By Frances Traynor
19th April 2018
"Working together is critical for a faster property transaction."
Are you buying or selling your home? Or are you wanting to release some equity? Then you should instruct a conveyancing solicitor to complete the legal work.
Homeward Legal's property lawyers have years of experience in Hertfordshire. Couple that with our proactive, speed-focused conveyancing methods, it means we complete the transaction in the shortest possible time.
Solicitors who handle all the conveyancing work for your home move for a fixed rate.
If for any reason your Hertfordshire house move does not complete you will not be charged any property legal fees.
With local experience, our solicitors will guide you through your sale or purchase.
No additional fees whatsoever.
By road: Hertfordshire is served by the M1, M25, A1(M), A10, A41, A120, A414, A446 and A505. By rail: The largest train stations in Hertfordshire are: Berkhamsted, Bishop’s Stortford, Cheshunt, Hatfield, Hemel Hempstead, Hertford, Hitchin, Letchworth, Rickmansworth, St. Albans, Stevenage, Ware, Watford High Street, Watford Junction, and Welwyn Garden City. By air: From Hertfordshire’s county town of Hertford, there are nine accessible airports: London Luton Airport (11 miles), Elstree Aerodrome (16), Northolt Jet Centre (29), London Stansted Airport (30), London Heliport (32), London Heathrow Airport (34), Wycombe Air Park (41), London City Airport (42), and Cambridge Airport (44).
Hospitals (representative): Hertford County, North Road, Hertford, SG14 1LP Watford General, Vicarage Road, Watford, WD18 0HB Hemel Hempstead, Hillfield Road, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 4AD St. Albans City, Waverley Road, St. Albans, AL3 5PN Lister, Coreys Mill Lane, Stevenage, SG1 4AB Herts and Essex, Cavell Drive, Haymeads Lane, Bishop’s Stortford, CM23 5JH Pinehill, Benslow Lane, Hitchin, SG4 9QZ
Council: Hertfordshire County (www.hertfordshire.gov.uk).
Attractions: Natural History Museum of Tring, Lee Valley White Water Centre, Knebworth House, Royal National Rose Society Gardens, Hatfield House, Paradise Wildlife Park, St. Albans Cathedral, Cassiobury Park, Cromer Windmill, Shaw’s Corner, Verulamium Park, Berkhamsted Castle, and The de Havilland Aircraft Museum.Q.
Yes, we do. Our residential property lawyers frequently handle the legal work for sellers at auction. Our niche team of auction conveyancers have also acted for countless successful bidders at local Hertfordshire property auctions. Canny auction-goers always choose a local lawyer as early in the process as they can, which allows enough time for an investigation of the legal pack well in advance of the property auction. After the auction, your instructed lawyer is absolutely ready to complete the legal side of things in the reduced time-frame, as usually required by the terms and conditions. For the best and clearest quote, why not try our quote calculator? Or, if you want to talk to someone, you could call our expert auction team on 0800 038 6699.Q.
Whether you are buying a residence in Hertfordshire or elsewhere in the county, the property lawyer could advise that a chancel search be ordered. Though some Parochial Church Councils have chosen to impose chancel repairs on the current owners, it cannot be guaranteed that a parish, where repair costs have not been paid before, will continue to be free from liability. In the event that chancel liability may apply, your solicitor might recommend insurance rather than pulling out of the purchase.Q.
There are several locations near or within Hertfordshire that have architectural or historical merit, and which are registered as conservation areas. You may wish to contact the council for further information, but your solicitor will investigate the impact of conservation areas or other planning restrictions.Q.
There is no legal requirement for you to appoint a property solicitor if you want to perform the conveyancing yourself without assistance. However, you should be aware that the conveyancing process can be quite complex and the tasks difficult to resolve and complete, which means that you are likely to incur delays and put your house-move in jeopardy. You will also not have the requisite personal indemnity insurance that all solicitors’ practices are legally obligated to carry. Give our team of experts at Homeward Legal a call on 0800 038 6699 to discuss what you need and to obtain your free, fixed-fee quote.Q.
The key to speeding up the conveyancing process is to employ a proactive, diligent and communicative solicitor, like the ones we have on our panels at Homeward Legal. There are also several tasks that you as the buyer can do to get moving sooner. These include:
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors strongly advise buyers to order a property survey when planning to buy a house in Hertfordshire, regardless of its age. It is a fact that there are several structural problems that can affect a property (for example, cracks around doorframes, or evidence of damp). These will not be reported on by a solicitor, so it makes sense to get a buildings expert in to check it over for your peace of mind.Q.
With a Homeward Legal solicitor, a client will be expected to pay a maximum £249 for a standard bundle of searches. These searches are disbursements, and are charged at cost.Q.
It is common for estate agents to refer you to one or more conveyancing firms. However, such referrals must be carefully considered, as an agent may select whichever firm pays the most per referral, and not necessarily the most suitable one for you. To discuss your needs and to obtain your free, fixed-fee, ‘No Completion, No Fee’-guaranteed quote, contact our team on 0800 038 6699.Q.
Our conveyancing property lawyers have a speed focused approach when completing the legal process for sellers.
Homeward Legals method is to employ new IT and e conveyancing systems . More importantly , we always give you a solicitor incentivised to communicate through all parts of the property chain (line of buyers and sellers) .Q.
Stamp duty mitigation must be treated with caution by purchasers in Hertfordshire, as such schemes are highly expensive and often likely to fail.Q.
Yes - Our residential property lawyers frequently handle the legal work for sellers at auction. Our niche auction team of conveyancers have acted for countless successful bidders at local Hertfordshire residential property auctions that, amongst others, include Acuitus, Allsop (Commercial), Allsop (Residential), Auction House London, Award Property, Barnett Ross, Baxtons, Brendons Auctioneers, Countrywide Property Auctions and Drivers Norris.
Canny auction buyers always choose a local lawyer as ahead of time as they can to allow enough time for an investigation of the auction legal pack well in advance of the property auction.
Post date of the auction your instructed lawyer is absolutely ready for completing the legal side of things in the reduced time frame as usually required .Q.
Prior to recent changes, most solicitors could act for the majority lenders. Some lenders are now reducing their 'solicitor panel'. This can mean higher legal costs for purchasers. Homeward Legal, however, can act for the majority of lenders to ensure that you will not need to pay an additional fee for your lender's solicitor.Q.
If you choose a conveyancing solicitor with 'no move, no fee' protection, earlier is preferable. Some groups advocate postponing instruction until an offer is accepted, but delays can risk the other side pulling out, particularly in uncertain market conditions.Q.
With a Homeward Legal solicitor, a client will be expected to pay at a maximum £249 for a standard bundle of searches. These searches are disbursements, and are charged at cost.Q.
Environmental searches handled by a Hertfordshire property lawyer should include the more informative Landmark flood search if required.
If you are nervous you can always approach a close neighbour.