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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Houghton Regis

Should commercial conveyancing searches disclose proposed roadworks that may impact a commercial property in Houghton Regis?

Its becoming the norm that commercial conveyancing solicitors in Houghton Regis will conduct a SiteSolutions Highways report as it dramatically cuts the time that conveyancers expend in researching accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Houghton Regis. The report provides definitive data on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Houghton Regis.

For every commercial conveyancing transaction in Houghton Regis it is critical to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. Failure to identify developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately can result in delays to Houghton Regis commercial conveyancing transactions as well as pose a risk to future intentions for the site. These searches are not conducted for residential conveyancing in Houghton Regis.

I opted to have a survey done on a house in Houghton Regis ahead of instructing solicitors. I have been told that there is a flying freehold aspect to the property. My surveyor advised that some banks will not give a loan on such a premises.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Santander has different requirements from Halifax. If you contact us we can look into this further with the relevant lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Houghton Regis. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Houghton Regis especially if they are accustomed to such properties in Houghton Regis.

Should I be wary that brokers that I am dealing with are encouraging me to use an online conveyancing firm rather than a High Street Houghton Regis conveyancing company?

As is the case with many service providers, often suggestions from connections can be worth their weight in gold. But there are many parties with a keen interest in a conveyancing matter; estate agents, mortgage brokers and banks might all put forward solicitors to choose. Sometimes these conveyancers might be known to one of the organisations as one of the best in their field, but sometimes there is an underlying commercial relationship behind the recommendation. You are free to appoint your own lawyer. However, bear in mind that many mortgage providers specify a panel list of lawyers you have to use for the mortgage aspect of your conveyancing.

I am looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Houghton Regis for my home move. Is it possible to review a solicitor's complaints history with the legal regulator?

One can read published Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations resulting from inquisitions started on or after 1 January 2008. Go to Check a solicitor's record. For information about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a firm's history, telephone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. For callers outside the UK, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator may recorded call for training purposes.

How and when do I pay stamp duty due for my purchase in Houghton Regis?

Your conveyancing practitioner will fill out a stamp duty return on your behalf as part of your Houghton Regis conveyancing transaction for signature. After completion your solicitor will submit the STL Return Form to the Inland Revenue and - assuming they have the money - settle any land tax payable for you.

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