We are a nationwide panel of property lawyers that delivers highly efficient legal services for home movers in Bedfordshire including Kempston. We always work on a No Completion, No Fee basis so you only incur any legal costs if, as and when your home move is completed. (See details of our price promise) If you are based in Bedfordshire and are buying or selling a residential property, you are in the best place to make the conveyancing process as simple as possible.
Kempston Property Price Data
House values have risen in Bedford, in the last 4 years. The Land Registry recorded home purchases with an average of £158, 839 in October 2013, a change of 3% in comparison to 2012.
Property prices will likely rise through 2014. Reasons for the increase include lower interest rates.
Recent property transactions
- Freehold Purchase - Mile Road, Bedford, MK42, £168, 000
- Freehold Property Purchase - South Avenue, Elstow, Bedford, MK42, £220, 000
- Freehold Sale - Bedford Road, Kempston, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42, £259, 950
- Freehold Property Purchase - Voyce Way, Bedford, MK42, £149, 950
- Freehold Purchase - Barford Avenue, Bedford, MK42, £134, 000
Conveyancing Fees In Kempston
Our fixed conveyancing fee pledge means the fee we give you is the amount you are charged when your sale or purchase completes.
Many solicitors bury fees in their terms and conditions. It is often the case that additional costs are an obvious part of the standard conveyancing transaction from the commencement when obtaining a quote. Look out for items such as legal fees for acting on a shared ownership file or for bank transfers.
Comparing Kempston solicitor conveyancing quotes
Correctly comparing conveyancing quotes from solicitors in Kempston is usually tortuous. In-Deed have a helpful article that underlines what you need to be aware of in the terms and conditions when hunting for any hidden conveyancing fees , e.g. environmental search disbursements.
Local Authority Serving Kempston
Kempston is in Bedford Borough Council which is under no overall political control. The council tax brackets for the tax year 2013 to 2014 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 the Kempston area
Kempston is located in Bedfordshire in the East of England and is approximately 1.5 miles from Bedford, the county town. Watering holes in the area include the Brewers Fayre Bedford South, the Mulberry Bush and the Chimney Corner. Kempston-area shops include Mckenzie Butchers, The Cottage Bakery at 88 Bedford Rd Kempston and a Sainsburys Superstore. Art enthusiasts should appreciate Bromham Mill and Gallery and Cecil Higgins Art Gallery.
How Your Kempston property lawyer Will Carry out the Conveyancing
|Obtaining a conveyancing solicitor||The first step in the conveyancing process is getting a conveyancing solicitor to carry out the work. Remember to check terms and conditions for hidden additional fees before you instruct.|
|Appointing your preferred solicitor||Once you have worked out which solicitor you would like to complete the legal process for your Kempston sale or purchase you will have to formally instruct. This first step requires you to check carefully, consent to and sign the solicitors contractual terms of business.|
|Post-instruction stage||The contract sets out the deposit, the agreed property price and relevant details of title deeds, and is sent to the buyer's lawyer from the seller's. The purchaser may get a mortgage offer from the lender by this point.|
|Commissioning a Building Survey||A good local Surveyor with experience of surveying property in Kempston will spot potentially expensive problems e.g. bulging walls (sometimes known as a pregnant bump!) or potential building regulations breaches.|
|Conveyancing searches||Environmental, Drainage and Water, Chancel Liability and Local Authority are the four standard searches generally expected by mortgage lenders. These searches cover factors including changes near the property, such as planning for a new road. Your conveyancer could also recommend additional searches.|
|Exchanging contracts||Once the lender has formalised their offer and the deposit is ready, contracts are exchanged. Both parties are now bound to complete the transaction.|
|Completion||On the specified date, the purchaser may then pick up keys to the property once the seller's conveyancing solicitor certifies that they are in receipt of the funds that is due.|
Help to Buy in Kempston
Since its launch in 2013, the Government's Help to Buy scheme has assisted many of home movers and first-time buyers. Over 17, 000 purchasers acquired their new home under the Government's Help to Buy scheme in the first 9 months. Help to Buy aims to help home movers and first-time buyers with a deposit of at least 5%. To qualify for the Government's Help to Buy scheme, the home must be not Buy to Let, and you must not have an interest in any other property £600, 000 is the highest property value available under the scheme.
Contact the Money Advice Service, or your local Help to Buy agent for further detail.
Conveyancing for a Remortgage in Kempston
Our core business is to provide home owners remortgaging a Kempston home with an excellent legal conveyancing service at hard to beat guaranteed fixed fees. Our specialist team have created leading systems assisting our solicitors in providing a rapid but individualised service.
It is easier than ever for home movers to review the progress of their conveyancing, with online conveyancing tools such as casetracking and SMS updates at their disposal.
The key to a stress-free process is a proactive and communicative solicitor. Buyers and sellers experience, with our conveyancing solicitors, the advantage of both 21st Century online conveyancing and the assistance of a dedicated property lawyer.