Kempston conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in Bedford Borough Council?

Kempston is situated in Bedford Borough Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band Bedford Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1181.87
B £1378.84
C £1575.82
D £1772.80
E £2166.76
F £2560.71
G £2954.67
H £3545.60

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How much are conveyancing fees for buying or selling a home in Kempston?

Conveyancing fees will include the conveyancer's legal fees and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the taxes and additional costs incurred on behalf of a buyer or seller, for example HMLR registration fees or property searches. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

Your solicitor's legal fees for buying or selling a house in Kempston are fixed, - for a standard conveyancing transaction, what you pay is exactly what you see in your quote.

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Kempston home move

Our online conveyancing fees calculator gives you a detailed fixed fee quote with a detailed breakdown of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Kempston sale or purchase.

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I'm buying a property in Kempston - which searches will I need?

The standard search pack will include:

  • Official or Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Residential Environmental Search
  • Regulated Water Search
  • Chancel liability insurance

On occasion the solicitor will advise further searches such as a flood search.

To check the price of searches on a Kempston purchase, use our online conveyancing costs calculator.

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What are conveyancing searches when buying a home and do I need them?

How long does the conveyancing on a leasehold property take

Almost all flats are leasehold. Leasehold houses are less common, but there are still an estimated 1 million such properties across the country. Buying a leasehold flat can take weeks longer than a freehold property as there are more parties involved.

Examples of delays might include anything from slow delivery of managing agents' documents to an absent freeholder.

Quittance's expert leasehold solicitors handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month. With specialist expertise there should be far fewer delays.

Does a leasehold property take longer to sell?

Compared to freehold property, yes. The conveyancing for selling a leasehold property can take much longer.

The buyer's conveyancer must review several leasehold-related documents, such as details of any breaches by other leaseholders. The time needed by your lawyer to gather this paperwork is usually the cause of these delays.

It can take a long time to gather the managing agent's information if the agent responsible for managing the property is slow or difficult to contact, so the solicitor should start this process even before you have found a buyer.

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Selling a leasehold flat? What to do before going on the market

I am buying a new build property in Kempston - what do I need to know?

The conveyancing for acquiring a new build home in Kempston .

A good solicitor in Kempston will need to be qualified to handle things like dealing with lender conditions, verifying rights of access and checking new build warranties with warranty providers such as NHBC Buildmark, Advantage and Ward Cole.

Our specialist team of new build conveyancers are highly experienced in representing buyers to achieve a stress free move and working to tight developer deadlines.

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Buying a new build property off plan - what you need to know.

What you need to check before buying a new build home.

I am remortgaging a property in Kempston - do I need a solicitor?

Yes you will need a solicitor to handle the legal side of the remortgage.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Kempston will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

Conveyancing solicitors on the panel for all major lenders - so whether you are you are changing to a 100% mortgage with Lloyds Bank or to a two-year discount with the Darlington Building Society, we can assist.

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