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Conveyancing Solicitors Bedford

In-Deed conveyancing is a national conveyancing company offering highly efficient conveyancing legal services to buyers and sellers in Bedford and throughout Bedfordshire. We promise a competitive fixed cost legal service with absolutely no hidden fees to help you budget for the growing cost of moving home. Whether you live in Bedford or anywhere in England or Wales, our highly qualified solicitors will make your property sale or purchase as quick and easy as possible

House Prices in Bedford

Bedford House Prices (in £1000's)
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Between 2010 and 2013, property prices in Bedford have risen. In October 2013, purchased property averaged £158, 839 (source: http://www.landregistry.gov.uk/) a change of £4, 594 on October 2012.

Character homes in the Bedford, Biddenham, Cardington, Carlton & Chellington, Elstow, Farndish, Felmersham, Great Barford, Great Barford Hill and Green End, Harrold |Kempston, Odell, Pavenham, Podington, Riseley, Roxton, Sharnbrook, Stevington, Stewartby, Swineshead, Thurleigh, Turvey and Upper Dea conservation areas are usually more competed for and can go for a significantly higher asking price.

Residential property prices are expected to increase throughout 2014, rising by up to 8%. Causes of the increase include Funding for Lending.

Recent property transactions

  • Freehold Sale - Trinity Road, Bedford, MK40, £118, 000
  • Leasehold Purchase - Babylon Grove, Milton Keynes, MK44, £75, 000
  • Sale - Oxlet House, Bedford Street, Ampthill, Bedford, Parking Space and Cycle Store, MK45, £153, 500
  • Freehold Sale - Miller Road, Bedford, MK42, £180, 000
  • Freehold Purchase - Middle Cottage, B High Street, Filso, Beds, MK45, £250, 000

Conveyancing Fees In Bedford

In-Deed's fixed solicitor fee assurance means the solicitors fee on your conveyancing quote is the same amount you will be charged if, as and when you ultimately complete.

A lot of conveyancing lawyers put charges in their terms. All too often these charges may be plain from the very start i.e. when providing an initial quote. Examples include added legal costs for acting on a new build property or acting on a leasehold matter.

Local Government for Bedford

Bedford is situated in Bedford Borough Council which is under no overall political control. Council tax bands for the tax year 13\14 are as follows; Band A - £1, 047, Band B - £1, 222, Band C - £1, 396, Band D - £1, 571, Band E - £1, 920, Band F - £2, 269, Band G - £2, 618, Band H - £3, 141.

Living in Bedford

Bedford has a population of nearly 158, 000 people and is the county town of Bedfordshire in East of England. Some of the Bedford's local points of interest are Bromham Mill and Gallery and Cecil Higgins Art Gallery. Shops near Bedford include The Cottage Bakery, Linger Butchers Ltd and a Sainsburys Superstore In Fairfield Park. Local pubs include the Standard, the Rose and the Chameleon Bar & Cafe.

Bedford's residents may buy their groceries at the local Waitrose on Goldington Road. Living near a Waitrose may increase the sale price of your home by an average of twenty five percent. Your agent may be sceptical of 'the Waitrose effect', nevertheless it could be an issue to be aware of for anyone moving into the area.

How Your property lawyer Will Complete the Conveyancing in Bedford

  1. Deciding on a quote from a solicitor - While you can complete the conveyancing process yourself, the vast majority of people do not have the property legal knowledge or time, opting instead to select a conveyancer. It is important to check terms and conditions for any hidden fees before you instruct.

  2. Appointing a solicitor - As soon as you have identified which solicitors quote you want to accept the next step will be to formally instruct to carry out the legals on your Bedford move. This initial step requires you to check, consent to and sign the solicitors terms and conditions.

  3. After you have instructed - The purchaser's property lawyer negotiates the draft contract with the seller's conveyancing solicitor. In addition preliminary enquires are made. At this stage, the property buyer should get the lender's formal offer at this point of the process.

  4. Instruct a Chartered Surveyor to look at the property - A competent local RICS Surveyor with experience on Bedford properties will spot potentially expensive structural problems such as flat roof problems or rising damp.

  5. Bedford conveyancing searches - Local Authority, Environmental, Drainage and Water, and Chancel Liability are the four basic searches recommended by conveyancing solicitors, and they cover many issues including compulsory purchase orders.

  6. Exchange of contracts - When the two parties are happy, the two sides sign it. The buyer then hands over the agreed deposit (in most cases ten percent of the property price, but this is negotiable).

  7. On Completion - Usually on a set date, the purchaser can then pick up, usually from the agent, keys to their purchase once the seller's solicitor has confirmed that they are in receipt of the money that is due, less the deposit already paid.

Bedford Help to Buy Conveyancing

Over 17, 000 purchasers acquired a house under the Help to Buy scheme already. This scheme enables participating lenders to purchase a guarantee, so they can then offer mortgages of up to 95% loan to value.

Contact the Money Advice Service, or your local Help to Buy agent for more information. Bedfordshire Pilgrims Housing Association , 03333 214044, is the local agent for Bedford.

Conveyancing for your Remortgage in Bedford

In-Deed furnish borrowers looking to remortgage a Bedford home with a highly professional service at all inclusive guaranteed fixed fees. In-Deed's quick turnaround approach means speedy remortgage completions which often save you a lender payment at the higher rate. Our solicitors can work with all lender panels from Accord Mortgages to Precise Mortgages.

Online Conveyancing Quote

Tools like automated updates and case tracking are advertised as a key driver for a fast and low-cost move.

In truth, the secret to an easier conveyancing transaction is instructing a fast and efficient solicitor, irrespective of the technology they use. Working with our conveyancing solicitors, you will get the benefit of modern conveyancing developments and also the presence of an experienced conveyancing solicitor.