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Conveyancing in Hemel Hempstead Q & A's

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Updated: 16/07/17

Commuting to Hemel Hempstead? ;

As confirmed by the 2011 census The usual residential population of Hemel Hempstead 488,351 spread over an area of 99,826 hectares (246,674 acres) which equals a density of residential population of 4.9 people per hectare or 2.0 per acre.

Motorists are well served with Hemel Hempstead ideally situated with excellent motorway access approximately 1 1/2 mile of Junction 8 Northbound of the M1.

The nearest airport to Hemel Hempstead is Elstree, Hogg Ln Airport. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 20 miles, Luton Airport is 10 miles, London Heliport Airport is 23 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 20 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 21 mile s, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 14 miles, Elstree Airport is 9 miles, White Waltham Airport is 23 miles and Booker Airport is 18 miles away and Apsley train station is almost 2 miles from Hemel Hempstead.

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Hemel Hempstead attractions and landmarks

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Old Gorhambury House English Heritage and Gorhambury House Historic Houses Association are close to Hemel Hempstead.

The nearest hospital to Hemel Hempstead is Hemel Hempstead General.

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How do I get fixed rate conveyancing?

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Numerous solicitors offer cheap conveyancing, but additional costs are frequently hidden in small print, left unread by preoccupied buyers and sellers Our quotes clearly state the solicitors' fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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The agent has named a property lawyer. Will it be cheaper to use this firm?

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Many estate agents have arrangements with solicitors whereby they refer work to them, however, such referrals need to be weighed up against alternatives, as some agents choose the solicitor willing to pay the highest referral fee, not the most appropriate choice.

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Is a property survey sensible when buying a home in Hemel Hempstead?

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We recommend that you book a RICS survey. Buyers should be aware that there are a range of defects that can negatively affect a property, which will not be addressed during a property valuation, including chimney defects or failed double glazing.

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We have had a conveyancing quote from you. Could there be any additional fees?

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Homeward Legal never hide any extra, hidden costs for conveyancing in Hemel Hempstead. Be aware that some firms only provide estimates disguised as quotes. The final bill you receive may be much more.

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In about five weeks we are preparing to move from our semi detached home near Hemel Hempstead into a new house in Hatfield what is the optimum stage to choose a home removal company?

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Most solicitors tend to suggest that sellers wait arranging removals until contracts have exchanged as generally a definitive move date will not have been set. For a local Hertfordshire company Hemel Storage, 105 White Hart Dr, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 4JN Telephone: 07591 257344 or Changing Places, 8 Ellingham Rd, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 5LE on 01442 244439.

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Which local authority looks after Hemel Hempstead?

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Hemel Hempstead is located in Dacorum Borough Council, Hemel Hempstead Civic Centre, Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP1 1HH, phone: 01442 228 000

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Is a drainage search a fee or disbursement?

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It is not always obvious whether a charge is a disbursement or fee. This charge is a disbursement not a fee, and is passed on to the buyer at cost.

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What can a Hemel Hempstead property lawyer do if the home we are planning to buy is situated in a local authority conservation area and has unfitting cladding installed?

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Your property lawyer will carry out searches verify whether the property is inside a designated conservation area, and if so, whether any alterations have essential permissions from the local authority.

 
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