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Updated: 26/10/16

Local area transport information

Knebworth's closest station is Knebworth. The nearest airport to Knebworth is Luton Airport. Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 24 miles, Elstree Airport is 16 miles and Stansted Airport is 19 miles away.

Drivers are well catered for with Knebworth ideally situated with very good major road access about 1 1/2m of the A1M Junction 7 Southbound.

The neighbouring hospital for Knebworth is Danesbury Welwyn.


How do I find a cheap solicitor to sell a residence?


Many law firms purport to offer theoretically cheap conveyancing, but extra charges are often hiding in the terms of engagement. These terms are often ignored by excited sellers, eager to get underway. Any disbursements should also be clearly stated on a Knebworth conveyancing quote


Which local authority is responsible for Knebworth?


Knebworth is located in North Hertfordshire District Council, Council Offices, Gernon Road, Letchworth, Hertfordshire, SG6 3JF, contact: 01462 474 000


For a property valued at £245000, how is stamp duty rates worked out?


The Stamp Duty you will owe will depend on the house's value. It will be £2450 on a £245000 house.*

*Accurate as of December 2012


How much is the council tax on a Sixties end of terrace Band C home in Knebworth?


Your pertinent band will usually be given in the report on title along with the governing local authority Correct rates for residents of Knebworth are detailed at the North Hertfordshire council website. As at, 10 June 2012, band rates are:

  • Band A - £988.00
  • Band B - £1,152.00
  • Band C - £1,317.00
  • Band D - £1,482.00
  • Band E - £1,811.00
  • Band F - £2,140.00
  • Band G - £2,469.00
  • Band H - £2,963.00


At what point do we need to find a conveyancer to act for us?


Simply, as soon as possible. Instructing your solicitor earlier for a sale allows documents can be prepared earlier, considerably accelerating the whole process, whereas if you are buying your offer may be taken more seriously if you already have a solicitor instructed.


There are a lot of books about conveyancing when selling a house. Is it imprudent to take care of the legal side myself?


Legally speaking there are no arguments at all why a home buyer should not conduct conveyancing yourself. The truth is however that a conveyancing solicitor in Knebworth is in charge of a large array of skilled tasks including checking contracts and representing the mortgage lender which require a qualified professional. Nonetheless solicitors practices are legally obligated to be in possession of the appropriate cover to insulate you from any professional failures.


Intelligent Finance will be our mortgage lender, is there anything we need to know?


Some lenders are now reducing their 'solicitor panel', resulting in greater legal costs for home buyers in cases where the chosen solicitor cannot act for their lender, and another must also be instructed. Homeward Legal are able to act on behalf of most mortgage lenders.


Do we need to get a chancel search? We are purchasing a maisonette in Knebworth.


In Knebworth, where land was once owned by a lay impropriators, new owners of that property may be obliged to pay for repairs to churches. A number of sources are used to identify liability, including parish records. Knebworth Church of England properties include St Martin and St Mary & St Thomas of Canterbury.