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Conveyancing Solicitors Stotfold

We are a nationwide conveyancing company providing first rate conveyancing services for Stotfold in Bedfordshire.

We work on a no completion no fee basis so you only need to cover the legal fees if and when your move ultimately completes. (Read our no completion no fee) Here we give you highly experienced property lawyers for your home move and a great conveyancing service.

Property Prices in Stotfold

Central Bedfordshire House Prices (in £1000's)
  Oct-10 Oct-11 Oct-12 Oct-13
176 171 172 175

Property values have risen in Central Bedfordshire over the last four years. Properties bought averaged £174, 996 (source: Land Registry) in October 2013, a change of £2, 822 compared to October 2012.

Average property prices are predicted to increase throughout 2014. Causes of the promising market include the extended Help to Buy initiative and cheaper credit. Despite these predictions, some experts are warning of a 'superbubble', with the market slowing as soon as 2016.

Recent property transactions

  • Freehold Sale - Regent Street, Stotfold, Bedfordshire, SG5, £172, 500
  • Property Purchase - Stormont Road, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5, £250, 000
  • Freehold Purchase - Milestone Road, Hitchin, SG5, £230, 000
  • Freehold Sale - Moss Way, Hertfordshire, SG5, £249, 000
  • Freehold Sale - Fleming Drive, Hitchin, SG5, £325, 000

Conveyancing Solicitor Fees In Stotfold

In-Deed's clear fixed fee legal fee quotes mean no added costs to worry about for your Stotfold conveyancing matter.

Sometimes solicitors sneak fees in their terms and conditions. Some of these extra charges may be clearly necessary from the outset. Check the nitty-gritty of the terms for specific items such as additional fees for acting on a new build property or for obtaining leasehold management information on leasehold sale.

Advice when comparing Stotfold solicitor conveyancing quotes

Most conveyancing solicitors quotes are in fact estimates. Why not read our practical list of common additional fees that helps you with what you need to check for in the solicitors contractual terms when you try and find any hidden costs such as bankruptcy search fees.

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Local Government for Stotfold

Stotfold is in Central Bedfordshire Council (Conservative controlled). The council tax bands for tax year 2013\2014 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 Stotfold

Stotfold is located in Bedfordshire in the East of England and is roughly 13 miles from Bedford, the county administrative centre of Bedfordshire. Shops in the area include Beale Bros butchers and Greggs bakery. Popular drinking spots in the area include the Three Horseshoes, the Chequers Inn, the Stag and the Orange Tree 2km in Baldock.

Residential conveyancing process checklist

Choosing a conveyancer or solicitorFirst, pick a conveyancing solicitor guided by what factors matter to you. Find quotes with no move, no fee protection, but ensure that you check the terms for any additional costs.

Getting a solicitor Before a conveyancing company can proceed with the legal process for your Stotfold sale or purchase you must officially instruct them. This will require you to agree to and sign the solicitors formal small print.

The draft contractAfter you have instructed, the conveyancing solicitor will communicate with the [2var3] instructed by the other side to receive and negotiate the draft contract. This document confirms information about the transaction itself including the sale price and the deposit and details of the two parties. The final draft is agreed by both sides conveyancing solicitors, and an initial date may be set for completion.

Instruct your Building SurveyA competent local Surveyor with experience of surveying Stotfold properties will spot potentially expensive problems such as the presence of Japanese Knotweed and condensation problems.

Stotfold searchesChancel Liability, Local Authority, Environmental and Drainage and Water are the searches the buyers property lawyer will generally order, and they look into a wide range of issues, including whether the property is connected to public drains.

Exchange of contractsContracts are exchanged, and the purchaser transfers the agreed deposit (in general 0.1 of the sale price).

CompletionOn the specified date, , less the 10% deposit, the money that is due delivered to the sellers lawyer, and the purchaser receives the keys.

After Completion Legal WorkSoon after you have taken possession of the property your Stotfold solicitor has certain formalities to complete e.g. registering the property.

Help to Buy Conveyancing

The Help to Buy scheme is planned to aid first-time buyers with a 5% deposit. To claim this programme, the property being bought needs to be your main home and not Buy to Let.

For further information, speak to the Money Advice Service, or your local Help to Buy agent.

Conveyancing for a Remortgage in Stotfold

Are you remortgaging your flat or house in Stotfold? We have invested in leading remortgage online conveyancing systems enabling our solicitors to offer a fast but still individualised legal service. Our conveyancing lawyers are on all banks and building society panels, from New Life Mortgages to Coutts and Co.

Online Conveyancing Quote

Online conveyancing technology, including tools like email and SMS updates and casetracking, has been marketed by law firms as a key driver for faster, cheaper conveyancing.

The key to a less stressful move is a proactive and communicative solicitor. Home movers will get, with our solicitors, the benefit of modern conveyancing developments and the guidance of a dedicated property lawyer.