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Conveyancing in Stevenage Q & A's

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Updated: 18/10/16

As reported by the UK census, Stevenage has a residential population of 402,911 spread over an area of 130,876 hectares (323,401 acres) giving a density of population of 3.1 people per hectare (1.2 per acre).

Commuters are well served with Stevenage being well placed with very convenient major road access very close at approximately a mile of Junction 7 Northbound of the A1M.

Stevenage train station is almost a mile from Stevenage. The nearest airport to Stevenage is Luton Airport. Elstree Airport is 18 miles and Stansted Airport is 20 miles away.

Lister Stevenage is the most convenient hospital.


What do you charge for the legal fees on a £116,000 property? We need fixed rate conveyancing.


Many online and high street conveyancers advertise cheap conveyancing, however additional charges will be included in the terms of engagement, left unregarded by busy buyers Any disbursements ought to be defined on any quote for conveyancing in StevenageOur quotes clearly state the solicitors' fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.


We are purchasing a property in Sacombe. Is a chancel search specified?


A property solicitor may suggest a chancel search, regardless of the parish in which the house being purchased is found. Chancel repair may be apportioned on the current owners of a house where church councils have previously chosen not to do so. It is not safe to rely on the historical behaviour of the parish council alone as a guide.


What is the council tax on a Thirties detached Band H property in Stevenage?


You will be advised on the houses band in the conveyancing report on title. Correct rates for residents of Stevenage are listed on the Stevenage local authority website. Currently on 24 June 2012 rates are:

  • Band A - £970.00
  • Band B - £1,132.00
  • Band C - £1,293.00
  • Band D - £1,455.00
  • Band E - £1,779.00
  • Band F - £2,102.00
  • Band G - £2,425.00
  • Band H - £2,910.00


Will you need a chancel liability search? I am purchasing a property on the same road as parsonage land in Stevenage.


Owners of property in Stevenage may be subject to chancel repair liability. A chancel search will confirm whether liability for Stevenage properties is likely to exist. Your solicitor can provide more details. Stevenage church properties include All Saints, Pin Green, St Hugh & St John's, Chells, All Saints, Pin Green and St Hugh & St John's, Chells.


Is contaminated land a concern for many houses in Stevenage?


Numerous of contaminants may significantly reduce the value of residential property in Stevenage, like petroleum and fuel sites and sand or gravel pits. An environmental search will reveal this in more detail.


With a home ready to buy, and no chain, how do we guarantee a fast conveyancing transaction?


Instructing a proactive and experienced conveyancer is crucial to faster conveyancing. Consider the following:

  • Did you experience any delays when requesting a quote?
  • Which communication methods do they use? Days can be wasted waiting for letters in the post which could be emailed or faxed.
  • Will they work on a 'no sale, no fee' basis?


What amount of time will the conveyancing process generally take, according to your estimates? We have a buyer ready.


On average, the amount of time required to transact a residence does vary. This wide range results from potentially many issues affecting the property including if the property is leasehold. For most firms in England and Wales, the average is between 8 to 12 weeks, we however take a more proactive attitude, pushing a transaction to complete within 8 weeks if possible.


What does charges for the conveyancing searches total?


With a Homeward Legal solicitor, clients buying a property charged no more than £249 for the standard search bundle. These searches are paid to a third party, and are charged 'at cost'.