As a FTB what is the most important advice you can give me regarding purchase conveyancing in Bedfordshire?
Not many law firms shout this from the rooftops but conveyancing in Bedfordshire and elsewhere in England and Wales is an adversarial experience. In other words, when it comes to conveyancing there is lots of room for confrontation between you and others involved in the transaction. E.g., the seller, property agent and even potentially the lender. Selecting a solicitor for your conveyancing in Bedfordshire should not be taken lightly as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the SOLE party in the transaction whose responsibility is to act in your best interests and to keep you safe.
On occasion a potential adversary may attempt to persuade you that it is in your interests to do things their way. For instance, the selling agent may claim to be helping by suggesting your solicitor is wrong. Or your financial adviser may tell you to do something that is contrary to your conveyancers recommendation. You should always trust your lawyer above all other parties in the home moving process.
A colleague advised me that where I am purchasing in Bedfordshire I should carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?
A search of this type is sometimes included in the estimate for your Bedfordshire conveyancing searches. It is not a small document of more than thirty pages, listing and detailing significant information about Bedfordshire around the property and the people living there. It includes an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the local Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the type of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average Property Price, Crime statistics, Bedfordshire Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data concerning Bedfordshire.
What makes your site different to alternative online quote calculators when it comes to conveyancing in Bedfordshire?
At this site obtain a fixed fee quote from a Solicitor or Licensed Conveyancer that understands the nuances of your conveyancing in Bedfordshire. As opposed to estate agents and many comparison sites we do not charge firms a commission if you choose them for your home move in Bedfordshire
My husband and I are new to the buying process - agreed a price, but the selling agent has warned us that the vendor will only go ahead if we appoint their chosen lawyers as they want a ‘quick sale’. We would rather use a local conveyancer who is familiar with conveyancing in Bedfordshire
It is improbable the vendors are driving this. Should the seller want ‘a quick sale', taking such a hostile approach to a genuine purchaser is going to damage their objectives. Avoid the agents and go straight to the sellers and make the point that (a)you are serious buyers (b)you are ready to go, with finances in place © you have nothing to sell (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)however you are going to appoint your own,trusted Bedfordshire conveyancing lawyers - not the ones that will give the negotiator at the agency a introducer fee or hit his conveyancing targets set by corporate headquarters.
Is planning permission necessary to change a single dwelling into a couple of appartments in Bedfordshire? This has occurred to a house opposite to my house in Bedfordshire and was not aware of the conversion until it was complete.
Planning Permission yes. Building Reg Approval yes.