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Conveyancing Solicitors Bedford - Get a Quote for Conveyancing in Bedford

In Bedford, Bedfordshire, and across the country, buyers, sellers and investors choose Fridaysmove on the basis of our exceptional quality of service and the best value on the market. With the benefit of our Bedford knowledge, we will help you move faster.

Your Bedford conveyancing quote includes a No Completion, No Fee guarantee, and we guarantee that your quote is fixed.

Get a quote to find out how low your conveyancing lawyer's fees will be, or speak to a conveyancing advisor on 0330 660 0286 if you have any questions.

Cheap home conveyancing in Bedford

If you are trying to find cheap conveyancing in Bedford, it is suggested that you always get a few quotes, and don't forget to comb through the solicitors Ts & Cs for any hidden fees . We offer the best value CQS conveyancers in Bedfordshire. Furthermore, in addition to these cheap rates, our levels of service are both unparalleled and recommended by our customers.

Do you know if your Bedford new home purchase is designated as in at risk conservation area?

Are you thinking of purchasing a home in a Bedford conservation area? Conservation areas are designated by Local Authorities to preside over change in areas that people want to preserve the character of.

Living in a designated conservation area can add a significant amount to the value of your home. Unfortunately however, many are not being properly managed e.g. traffic calming and traffic management signs, sleeping policeman etc

The following conservation areas are reported as at risk:

  • Bedford - very bad, low vulnerability and deteriorating.

If you are concerned you can also see the English Heritage website for further details.

Advice for Fast Bedford Conveyancing

Fridaysmove's conveyancers will drive your move forward. This means that they will chase the other parties involved in the chain. In addition, there are several things you can do to fast-track your conveyancing process:

  • Quickly respond to requests for information quickly
  • Arrange your mortgage finances as early as possible
  • If you are buying, send specific enquiries to your solicitor as soon as you can

If you are selling, some of these can be completed even before you accept an offer. This could easily cut a week or two off your transaction.

No Sale No Fee Conveyancing Solicitors in Bedford

It is always very stressful when a transaction falls through before completion.

With our no completion no fee guarantee, home movers do not pay any solicitors fees if your sale or purchase fails to proceed.

Any deposit can be transferred to your alternative property or sale and you will only have to reimburse the solicitor for disbursements incurred, for instance environmental searches.

The Truth about Online Conveyancing

Although it is true that there is wide range in the quality of conveyancing from firm to firm, speed or cost have hardly anything to do with whether a property lawyer markets their services on the Internet.

Fridaysmove's panel of conveyancing solicitors offer the 'best of both worlds', including lower solicitor's fees, and a convenient local office.

Remortgage Legal Work for your property in Bedford

Remortgage specialists who work with Fridaysmove take care of the necessary legals on behalf of owners intending to remortgage their home.

Our Bedford conveyancing lawyers will be able to act for all major building societies and lenders across England and Wales.

Advice when comparing Bedford solicitors conveyancing fees

Legal costs are made up of a couple of key parts - fees and disbursements.

The fees are the monies you pay to the Bedford conveyancer for handling the legal process.

Solicitors disbursements are basically 3rd party costs incurred by the conveyancing lawyer on your behalf such as planning permission indemnity insurance or an EstateSolutions Brief.

It is very important that to carefully comb through the property lawyers terms of engagement when comparing Bedford solicitors conveyancing fees.

Bedford New Build Conveyancing

When acquiring a new build house or flat, buyers will often expect to commit to the purchase by exchanging contracts before the building work is completed. Advantages when considering new build property include better security, but negatives may include not really knowing what the final build will look like.

Issues to think about when purchasing a new build home include investigating public rights of way over the property.

