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Conveyancing in Abbots Langley Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 15/04/18

Thinking of moving to the area? Handy local Abbots Langley public transport and public service facts and figures -

Abbots Langley's closest airport is Elstree, Hogg Ln Airport. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 17 miles, Luton Airport is 12 miles, London City Airport is 25 miles, London Heliport Airport is 20 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 17 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 18 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 11 miles s, Elstree Airport is 6 miles, White Waltham Airport is 21 mile and Booker Airport is 18 miles away. The closest train station to Abbots Langley is Kings Langley, approximately 1 mile away.

Abbots Langley is nearby at 1m of junction entry 20 Westbound of the M25.

The closest hospital to Abbots Langley is Prospect House Watford.

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There are lots of 'cheap' offers, but how do we find a good one? We are looking for low cost conveyancing.

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Various property lawyers claim to offer theoretically cheap conveyancing quotes. Often extra charges will be included in the small print that unknowing property buyers and sellers have not reviewed Any additional fees included in terms of engagement should be fair. A quote must also state any disbursements.We provide quotes, not estimates, and clearly state the fees for a standard conveyancing.

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I am buying a 1920's house, do we need property searches?

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Conveyancing searches are a standard set of enquiries ordered by the property solicitor with local and national authorities. You need to be aware that, conveyancing searches cover solely legal considerations.

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Will it be necessary to get a chancel search if I plan to buy in the parish of Meppershall?

The conveyancing solicitor is likely to recommend that a chancel search be ordered. In Abbots Langley's much older areas, chancel repair dues can be collected on current owners of a property where church councils may have not done so in the past.

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Which environmental factors can affect land in Abbots Langley, and should they be a concern?

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Land may be contaminated by a range of natural and human-influenced issues, such as infilled land and shallow mining. An environmental search will offer more detail.

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May the conveyancing charges conceal any hidden charges?

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Homeward Legal will not charge any hidden fees to buy or sell a property.

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Which local authority is responsible for Abbots Langley?

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Abbots Langley is located in Hertsmere Borough Council, Civic Offices, Elstree Way, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, WD6 1WA, contact: 020 8207 2277

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Do you need to get a chancel search? We are purchasing near church land in Abbots Langley.

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As a result of chancel repair liability, the owners of property in Abbots Langley which was once owned by a 'lay impropriators' can be liable for repairs to a medieval church. Liability has the potential to impact the value of a Abbots Langley property, but an indemnity policy may be available to protect the new owners. A conveyancing lawyer will be able to advise as to whether a chancel search is necessary, and recommend suitable insurance. Ecclesiastical properties in the area where chancel liability may apply include St Lawrence.

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What is the council tax on a Thirties semi-detached Band D home in Abbots Langley?

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You will find your new property's council tax band in the conveyancer's title report.

Correct charges for properties in Abbots Langley are detailed at the Three Rivers council site. As at (16 July 2012) rates are:

  • Band A - £972.00
  • Band B - £1,134.00
  • Band C - £1,296.00
  • Band D - £1,458.00
  • Band E - £1,782.00
  • Band F - £2,107.00
  • Band G - £2,431.00
  • Band H - £2,917.00