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Conveyancing in Letchworth Garden City Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 28/04/17

Local travel information

The nearest airport to Letchworth Garden City is Luton Airport. Elstree Airport is 23 miles, Cambridge City Airport is 24 miles and Stansted Airport is 22 miles away. The closest station to Letchworth Garden City is Letchworth.

Drivers are well catered for with Letchworth Garden City ideally situated with good road access very close at roughly 1 1/2m of Junction 9 Northbound of the A1M.

Ernest Gardiner Day Letchworth is the neighbouring hospital to Letchworth Garden City.

Q.

I need the cheapest conveyancing quote. What is included?

A.

Various solicitors promote supposedly cheap conveyancing quotes, however extra charges are frequently hidden in the terms and conditions. Busy, stressed buyers ignore these terms at their peril. Any fees should be reasonable and clear. Our quotes clearly state all legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

Q.

How much is the council tax on a Forties mid-terrace Band D house in Letchworth Garden City?

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The pertinent council tax band should commonly be given within the report on title along with the local council

The latest council tax rates for properties in Letchworth Garden City are set out on the North Hertfordshire local authority site. At the time of authoring, 23 November 2012, the different rates are:

  • Band A - £988.00
  • Band B - £1,152.00
  • Band C - £1,317.00
  • Band D - £1,482.00
  • Band E - £1,811.00
  • Band F - £2,140.00
  • Band G - £2,469.00
  • Band H - £2,963.00

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My partner and I am planning to sell our freehold flat at an auction, will your company allocate fast Letchworth Garden City solicitors ?

A.

We always take a proactive approach when concluding the conveyancing process to meet the home sellers needs.

With Homeward Legal, conveyancing lawyers are customer focused and try to communicate from the beginning to the end of the buyer and seller property chain and use the latest software technology to drive through your move in the shortest time.

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We are using a lender based in Hertfordshire, and need to know which Letchworth Garden City lenders you can work with. Whose panels are you a member of?

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We are able to work with the majority of lenders serving purchasers in Letchworth Garden City. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include Mortgage Advice Network, 121 London Rd, Knebworth, SG3 6EX, A P H, 97-98 Bancroft, Hitchin, SG5 1NQ, and Mortgage Hunters, Caxton Point/Caxton Way, Stevenage, SG1 2XU.

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Should I opt for a solicitor referred by the estate agent?

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It is commonplace for agents to recommend a solicitor. However, if they are paid a referral fee, the agent may prefer to suggest the conveyancer who pays out the highest referral fee, not the most appropriate choice.

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Should the residential property's fixtures and fittings form list things like lampshades?

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Purchasers in Letchworth Garden City are frequently confused by the vagueness surrounding fixtures and fittings. This can be overlooked, making early agreement of the list of items included with the purchase so essential.

Q.

I am shortly going to move from our semi detached house in Letchworth Garden City into a new home in Stanstead Abbotts , at what point to choose a removals firm?

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Most solicitors usually suggest that house movers wait until the point where exchange of contracts because the firm date will not have been set.

Try 0800Moves.com, Unit 1 Glebe Road Industrial Estate, Letchworth Garden City, SG6 1DR Phone: 01438 940880.

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How is contaminated land in Letchworth Garden City investigated?

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Many of contaminants caused by environmental concerns may impair property in Letchworth Garden City, and an environmental search should reveal if a property may be affected by contaminants in the area including waste disposal sites and local historic industrial processes.

 
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