Conveyancing in Shefford

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Conveyancing Solicitors Shefford

In-Deed is a national conveyancing company that delivers high quality conveyancing legal services to Bedfordshire in Shefford. We offer a competitive fixed cost service contains no hidden extras which helps you budget for the ever increasing cost of moving home. (More on our In-Deed's fixed conveyancing fee guarantee) Whether you are moving to or from Shefford we will make your property sale or purchase simple.

House Prices in Shefford

Central Bedfordshire House Prices (in £1000's)
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176 171 172 175

Average house values have risen in Central Bedfordshire over the last four years. The Land Registry recorded property purchases averaging £174, 996 in October 2013.

Average house prices are expected to continue to rise throughout 2014, rising by an additional 5% to 8%. Likely reasons for the buoyant property market include the government's extension of Help to Buy and Funding for Lending. Some experts are warning of a 'superbubble'. A slowdown is expected in the next 24 months.

Recent property transactions

  • Freehold Sale - The Maltings, High Street, Shefford, Bedfordshire, SG17, £235, 000
  • Freehold Sale - Brookmead, Meppershall, Shefford, SG17, £275, 000
  • Freehold Sale - Elgar Drive, Shefford, Bedfordshire, SG17, £199, 995
  • Freehold Sale - The Joint, Clifton, Bedfordshire, SG17, £180, 000
  • Freehold Sale - Lyspitt Common, Meppershall, Shefford, Bedfordshire, SG17, £275, 000

Shefford Conveyancing Solicitor Fees

In-Deed supply you with a thorough fixed cost solicitor's quote for your Shefford purchase or sale.

Some solicitors hide charges in their terms of their quote. In some cases these costs might be discernible from the beginning and should therefore be shown in the conveyancing quote. Usual suspects include supplementary charges for acting on a new build transaction or acting on a buy to let property.

Shefford Local Government and Council Tax

Shefford is located in Central Bedfordshire Council (Conservative controlled). Council Tax brackets for 13\14 are; Band A - £1, 101, Band B - £1, 285, Band C - £1, 469, Band D - £1, 652, Band E - £2, 019, Band F - £2, 387, Band G - £2, 754, Band H - £3, 304.

Living in the Shefford area

Shefford is located in Bedfordshire in the East of England and is around 8.5 miles (km) from the county town of Bedford. The Bridge, the Airman Hotel, the Cornerstone, the White Hart Hotel and the Brewery Tap are just some of the area's local pubs. J.W Baxter butchers, Roger's Bakery and a Sainsburys Superstore In Biggleswade are some of the useful grocery options near Shefford. Shefford is noted for Higgins Art Gallery & Musuem and Letchworth Museum and Art Gallery.

How the Conveyancing Process Works

Finding a quote for your legal work

Although you may complete the legal work yourself, most buyers and sellers will not have the time or specialist legal knowledge, and choose to go with a legal professional. Focus on fixed quotes that have 'no move, no fee' protection, but be sure to check the small print for any hidden costs.

Instructing your preferred solicitor

Before your selected lawyer is able to get on with the legal procedure it will be necessary to appoint them. This requires you to read carefully, agree to and sign the solicitor's formal terms of engagement.

The draft contract stage

Pre-contract enquires are carried out, including investigating rights of way over the property. Also the draft contract itself is drawn up. By this stage of the conveyancing process, the purchaser should get a formal offer from their lender by this stage.

Arrange a Chartered Surveyor to inspect the property

An experienced Surveyor with experience of surveying Shefford properties will spot potentially expensive structural problems including suspected asbestos and sulphate attack.

Conveyancing searches

There are four standard searches. These are Environmental, Drainage and Water, Chancel Liability and Local Authority. These look into issues including conservation area restrictions.

Exchange of contracts

Contracts are signed and exchanged. The two parties are obliged to sell and buy the property.


The funds that are due are is wired to the seller's lawyer, and the purchaser receives keys to the new home, along with the transfer document and title deeds.

Purchasing with Help to Buy

In order to be eligible for Help to Buy, the house being bought will need to be your main home and not Buy to Let The maximum property value available under the Help to Buy scheme is £600, 000.

For more information, call the Money Advice Service, or your local Help to Buy agent.

Conveyancing for a Remortgage on a Shefford property

In-Deed's panel of conveyancing property lawyers can help anyone thinking of remortgaging a Shefford flat or house. Our Solicitors have invested in state of the art systems and processes assisting our solicitors in providing a speedy and personal conveyancing service.

Online Conveyancing Quote

Online conveyancing technology, including tools like email and SMS updates and casetracking, is marketed by many law firms as the secret to fast, cheap conveyancing.

The key to an easier conveyancing transaction is a proactive solicitor, regardless of the technology they use. With us, buyers and sellers enjoy the benefit of both modern conveyancing developments and also the assistance of an experienced conveyancing solicitor.