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A transfer of equity occurs when a property owner wishes to change the legal ownership of the property. Reasons include marriage, divorce and tax planning.

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Updated: 16/10/16

Local points of interest in Hertford

Scotts Grotto Ware Historic Building and Stanstead Abbotts St James Churches Conservation Trust are around Hertford.

Hertford's nearest station is Hertford East. Luton Airport is 14 miles from Hertford. London City Airport is 21 mile s, London Heliport Airport is 23 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 22 miles, Elstree Airport is 15 miles and Stansted Airport is 16 miles away.

The nearest hospital for Hertford is Hertford County.


There are lots of 'cheap' offers, but how do we find a good one? We need a fixed rate conveyancing quote in Hertford.


Numerous solicitors promote supposedly cheap conveyancing quotes, however additional charges will be included in the small print. Our quotes clearly state the solicitors' fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.


What does the Hertford property lawyer do if the flat is within a registered conservation area and has out of place dormer windows fitted?


Your instructed conveyancing solicitor will carry out searches establish whether the property is located within a designated conservation area, and if so, whether any alterations have the required permissions from the local planning authority.


Might our conveyancing quote cover any hidden charges?


We never hide any hidden charges to carry out standard conveyancing. Sometimes a large volume of additional work is required, such as purchase of the freehold, but your conveyancing solicitor will make you aware of these.


Should you get a chancel search? We are purchasing by a church furlong in Hertford.


The judgement in Aston Cantlow (PCC) v Wallbank in 2003 confirmed that chancel repair liability could be enforced. Indemnity policies can be arranged if chancel liability is likely to be enforced. A solicitor will be able to advise further. Hertford ecclesiastical properties where a chancel search may be appropriate include All Saints and St Andrews.


We need to complete this purchase as soon as possible, how do we get fast legal work?


Contacting a proactive property lawyer is essential to fast conveyancing. Furthermore, there are various jobs you, as the purchaser, could do to accelerate the process. These include:

  • requesting regular updates from your property lawyer and keep the pressure on
  • quickly answering your property lawyer's questions
  • arranging any finances require to complete the purchase


Our purchase will complete on 10th May, how is stamp duty calculated?


The Stamp Duty you pay will depend on several factors, most importantly the purchase price. For a property sold for £406000, the SDLT rate is £12180.


Which mortgage lenders in Hertford do you work with?


The Homeward Legal group work beside many lenders. A number of mortgage specialists operate in Hertford, including Link Finance, Tooke House/20 Bull Plain, Hertford, SG14 1DT, Ingram Finance Ltd, 6 Millbridge, Hertford, SG14 1PY, and Carlton Rhodes Associates, Raynham House/65a Ware Rd, Hertford, SG13 7ED.


In what ways can a conveyancing solicitor in Hertford report back on the risk of flooding in the Hertford area for an investment property I am buying?


Your solicitor will apply for formal conveyancing searches that incorporate Hertford area flood risk data.