Conveyancing in Houghton Regis

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Conveyancing Solicitors Houghton Regis

In-Deed online conveyancing is a nationwide network of conveyancing solicitors which provides highly efficient conveyancing to Bedfordshire residential property buyers and sellers.

Our great value fixed fee conveyancing service comes with no nasty surprises in the small print which helps you budget for the ever increasing cost of buying and selling a home. Wherever you live in Houghton Regis, our property solicitors make the conveyancing as quick and easy as possible

Property Prices in Houghton Regis

Luton House Prices (in £1000's)
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Average property values in Luton have risen, between 2010 and 2013. In October 2013, home purchases averaged £127, 629, based on Land Registry data.

House prices in the UK are predicted to increase throughout this year by up to 8%. Potential reasons for the promising housing market include the extended Help to Buy programme. In spite of the boom, for property experts, a correction may be due within years.

Recent property transactions

  • Freehold Sale - Dalling Drive, Houghton Regis, LU5, £157, 500
  • Freehold Sale - Tithe Farm Road, Houghton Regis, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU5, £140, 000
  • Leasehold Purchase - Strafford Close, Harlington, LU5, £96, 000
  • Freehold Sale - Rosedale, Houghton Regis, LU5, £125, 000
  • Freehold Sale - Kingsway, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU5, £227, 500

Houghton Regis Conveyancing Solicitor Fees

In-Deed's fixed conveyancing fee assurance gives you the peace of mind that the price stated on your quote is the same price you will be charged at the point you ultimately complete.

Sometimes solicitors hide conveyancing fees in their terms of their quote or estimate. Frequently these additional fees might be discernible from the beginning and should therefore be shown in the conveyancing quote. Always review the terms and conditions for things like supplementary legal expenses for acting for the mortgage company or for completing certain conveyancing forms.

Local Authority Serving Houghton Regis

Houghton Regis is in Luton Borough Council (Labour controlled). Council Tax bands for tax year 2013 to 2014 are: Band A - £964, Band B - £1, 125, Band C - £1, 285, Band D - £1, 446, Band E - £1, 768, Band F - £2, 089, Band G - £2, 410, Band H - £2, 892.

Houghton Regis life and amenities

Houghton Regis is situated in Bedfordshire in the East of England and is around 16 miles from the county town of Bedford. Ashridge Estate and Dunstable Downs, Chilterns Gateway Centre and Whipsnade Estate are often listed among tourist attractions. Nearby shops include D & I Family Butchers and Greggs bakery. Popular drinking spots in the area include the Kings Arms, the Old Red Lion, the Chequers and the Kitts Inn.

Conveyancing Process Explained

  1. Obtaining a quote - The first step in the legal process is selecting a property lawyer to carry out the work. Find fixed quotes that have a no sale, no fee guarantee, but ensure that you check the small print for hidden fees.

  2. Instructing a solicitor - Before your property solicitor is able to start the legal work for your move you will need to formally engage their services. This initial step requires you to agree to and sign the solicitors small print.

  3. Pre-contract stage - The purchasers conveyancing solicitor agrees the draft contract with the sellers property lawyer. In addition preliminary enquires. The buyer may also receive their formal mortgage offer at this stage.

  4. Book your Chartered Surveyor to survey your new home - A competent local RICS Surveyor with experience on property in Houghton Regis will spot potentially expensive problems such as wood worm or obvious legal breaches.

  5. Searches in Houghton Regis - There are four standard searches. These are Chancel Liability, Local Authority, Environmental and Drainage and Water, and these cover a range of issues, including whether the property is connected to public drains. Your conveyancer may also recommend possible additional searches.

  6. Exchanging contracts - When the buyer and seller are satisfied with the contract, both sides sign their copies and they are sent to the other party. The buyer then transfers the agreed deposit (usually 0.1 of the sale price).

  7. Completion - Usually on a set day, the purchaser will then collect from the estate agent the keys after the sellers conveyancing solicitor certifies receipt of any remaining funds due to be paid.

Help to Buy Conveyancing in Houghton Regis

Since its launch in 2013, the Government's Help to Buy programme has help many of first-time buyers and home movers. This programme assists first-time buyers and home movers with a deposit of 5%. In order to be eligible for the Government's Help to Buy programme, the house being purchased should not be a shared ownership or shared equity purchase, or a second home. £600, 000 is the highest property value available under the scheme.

Speak to the Money Advice Service, or your local Help to Buy agent for more detail.

Conveyancing for a Remortgage in Houghton Regis

If you are remortgaging, you will need to instruct a lawyer. In-Deed have invested in leading online conveyancing systems assisting our solicitors in delivering a quick but individualised legal service.

Online Conveyancing Quote

Online conveyancing technology, like tools like case-tracking and email updates, has been marketed by numerous solicitors' websites as the secret to fast, low cost conveyancing.

In reality, the key to a less stressful move is instructing a fast and efficient solicitor. You will have, working with our solicitors, the benefit of 21st Century conveyancing solutions and also the presence of a dedicated, high street conveyancing solicitor.