Conveyancing Solicitors in Houghton Regis

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Conveyancing in Houghton Regis

Conveyancing refers to the legal and administrative process required to transfer property from one person to another. If you need a solicitor for conveyancing in Houghton Regis, we can help you with fast & proactive conveyancing from a national panel of conveyancing specialists.

We have helped clients in Houghton Regis and throughout Central Bedfordshire with buying, selling, buy-to-let, Help to Buy, Right to Buy, shared ownership, new build, leasehold, lease extensions, remortgage and transfer of equity.

Other areas covered: Ampthill, Bedford, Dunstable and Luton

Houghton Regis Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Houghton Regis

A town in Bedfordshire, Houghton Regis is known for its ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, and the nearby Dunstable Downs. Houghton Regis is well-served by bus routes to Luton and Dunstable. Houghton Regis has a population of approximately 17,000.

Houghton Regis house prices

The average price paid for a property in Houghton Regis between March and April 2024 was £281,373 (updated July 2024).

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Council Tax in Houghton Regis (2023/24)

Houghton Regis is in Central Bedfordshire Council.

Band Amount
A £1,446.51
B £1,687.59
C £1,928.67
D £2,169.76
E £2,651.93
F £3,134.10
G £3,616.27
H £4,339.52

What does a Houghton Regis property lawyer do?

Your solicitor plays a pivotal role in a purchase. They will order property searches, raise enquires of the seller, review the contract of sale and complete any post-sale actions, such as HMLR registration.

Further to the standard checks and searches, Houghton Regis conveyancing solicitors would also undertake searches for radon gas, planned rail lines and historic mining activity.

Are you buying a home with a mortgage?

As part of the house buying process, your solicitor also has to handle legal due diligence on behalf of the bank or building society that's giving you the mortgage.

Your transaction could take weeks longer to complete and incur more costs if your lawyer is not on your mortgage provider's panel.

We work with conveyancers who can represent the vast majority of building societies, banks and lenders, from major banks like Barclays to smaller, specialist lenders including Pepper Money - ensuring your transaction will complete without delay.

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Leasehold property

Purchasing a leasehold property in the UK can be complex when compared to purchasing a freehold. The many potential problems awaiting the unsuspecting buyer can include legally technical issues like and excessive freehold premiums.

Your conveyancing solicitor will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

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Selling property in Houghton Regis

At the start of the property selling process in Houghton Regis, your lawyer will prepare the necessary documentation, including the sale contract and the TA6 and TA10 property information forms, and help you complete these forms.

The lawyer will handle questions from the buyer's side, address potential issues and handle the mortgage redemption. To ensure a smooth transfer, the solicitor will work with both sides, such as agents, managing agents and lenders.

Does a leasehold property take longer to sell?

Correct, it can take much more time to carry out the conveyancing on a leasehold home, compared to the sale of a freehold property.

The buyer's conveyancer will expect to see these documents. These could include an up-to-date statement of service charges and management company information. Delays are usually caused by the time it takes your lawyer to gather this paperwork.

Your solicitor should get this underway before a buyer has even been found, because the managing agent's information can take weeks to collect if the managing agent is slow or difficult to contact.

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Remortgaging

The current Bank of England base rate is 5.25% (16 July, 2024)

You should verify your chosen remortgage solicitor is approved by your mortgage lender before you instruct.

Our partner panel solicitors are on the panels of all major lenders. Whether you are switching to an offset mortgage from Metro Bank or taking out a tracker mortgage from Chelsea Building Society, our panel solicitors will make the process as simple and stress-free as possible.

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Transferring Equity in Houghton Regis

Whether you are purchasing another owner's stake, gifting a share of a property or inheritance tax planning, you will need to transfer equity.

Your solicitor can handle the legal work for a low, fixed fee.

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How much does conveyancing cost in Houghton Regis?

Conveyancing solicitors fees

These fees are what your conveyancer charges you for the tasks they complete for you. The conveyancing quote will set out the legal fees (inc. VAT) to be paid when the conveyancing transaction completes.

Disbursements

A disbursement is an expense your conveyancer will pay on your behalf which will be added to your bill when you complete. Third-party disbursements include Stamp Duty, property searches and a bankruptcy search.

Check what's included in your conveyancing quote

Beware of hidden fees or extra charges, when you compare conveyancing quotes. Some solicitors' quotes include additional fees in their terms and conditions. This can mean a higher-than-expected final bill.

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The Completely Moved team have years of experience helping home buyers, sellers and owners, answering questions and providing property advice.

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