Bedford House Prices

YearAverage House Price (£ s)
May 2004 146, 969
May 2005 155, 923
May 2006 161, 350
May 2007 172, 559
May 2008 172, 311
May 2009 144, 078
May 2010 157, 383
May 2011 152, 497
May 2012 156, 845
May 2013 151, 659

In September 2014, 1,634 trusted us in Bedfordshire and the UK

Fridaysmove is a nationwide panel of conveyancers with offices across England and Wales. Recent clients include:

  • Freehold Home Purchase on Warden Abbey, Bedford MK41, £250,000
  • Freehold Sale on Fox Close, Clapham, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK41, £180,000
  • Freehold Purchase on Dunkirk Close, MK42, £213,000
  • Freehold Sale on Barley Way, Bedford, MK41, £155,000

Council Tax in Bedford

When you are purchasing a property, your conveyancing solicitor will make enquiries on your behalf to establish the council tax banding of the home. Bedford Council is responsible for council tax in Bedford. The bandings for 2013/14 are -

Band A£ 1, 047
Band B£ 1, 222
Band C£ 1, 396
Band D£ 1, 571
Band E£ 1, 920
Band F£ 2, 26
Band G£ 2, 618
Band H£ 3, 14
Conservation in Bedford

Conservation Areas in Bedford:

Proper consents must be sought for alterations to property in Pavenham, Biddenham, Podington, Bletsoe, Riseley, Cardington, Roxton, Carlton and Chellington Sharnbrook, Elstow, Stevington, Farndish, Stewartby, Felmersham, Swineshead, Great Barford, Thurleigh, Green End and Great Barford Hill, Turvey, Harrold, Upper Dean, Kempston, Wootton and Odell.

Contaminated in Bedford

Will conveyancing lawyers in Bedford warn you to see if the home you are buying is close to Bedford Borough Council (in Bedford) contaminated land ?

Bedford conveyancing solicitors will obtain searches to ensure the home you are buying resides on local authority defined registered contaminated land. The Environment Agency advises that all over the UK, there are thousands of sites that have been contaminated by previous use, although, it may be the case that the local authority has not yet reviewed the site in question, or does not consider the statutory definition to apply. In such cases, this information will not be included in a local authority search, making an environmental search a necessity. It is not only newer homes that are at risk. For example, traces of mercury and other poisonous chemicals have been found in the topsoil of properties built during the 1960s, on land used during WWI for munitions manufacture. In the event that nearby contaminated land is suspected, insurance premiums are generally reasonable.

Landfill sites in the local area:

  • Bromham Landfill, Bromham Landfill, Lower Farm Road, Bedfordshire, MK41 6AA. The site has not been classified.
  • Bedfordshire C C - Elstow Landfill Site A6, Elstow Landfill Site A6, Wilstead Road, Bedfordshire, MK42 9YU. The site has not been classified.
  • W R G Waste Services - Brogborough Landfill, Brogborough Landfill, Woburn Road, Bedfordshire, MK43 0NT. The site has not been classified.
  • W R G Waste Services - Brogborough Extension, Brogborough Landfill, Woburn Road, Buckinghamshire, MK43 0TN. The site has been classified as hazardous.
  • W R G - L Field, L Field, Green Lane, Bedfordshire, MK43 9LY. The site has been classified as hazardous.
  • Lafarge Redland Aggregates - Octagon Farm North, Octagon Farm North, Willington Quarry, Bedfordshire, MK44 3PG. The site has been classified as non-hazardous.
  • Lafarge Redland Aggregates - Octagon Farm North, Octagon Farm North, Willington Quarry, Bedfordshire, MK44 3PG. The site has been classified as non-hazardous.
  • Lafarge Redland Aggregates - Octagon Farm North, Octagon Farm North, Willington Quarry, Bedfordshire, MK44 3PG. The site has been classified as non-hazardous.
Roadandrail in Bedford

Bedford Road and Rail

Is your prospective home likely to be affected by road or rail development? Your solicitor will research planned local transport schemes, and advise accordingly. The local searches a solicitor carries out during a sale or purchase show any proposals for the following in respect of any highway adjoining the property:

  • making it one-way
  • permanently stopping it up or diverting it
  • introducing parking restrictions or changing existing restrictions (including residents parking permits)
  • introducing width or weight restrictions
  • speed restrictions, traffic calming measures including speed humps (sleeping policemen)
  • cycle tracks
Bear in mind that funding for major projects may not become available for many years, if at all, so searches often reveal schemes which may never be carried out.

Major Transport Schemes in Bedford:

Improvements are planned for the Bedford Western Bypass, Ridgmont Bypass, A42, East West Rail, A6 Wixams Diversion and by Flitwick Station.

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