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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Bedfordshire

We were about to choose a conveyancing solicitor in Bedfordshire found on your site but have come across alternative estimates via the web seem less pricey – why is this?

One can find many firms of websites promoting pretending to offer cheap conveyancing, unfortunately it’s common in such cases for additionalcharges result in the closing bill mounting up beyond all recognition. According to the Legal Ombudsman costs outlined in terms of engagement should be equitable and be applied The conveyancers that we put forward for conveyancing in Bedfordshire set out all legal fees for the property you plan tobuy.

We have rather pushy sellers who has recommended a lock out agreement with a deposit 6,000. Are such agreements sensible?

Exclusivity agreements are contracts between a property owner and prospective buyer granting the buyer the sole right to the sale of the premises for a certain period of time. For all intents and purposes, an exclusivity agreement is a contract stating that you should receive a contract at a later time being the main conveyancing contract. It is generally utilised for buyer assurance though in some cases, the proprietor may stand to benefit from such agreements as well. There are numerous positives and negatives to using an agreement but you need to check with your conveyancer but beware that it may result in incurring more in conveyancing fees. In light of this these contracts are rare in relation to conveyancing in Bedfordshire.

Having sold my house in Bedfordshire last February yet the purchaser is e-mailing me complaining that their conveyancer is waiting to hear from myconveyancer. What should my lawyer have done now that I have sold?

After completion of your house sale your lawyer should forward the transfer documentation and all supplemental paperwork to the purchaser's conveyancer. If applicable, your lawyer should also evidence that the legal charge in favour of the lender has been repaid to the purchasers solicitors. There is unlikely to be post completion requirements peculiar conveyancing in Bedfordshire.

I just acquired a property at auction in Bedfordshire. Conveyancing is required. What happens now?

Given that you are now exchanged you should retain a conveyancing lawyer as a matter of urgency as you are facing a tight a drop dead date to complete the purchase. An auction property will have a bespoke auction pack. This will likely include the copy title deeds, local authority and drainage searches. If you have purchased leasehold premises the auction papers should provide a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and associated conveyancing documentation relating to a leasehold property. You must hand this to your appointed conveyancing solicitor as soon as possible. Do make sure that your finances are in place to complete on the date specified in the contract.

My uncle advised me that in buying a property in Bedfordshire there may be various restrictions preventing external alterations to a property. Is this right?

We are aware of a number of properties in Bedfordshire which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to perform external changes. Part of the conveyancing in Bedfordshire should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.

The mortgage over my property is with Clydesdale for my property in Bedfordshire. Conveyancing has been completed a year ago. In the event that I decide to rent out my property and do not currently have a buy-to-let mortgage do I need to remortgage to a BTL mortgage or inform Clydesdale?

Clydesdale must be informed of your intention in advance of letting out your property as this is likely to be a breach of Clydesdale’s mortgage conditions. It may be that Clydesdale will permit you to let out your former home without needing to switch to a buy-to-let mortgage but some lenders will add a surcharge to your mortgage rate to reflect the higher risk. You should contact Clydesdale directly. It should not be necessary to do this via a Clydesdale conveyancing panel solicitor.

I have todayfound out that Action Conveyancing have closed. They conducted my conveyancing in Bedfordshire for a purchase of a freehold house 18 months ago. How can I check that my home is registered correctly in the name of the previous owner?

The easiest method to check if the property is in your name, you can make a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Bedfordshire conveyancing specialists.

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