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Reasons to use our Shefford conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Firms accustomed to conveyancing in Shefford regularly deal withlocal issues peculiar to Shefford and therefore you may benefit from better advice and faster conveyancing.
  • 2 Our site is the only site offering you the facility to ensure that your property ownership legalities in Shefford will be conducted by a conveyancer on your bank approved panel.
  • 3 On the balance of probabilities the other side’s conveyancers are located in Shefford - if so both parties will be familiar
  • 4 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.
  • 5 Regardless alternative solicitors say it could be necessary to pop into your lawyer to execute legal papers. There are enough parties with an interest in a conveyancing transaction without needing to add Royal Mail into the pot.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Shefford since February 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Shefford

My fiance and I are buying a purpose built apartment in Shefford with a homeloan from Bank of Ireland.We like our Shefford conveyancing practitioner but Bank of Ireland says her practice is not listed on their approved list of firms. we are left little option but to use a Bank of Ireland panel lawyer or retain our local solicitor and pay for a Bank of Ireland panel lawyer to represent them. This seems very unfair; Can we not simply insist that Bank of Ireland use our lawyer?

Unfortunately,no. The mortgage issued to you contains various provisions, one of which will be that lawyers must be on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel. Until recently, most lenders had large numbers of law firms 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. A further alternative is for your lawyer to apply to be on the conveyancing panel for Bank of Ireland

I require fast conveyancing in Shefford as I have a deadline to exchange contracts within one month. A mortgage is not required. Can I escape the need for conveyancing searches to save money and time?

As you are are a mortgage free buyer you have the choice not to do searches although no law firm would advise that you don't. With plenty of history conveyancing in Shefford the following are examples of what can arise and therefore impact market value: Refused Planning Applications, Overdue Fees, Overdue Grants, Railway Schemes,...

The deeds to my house can not be found. The conveyancers who handled the conveyancing in Shefford 5 years ago no longer exist. Will I be able to sell the house?

In today’s world there are copies made of almost everything, and your lawyer should know precisely where to locate all the suitable paperwork so you may purchase or sell your property without any difficulty. If duplicates can’t be found, your conveyancer can put in place insurance or indemnities protecting you against future claims on your premises.

How does conveyancing in Shefford differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build property in Shefford come to us having been asked by the builder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is ready to move into. This is because builders in Shefford usually buy the site, 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 property lawyers 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.

In surfing the web for the words conveyancing in Shefford it reveals many solicitorsin the vicinity. With so much choice what is the best way to find the right conveyancer for purchase transaction?

The ideal way of choosing the right conveyancer is via personal testimonial, so seek the counsel of friends and relatives who have purchased a property in Shefford or a respected estate agent or financial adviser. Costs for conveyancing in Shefford differ, so it's a good idea to request a minimum of four costs illustrations from varying types of solicitors. Be sure to seek confirmation what costs in the quote includes.

Jane (my partner) and I may need to rent out our Shefford 1st floor flat temporarily due to a career opportunity. We used a Shefford conveyancing firm in 2001 but they have since shut and we did not think at the time seek any guidance as to whether the lease allows us to sublet. How do we find out?

Notwithstanding that your previous Shefford conveyancing solicitor is no longer around you can review your lease to see if it allows you to sublet the premises. The accepted inference is that if the deeds are silent, subletting is allowed. There may be a precondition that you must seek permission via your landlord or some other party prior to subletting. This means that you cannot sublet without prior consent. Such consent should not be unreasonably refused ore delayed. If your lease prohibits you from letting out the property you will need to ask your landlord if they are willing to waive this restriction.

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

    This question is important as a) areas can cause problems for the block as the communal areas may start to deteriorate where maintenance remain unpaid b) if the leasehold owners have an issue with the running of the building you will need to know about it What is the service charge and ground rent on the apartment? How many of the leaseholders are in arrears for their maintenance charge payments?

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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

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

Domestic conveyancing in Shefford normally involves the following:

  • Taking instructions from parties involved
  • Checking the title unregistered or registered
  • Conducting Shefford property searches for the title
  • Reviewing draft contract pack and other documentation supplied by the owner’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Submitting questions with the vendor’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Agreeing the wording of the sale contract
  • Assessing replies given by the vendor to pre-exchange enquiries
  • Agreeing the wording for a Transfer document
  • Guiding the buyer in respect of the mortgage offer: (if appropriate)
  • Drafting and sending the purchaser a report on title (that is; a breakdown of all findings on the property)
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then preparing for completion
  • Preparing and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the appropriate Land Tax forms and payment
  • Registering the transfer of ownership and the mortgage (if appropriate) at the Land Registry.

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