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Conveyancing in Hoddesdon Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 17/01/17

Commuting to Hoddesdon? ;

Hoddesdon's nearest train station is Broxbourne and Hoddesdon's nearest airport is Stansted Airport (15 miles). Luton Airport is 18 miles, London City Airport is 18 miles, London Heliport Airport is 22 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 22 miles, Elstree Airport is 15 miles and away.

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Local Hoddesdon attractions

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Stanstead Abbotts St James Churches Conservation Trust and Scotts Grotto Ware Historic Building are near to Hoddesdon.

The nearest hospital for Hoddesdon is Western House Ware.

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How do I find the cheapest Hoddesdon conveyancing quote?

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Various solicitors offer 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but additional fees are frequently hidden in the terms of engagement. Additional charges should be fair and reasonable and be applied only where the solicitor must perform additional tasks on your behalf, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Our quotes clearly state the solicitors' fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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Can you explain why conveyancing in Hoddesdon goes on for so long?

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The conveyancing process can suffer all manner of setbacks. We know how much extra stress these can cause and do our best to lessen their effect by proactively handling all enquiries. Reasons for delay include a slow firm acting for the lender.

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At what point is it appropriate to arrange a conveyancer in Hoddesdon?

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With few exceptions, instructing as soon as possible is wise, as there are a number of tasks that can be carried out straight away. Early instruction of a solicitor for a sale allows information, especially from slow third-parties, can be requested even prior to accepting an offer, whereas if you are buying your offer may be taken more seriously if you already have a solicitor instructed.

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What does a Hoddesdon conveyancing lawyer do when the flat we want to buy is situated in a registered conservation area and has unbecoming windows installed?

A property lawyer should establish whether your new home is inside a designated conservation area, and if so, whether any alterations have appropriate permissions from the Broxbourne council. In the absence of any appropriate consents, your Hoddesdon conveyancing solicitor will give you professional advice on the best alternatives, which include requesting retrospective consent from the appropriate local authority or obtaining indemnity insurance.

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Is there something I can do to get out of paying stamp duty to the Revenue?

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Stamp duty is generally due on residential property priced at over £125,000. We do not advise purchasers expose their finances to any form of stamp duty avoidance, as such schemes are often uneconomical and unreliable.

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I have found an increasing number very helpful guidebooks going into great depth on how to do DIY conveyancing for example Conveyancing Forms and Procedures. Do I therefore need a Hoddesdon property lawyer ?

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Technically speaking there is absolutely no reason why a buyer cant opt to complete the bulk of the legal process unaided. The truth is however that a lawyer juggles a huge array of roles from such as drafting contracts or reading the lease many of which require a qualified professional.

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I am planning on buying an extended maisonette in a designated conservation area in Hoddesdon. How do I find details relating to the state of upkeep?

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English Heritage keep a detailed list about the condition (poor to good) of conservation areas along with the vulnerability of the area. Local conservation areas are created by the local authority (Broxbourne) who oversee conservation area concerns from property boundaries to the prevention of derelict buildings.

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How much is the council tax on a Thirties converted property in Hoddesdon?

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As a rule the report on title should provide the appropriate Broxbourne council tax band. Correct charges for homes in Hoddesdon are set out in detail at the Broxbourne council site. As at (16 August 2012) rates are:

  • Band A - £920.00
  • Band B - £1,073.00
  • Band C - £1,227.00
  • Band D - £1,380.00
  • Band E - £1,687.00
  • Band F - £1,993.00
  • Band G - £2,300.00
  • Band H - £2,760.00

 
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