Find a Lender-Approved Local Conveyancer in Shefford

Ready to buy a new home? Find a law firm approved by your lender.

You can try and find the cheapest conveyancing solicitors in Shefford but be careful as you may get what you pay for.

Reasons to use our Shefford conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Personal touch together with a wealth of local knowledge are key benefits that you should look for when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Shefford conveyancing can become a lot more complicated due to poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers we work with ensure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments quickly.
  • 2 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these companies are often based hundreds of miles away with little appreciation of the factors that impact property transactions in Shefford
  • 3 Solicitors accustomed to conveyancing in Shefford have a grasp oflocal issues specific to Shefford and therefore you may benefit from better advice and faster conveyancing.
  • 4 Shefford conveyancing lawyers will acquainted with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and selling agents
  • 5 The organisations listed on our directory have a mix of conveyancing solicitors, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters annually.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Shefford since March 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Shefford

My fiance and I intend to remortgage our flat in Shefford with Kent Reliance. We have a son approaching twenty who lives at home. Our solicitor requested us to identify any adults other than ourselves who lives in the flat. Our lawyer has now e-mailed a document for our son to sign, waiving any legal rights in the event that the property is repossessed. I have a couple of questions (1) Is this form unique to the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel as he did not need to sign this form when we remortgaged 4 years ago (2) Does our son by signing this compromise his rights to inherit the property?

On the face of it your lawyer has done nothing wrong as it is established procedure for any occupier who is aged 17 or over to sign the necessary Consent Form, which is purely to state that any rights he has in the property are postponed and secondary to Kent Reliance. This is solely used to protect Kent Reliance if the property were re-possessed so that in such circumstances, your son would be legally obliged to leave. It does not impact your son’s right to inherit the apartment. Please note that if your son were to inherit and the mortgage in favour of Kent Reliance had not been discharged, he would be liable to take over the loan or pay it off, but other than that, there is nothing stopping him from keeping the property in accordance with your will or the rules of intestacy.

We are selling our house in Shefford. Will the conveyancing practitioner have to be on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel in order to deal with repayment of my mortgage?

Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel they can still act for you on your sale. It might be that the lender will not release the original deeds (if applicable and increasingly irrelevant) until after the mortgage is paid off. You should speak to your lawyer directly before you start the process though to ensure that there is no problem as lenders are changing their panel criteria fairly frequently in recent years.

A colleague suggested that if I am buying in Shefford I should carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?

A search of this type is usually included in the estimate for your Shefford conveyancing searches. It is a large report of about 40 pages, listing and setting out important information about Shefford around the property and the people living there. It includes an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Shefford Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the type of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average Property Price, Crime statistics, Local Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data about Shefford.

Due to the encouragement of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Shefford in advance of appointing solicitors. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold element to the property. Our surveyor advised that some banks may not grant a loan on a flying freehold property.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Bank of Scotland has different requirements for example to Nationwide. If you contact us we can investigate further via the appropriate mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Shefford. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Shefford especially if they are familiar with such properties in Shefford.

How easy is it to switch firm as I have to retain a firm on the Platform Home Loans Ltd conveyancing panel. I instructed a family conveyancing solicitor in Shefford round the corner but she is not approved by Platform Home Loans Ltd

We will our best to assist in finding you a conveyancing solicitor in Shefford on the Platform Home Loans Ltd panel. Please note that the solicitors that we on the directory do not pay us a referral fee if you instruct them and are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority who oversee all conveyancing solicitors in Shefford. Using the find a conveyancing solicitor tool on this site, you can compare fees for conveyancing solicitors in Shefford and throughout England and Wales.

My partner has encouraged me to appoint his conveyancing solicitors in Shefford. Do I take his guidance?

No doubt the ideal way to choose a conveyancing solicitor is to get referrals from friends or relatives who have actually used the solicitor that you are contemplating using.

Last updated

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

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Shefford regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Shefford with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Shefford. This may include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • Woodwards, 3 High Street, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 0JE
  • Motley & Hope, The Manor House, 11 Shortmead Street, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 0AT

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

  • Taking instructions from parties involved
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Following instructions from the mortgage company (if applicable)
  • Agreeing the terms of the transaction
  • Preparing the Transfer or approving draft Transfer
  • Agreeing adjustments to the draft Transfer
  • Communicating with parties concerning the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and releasing funds to relevant parties
  • Completing and submitting to HMRC the correct SDLT forms and payment
  • Registering the buyer and the home loan (if appropriate) at the HM Land Registry.

Neighboring Locations

Biggleswade
Shefford
Arlesey
Henlow
Langford
Shillington

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

© Crown copyright material is reproduced with the permission of Land Registry under delegated authority from the Controller of HMSO.