directory identifying law firms on the HSBC conveyancing panel. Do firms pay you a referral fee if I retain them for our conveyancing in Shefford?

We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the HSBC conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Shefford.

The Shefford conveyancing solicitors that I appointed last week on my purchase in Shefford have suddenly closed. They were on acting for me because I had to have a lawyer on the Skipton conveyancing panel and my previous Shefford lawyer was not. I wrote them a cheque for two hundred pounds in advance. What do I do now?

If you have an estate agent involved then inform them straight away so that they can let the sellers know that there may be a slight delay due to the problems encountered. Hopefully they will be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You should appoint new lawyers that are on the Skipton conveyancing panel and notify the lender. If you have paid over any money, it will hopefully be held by the SRA as money in an intervened firm's bank accounts is transferred to the SRA. Then, the SRA or the intervention agent looks at the intervened firm's accounts to work out who the money belongs to. To claim your money you will need to contact the SRA. If the SRA cannot return money you are owed from the firm's bank accounts, or if they can only return part of the money, you can apply to the Compensation Fund for a grant. Your new lawyers should be in a position to assist.

How does conveyancing in Shefford differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Shefford come to us having been asked by the housebuilder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is constructed. This is because builders in Shefford usually buy 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 conveyancing solicitors 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 accustomed to new build conveyancing in Shefford or who has acted in the same development.

What does commercial conveyancing in Shefford cover?

Non domestic conveyancing in Shefford covers a broad range of services, provided by regulated solicitors, relating to business property. For instance, this type of conveyancing can cover the sale or purchase of freehold business premises or, more usually, the assignment of existing business tenancies or the drafting of new leasing arrangements. Commercial conveyancing solicitors can also offer advice on the sale of business assets, commercial loans and the termination of leases.

My husband and I are 14 days into a leasehold purchase having been recommend to conveyancers by the local agent to carry out the conveyancing in Shefford. I am am starting to be disappointed with the level of service. Can you you assist me in finding new conveyancers?

They would need to be very bad in order to consider diss instructing them. Has the mortgage been sent? In the event that it has you need to inform them of the new contact details and have the loan are re-issued. Your new solicitor ideally needs to be on the mortgage company panel to avoid supplemental costs and complications. So that should be your starting point. Our search tool should help you find a lender approved solicitor for your home move in Shefford

At what point do I incur stamp duty chargeable for my house transaction in Shefford?

The conveyancer should complete a Land Transaction Return Form for you during your Shefford purchase transaction for signature. On completion your lawyer will submit your Land Transaction Return Form to the Tax Authorities and - assuming they have the funds - settle any tax bill liability for you.

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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 Licensed Conveyancers in Shefford regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

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

Whether you are going through a divorce or separation or simply wish to transfer your property to someone else, transfer of equity conveyancing in Shefford includes some of the following tasks:

  • Taking instructions from parties involved
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Following instructions from the bank (where relevant)
  • Negotiating the terms of the transaction
  • Drawing up Transfer or approving draft Transfer
  • Agreeing adjustments to the draft Transfer
  • Communicating with parties with regards to the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and releasing funds to the appropriate parties
  • Preparing and submitting to HMRC the correct SDLT forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration formalities for the transfer of ownership and the home loan (if relevant) at the HMLR.

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