0%

Your conveyancing quote in seconds

All of our fees are fixed and complete for standard conveyancing transactions, meaning you won’t pay any extra later on. We also have a ‘No Move, No Fee’ guarantee.

Which service do you require?


The Conveyancing
Process Explained


Read More

Get an Instant Conveyancing Quote

Please quote me for:

Conveyancing in Knebworth Q & A's

Profile photo of Lorraine Imhoff

By

Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 23/04/17

Local area transport information

Knebworth's closest station is Knebworth. The nearest airport to Knebworth is Luton Airport. Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 24 miles, Elstree Airport is 16 miles and Stansted Airport is 19 miles away.

Drivers are well catered for with Knebworth ideally situated with very good major road access about 1 1/2m of the A1M Junction 7 Southbound.

The neighbouring hospital for Knebworth is Danesbury Welwyn.

Q.

How do I find a cheap solicitor to sell a residence?

A.

Many law firms purport to offer theoretically cheap conveyancing, but extra charges are often hiding in the terms of engagement. These terms are often ignored by excited sellers, eager to get underway. Any disbursements should also be clearly stated on a Knebworth conveyancing quote

Q.

Does the Knebworth solicitor conduct any searches on the Hertfordshire thirties detached townhouse we are buying?

A.

The standard procedure will be to obtain Local Authority, Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal) and Environment Search and, depending on certain criteria, area-specific searches, which may include a Subsidence.

Q.

If a contaminated plot is found in an Knebworth environmental search, can the topsoil be cleaned up cheaply?

A.

Where property in Knebworth has been contaminated, remediation is often feasible, and a local service provider for example Portrait Landscape Supplies, 8 Swangleys Lane, Knebworth, SG3 6AA can provide more detail.

Q.

Does 'fixtures and fittings' include things like beds?

A.

Generally speaking, there is not a absolute definition of fixtures and fittings. Completion or agreement of a fixtures and fittings form is unfortunately often left to the last minute, when a dispute may jeopordise the transaction.

Q.

The house being purchased is on a ex-industrial site. Could the top-soil be contaminated by industrial waste?

A.

Given the history of industry and agriculture in parts of Knebworth, soil contamination is difficult to avoid. Other sources of contaminated land include groundwater contaminants like household chemicals.

Q.

Which of the lender panels in Knebworth are you a member of?

A.

Of lenders with offices near Knebworth, Homeward Legal closely with many. Knebworth lenders and mortgage specialists include Mortgage Advice Network, 121 London Rd, Knebworth, SG3 6EX.

Q.

Are there any conservation areas in Knebworth?

A.

Conservation areas qualify local areas of historic or architectural significance. You may wish to contact the council for more information, but your conveyancing solicitor will address this during the house-buying process.

Q.

There are a lot of books about conveyancing when selling a house. Is it imprudent to take care of the legal side myself?

A.

Legally speaking there are no arguments at all why a home buyer should not conduct conveyancing yourself. The truth is however that a conveyancing solicitor in Knebworth is in charge of a large array of skilled tasks including checking contracts and representing the mortgage lender which require a qualified professional. Nonetheless solicitors practices are legally obligated to be in possession of the appropriate cover to insulate you from any professional failures.

 
×