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Conveyancing in Hertfordshire Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 22/07/17

Commuting to Hertfordshire? ;

Drivers are well catered for with Hertfordshire having good major road access close at under 1m of Junction 5 Northbound of the A1M.

Welwyn Garden City station is around 2 miles from Hertfordshire. Hertfordshire's nearest airport is Luton Airport (8 miles). London City Airport is 25 miles, London Heliport Airport is 24 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 19 miles, Elstree Airport is 12 miles and Stansted Airport is 22 miles away.

The most convenient hospital to Hertfordshire is Queen Victoria Memorial Welwyn.


We need a low cost conveyancing quote. Will we get a quote or and estimate?


Several firms promote cheap conveyancing quotes. Unfortunately additional fees are often hiding in small print. Excited homeowners, eager to get underway, often ignore this small print when they instruct. Additional charges listed in the terms should be reasonable and clear. They be applicable solely where the conveyancer must complete additional work , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Any disbursements to be paid should also be clearly stated on the quote. We provide quotes, not estimates, and clearly state the fees for a standard conveyancing.


Would acquiring a home buyers survey be sensible when buying property?


The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors heavily advise that the majority of buyers order a property survey when you plan to buy in Hertfordshire. It is a fact that there are a wide range of problems which affect a property, for example cracks around door frames. These will not be reported on by a solicitor.


Can you suggest how to get out of paying out for stamp duty?

Stamp duty mitigation must be treated with caution by purchasers in Hertfordshire, as such schemes are highly expensive and often likely to fail.


How can Hertfordshire purchase conveyancing be so drawn out?


Conveyancing could be subject to numerous interruptions or delays, Homeward Legal, however, do our best to reduce the impact of these delays if it can be achieved. Reasons for delay include waiting for responses from third parties.


We are buying a sixties building in the middle of a Hertfordshire conservation area, where does one locate details about the state of upkeep?


Conservation areas in Hertfordshire are designated by Welwyn Hatfield who police everything from whether trees can be cut down to the avoidance of street guard rails. Following a campaign, English Heritage have conducted a survey and created information on the state of conservation areas as well as the trend of the area.


What will searches on average cost?


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.


I want to exchange on the legal process my flat inside 2 months - are Homeward Legal really fast solicitors in Hertfordshire ?


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) .


As a consequence of the fact that 2012 was second wettest year since 1920 I am worried that conveyancing and environmental searches won't be detailed enough?


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.