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Conveyancing in Hertfordshire Q & A's

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Updated: 17/10/16

Commuting to Hertfordshire? ;

Drivers are well catered for with Hertfordshire having good major road access close at under 1m of Junction 5 Northbound of the A1M.

Welwyn Garden City station is around 2 miles from Hertfordshire. Hertfordshire's nearest airport is Luton Airport (8 miles). London City Airport is 25 miles, London Heliport Airport is 24 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 19 miles, Elstree Airport is 12 miles and Stansted Airport is 22 miles away.

The most convenient hospital to Hertfordshire is Queen Victoria Memorial Welwyn.


We need a low cost conveyancing quote. Will we get a quote or and estimate?


Several firms promote cheap conveyancing quotes. Unfortunately additional fees are often hiding in small print. Excited homeowners, eager to get underway, often ignore this small print when they instruct. Additional charges listed in the terms should be reasonable and clear. They be applicable solely where the conveyancer must complete additional work , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Any disbursements to be paid should also be clearly stated on the quote. We provide quotes, not estimates, and clearly state the fees for a standard conveyancing.


How do you calculate stamp duty rates, and what will we need to pay on a £1131000 Hertfordshire residential property?


Stamp Duty is calculated based on a small number of factors, including the purchase price. It is £56550 on a £1131000 house or flat.


When in the process should you speak to a solicitor?


If you choose a conveyancing solicitor with 'no move, no fee' protection, earlier is preferable. Some groups advocate postponing instruction

until an offer is accepted, but delays can risk the other side pulling out, particularly in uncertain market conditions.


Can you suggest how to get out of paying out for stamp duty?


Stamp duty mitigation must be treated with caution by purchasers in Hertfordshire, as such schemes are highly expensive and often likely to fail.


Apparently, chromium soil contamination may be an issue in Hertfordshire. Can you advise?


With this region's industrial history in parts of Hertfordshire, soil contamination is impossible to completely avoid. Land may also be contaminated by other sources, including insecticides and water contaminants such as organic compounds.


Does the conveyancer in Hertfordshire conduct any conveyancing searches on the Hertfordshire Edwardian detached property I want to buy?


The customary procedure is to obtain these searches - Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage Search (Con29DW) and Environmental and, depending on certain criteria, area-specific searches e.g. a Cheshire Brine Search.


Do we need to employ the conveyancing solicitor used by the agent?


It is common for agents in Hampshire to refer one or more conveyancing firms, however, such referrals must be carefully considered, as an agent may select whichever firm pays the most per referral, not the most suitable for you.


Should we order a chancel search if we are buying in the parish of Ware, near Hertfordshire?


Whether you are buying a residence in Hertfordshire or elsewhere in the county, the property lawyer could advise that a chancel search be ordered. Through some Parochial Church Councils have chosen to impose chancel repairs on the current owners, it cannot be guaranteed that a parish where repair costs have not been paid before will continue to be free from liability. In the event that chancel liability may apply, your solicitor might recommend insurance rather than pulling out of the purchase.