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Conveyancing in Harpenden Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 26/07/17

Commuting from the Harpenden area? ;

Motorists are well served with Harpenden enjoying excellent motorway access close at less than 3 miles of Junction 9 Southbound of the M1.

The nearest airport to Harpenden is Luton Airport (4 miles). Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 25 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 25 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 19 miles, Elstree Airport is 12 miles and Booker Airport is 24 miles away. The nearest station to Harpenden is Harpenden.

Harpenden Memorial is the closest hospital for Harpenden.

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What are the best conveyancing rates for a 372,000 property?

A.

Misleading conveyancing quotes catch out many sellers and buyers, leaving them to pay sometimes £100s more than planned. Many conveyancers advertise so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Often additional fees will be included in the solicitor's terms. Any extra fees listed in the solicitor's terms ought to be clearly defined. They only apply to matters if your lawyer is required to complete unexpected extra work in your interest, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are buying.

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How do I bypass paying for stamp duty on property?

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Stamp duty usually must be paid on purchases over £125,000. Homeward Legal strongly advise against any form of stamp duty avoidance. Such schemes are costly and unreliable.

Q.

Is Homeward Legal set up to complete within 28 days of exchange on the conveyancing of property auction properties in Harpenden?

A.

Our team work closely with auctioneers and commonly take instructions from auction buyers and sellers. Lawyers tend to suggest purchasers to appoint the solicitor prior to the auction to allow for a detailed investigation of the property's legal title. Post auction day itself your instructed solicitor will be ready for finishing all of the legal work in 4 weeks as typically required by the terms if sale.

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What kind of local searches concerning the uncertain risk of floods at Hertfordshire will the conveyancing solicitor in Harpenden actually conduct?

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A key part of the legal process involves your conveyancing solicitor making an application for environmental searches that set out information on the risk of flooding in Harpenden.

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What designated conservation areas are there in Harpenden?

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Conservation areas secure streets and neighbourhoods recorded as being of architectural merit. Your property solicitor will offer more information and address the consequences of purchasing property in a conservation area, regarding specific conservation areas in Harpenden.

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The lender will be Bank of Scotland, what do I need to know?

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When buying with a mortgage, your lender will require legal work to be carried out on their behalf. Some lenders have limited the number of solicitors who can act for them. We, however, will act on behalf of most UK mortgage lenders to ensure that you will not need to pay the lender's legal fees.

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How much is the council tax on a Forties semi-detached Band G house in Harpenden?

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Your relevant band will ordinarily be given within the conveyancer's title report, as well as by the local council. The correct rates for homes in Harpenden are set out in detail at the St Albans local authority site. Currently on 23 July 2012 the different rates are:

  • Band A - £981.00
  • Band B - £1,145.00
  • Band C - £1,309.00
  • Band D - £1,472.00
  • Band E - £1,799.00
  • Band F - £2,126.00
  • Band G - £2,454.00
  • Band H - £2,944.00

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Are there many mortgage lenders with Harpenden branches?

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We work with all the major lenders serving Harpenden homebuyers. Lenders and mortgage specialists in Harpenden include Harpenden Building Society, Mardall House/9-11 Vaughan Rd, Harpenden, AL5 4HU, and Berkeley Private Finance Ltd, Moorlands/The Common, Redbourn, St. Albans, AL3 7NJ. The Harpenden solicitor handling the work for your sale or purchase should be able to confirm additional costs or hurdles associated with your chosen lender.

 
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