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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 Regeneration Projects:

Works either scheduled or underway include Castle Quay, St. Cuthbertss Church, Riverside Square, the Alleygates Project and the lighting scheme along the river between Town Bridge and Prebend Bridge.

Lenders in Bedford

My solicitor is not on my Lender's panel - what do I do?

Lenders maintain panels of law firms to perform mortgage legal work. While these panels were once open, allowing any firm to join, that is no longer the case. Lenders have also reduced the size of their panels, setting more restrictive criteria for membership. If your conveyancing solicitor is not on your preferred lender's panel, then the lender will not instruct that firm to act in connection with the mortgage. You then have a choice; you can either select a different lender or solicitor. It is possible to continue with your original choices, but your lender will expect you to pay for the legal costs relating to the mortgage.

Bear in mind that it is usually more efficient and less expensive for the same firm act for you and your lender. If you instruct a different firm who is on your lender's panel, be aware that their quality and speed of service, along with the cost, may be quite different to that of your first choice. Before instructing another law firm, do your research as you would were they your first choice.

Looking for a mortgage lender with a branch in Bedford, Bedfordshire, try:

  • Halifax, 14, Silver Street, MK40 1SU - Tel: 08456 814094
Disadvantaged in Bedford

Bedford Stamp Duty Relief

Stamp duty relief may be available for property purchases in Bedford labelled as 'disadvantaged areas'. Areas designated are identified by local government ward or electoral divisions. For homes bought for less than £ 150, 000, this relief may be available. Above £ 150k, no stamp duty relief may be available. By making a straightforward search by postcode, you can usually determine if a property purchase below £ 150, 000 will benefit, however. Call for more information regarding Bedford disadvantaged areas, and to determine if your purchase is affected.

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

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

In July 2014, 1,312 trusted us in Bedfordshire and the UK

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

  • Freehold Purchase on Middle Cottage, B High Street, Filso, Beds, MK45, £250,000
  • Freehold Sale on Oxlet HouSe, Anthill, MK45, £153,500
  • Freehold Sale on Wendover Drive, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK41, £149,995
  • Home Purchase on Mount Pleasant Road, Clapham, Bedford MK41, £225,000

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