0%

Your conveyancing quote in seconds

All of our fees are fixed and complete for standard conveyancing transactions, meaning you won’t pay any extra later on. We also have a ‘No Move, No Fee’ guarantee.

Which service do you require?


The Conveyancing
Process Explained


Read More

Get an Instant Conveyancing Quote

Please quote me for:

Conveyancing in Baldock Q & A's

Profile photo of Lorraine Imhoff

By

Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 23/07/17

Planning to moving to the area? Pertinent local Baldock public transport and services details:

Baldock's nearest train station is Baldock and Baldock's closest airport is Luton Airport (11 miles s). Elstree Airport is 24 miles, Cambridge City Airport is 22 miles and Stansted Airport is 21 mile away.

Baldock is around 1.4 miles of the A1M junction entry 10 Southbound.

Ernest Gardiner Day Letchworth hospital is relatively close to Baldock.

Q.

What are the best rates for conveyancing for a £320,000 residence?

A.

Many online and high street conveyancers purport to offer theoretically cheap conveyancing, but additional charges will be included in the terms of engagement. The disbursements to be paid ought to be listed on any quote for conveyancing in BaldockWe offer quotes, not estimates, and clearly state all legal fees you pay for a standard conveyancing transaction.

Q.

What sort of fact finding into the risk and history of possible flooding in the Hertfordshire region will my conveyancing solicitor in Baldock report back to us on for a Sixties house we are going to buy?

A.

A conveyancing lawyer conducts official conveyancing and environmental searches that incorporate Baldock area flood risk data.

Q.

My mortgage lender will be ITL Mortgages - what will we need to be aware of?

A.

Some lenders have reduced the number of firms on their approved panel, potentially creating increased legal costs for property purchasers. Homeward Legal can act on

behalf of most lenders to ensure that you will not need to pay legal costs to your lender's solicitor.

Q.

What is the council tax on a Thirties semi-detached Band F property in Baldock?

A.

The appropriate band should usually be identified in the conveyancing report on title, and by the governing local authority. The latest tax rates for homes in Baldock are published online at the North Hertfordshire local authority site. Currently (06 July 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

Q.

What causes purchase conveyancing work to seem to be so slow?

A.

The conveyancing process may take more time for a variety of reasons. Some causes are out of a solicitor's control. We understand how unnecessarily stressful these delays can be and aim to minimise their consequences if it can be achieved.

Q.

When in the process should we arrange a solicitor?

A.

With a 'no move, no fee' guarantee, the earlier, the better. Instructing your solicitor earlier for a sale enables prior to marketing the property, documents can be prepared to make it potentially more attractive to motivated buyers, whereas if you are buying you can shave days off the process by having the details of your instructed solicitor ready when you make an offer.

Q.

Can beryllium (Be) contaminate Baldock topsoil?

A.

Though the dangers are usually minor, an plot will be marked as 'contaminated land' if the risk to human life is unacceptable. Land may also be contaminated by other sources, including radioactive waste.

Q.

Does Baldock include any designated conservation areas?

A.

There are a number of conservation areas located near Baldock. You may wish to contact the council if you have specific questions, but your solicitor will address this during the house-buying process.

 
×