By Frances Traynor
19th April 2018
"A legal team you can depend on throughout your move."
When buying, selling or remortgaging a house or flat in Hitchin, you should instruct a lawyer to carry out the legal work on your behalf.
Homeward Legal's conveyancing lawyers have many years experience of conveyancing in Hitchin and across Hertfordshire and our highly proactive approach means we complete the transaction in the shortest possible time.
Solicitors who perform all the conveyancing work for your move for a fixed price.
If your Hertfordshire house move does not complete we do not charge you any conveyancing fees for buying and selling a house.
With their area expertise, our CQS solicitors will guide you along every step of the conveyancing process.
No additional fees whatsoever.
Hitchin's nearest train station is Hitchin at 1 mile s. Hitchin's nearest airport is Luton Airport. Elstree Airport is 21 mile and Stansted Airport is 24 miles away.
Pinehill Hitchin is a nearby hospital for Hitchin.Q.
The confusion over this point catches out many property buyers and sellers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted. Many law firms promote theoretically cheap conveyancing quotes, but extra costs are frequently hidden in the solicitor's terms. Your Hitchin conveyancing quote should state any disbursements to be paid.Q.
We would usually recommend that home buyers and sellers wait arranging removals until the point where exchange of contracts because a final date will not have been agreed. For a local Hertfordshire company Allens, 63 Hermitage Road, Hitchin, SG5 1DB Telephone: 01462 617033 or A Waters & Sons, 47 Bury Mead Road, Hitchin, SG5 1RT on 01462 452777.Q.
Property in Hitchin may be contaminated by a broad range of factors caused by man and by nature, and an environmental search should clarify to what extent a specific property can be impacted by contaminants in the region such as hazardous and regulated installations. Contamination in Hitchin can be caused by local waste sites, such as Vicars Grove Pit, Vicars Grove Pit, Hertfordshire, SG4 7HZ.
Normal procedure will be to get Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage Search (Con29DW) and Environmental and perhaps specific searches such as Chancel Search.Q.
The Hitchin conveyancing process may suffer setbacks for many reasons. Some delays are out of a solicitor's hands. Homeward Legal strive to curtail their cost whenever we can by, for example, ordering searches as early as possible.Q.
It is commonplace for estate agents to suggest a solicitor. If the agent is paid a referral fee, however, the agent may prefer to suggest the conveyancer who pays out the highest referral fee, not the law firm with the best reputation.Q.
Owners of property in a neighbourhood near church property in the locality may be required to subsidise repairs. This is referred to as chancel repair liability. As a result of the Land Registration Act 2002, interest over any affected land must be registered by October 2013. This will make it easier to identify affected property through a chancel search. Your conveyancing lawyer will suggest an appropriate indemnity policy to address chancel liability. Church lands in this area which may give rise to chancel liability include Holy Saviour, St Faith, St Mark's Church, and St Mary's.Q.
A solicitor instructed to handle the transaction might recommend a chancel search, regardless of the parish where the house being bought is located. Although some parish councils have exercised their right to exact chancel repairs on owners of affected property, a solicitor cannot state with certainty that a parish which has not imposed liability will not automatically be the case for future owners.