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Conveyancing in Stevenage Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 28/04/17

As reported by the UK census, Stevenage has a residential population of 402,911 spread over an area of 130,876 hectares (323,401 acres) giving a density of population of 3.1 people per hectare (1.2 per acre).

Commuters are well served with Stevenage being well placed with very convenient major road access very close at approximately a mile of Junction 7 Northbound of the A1M.

Stevenage train station is almost a mile from Stevenage. The nearest airport to Stevenage is Luton Airport. Elstree Airport is 18 miles and Stansted Airport is 20 miles away.

Lister Stevenage is the most convenient hospital.


What do you charge for the legal fees on a £116,000 property? We need fixed rate conveyancing.


Many online and high street conveyancers advertise cheap conveyancing, however additional charges will be included in the terms of engagement, left unregarded by busy buyers Any disbursements ought to be defined on any quote for conveyancing in StevenageOur quotes clearly state the solicitors' fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.


In respect of the Met Office warning of more intense rainfall, I am questioning if conveyancing searches (environmental) won't be sufficient?


Conveyancing searches conducted by a Stevenage conveyancing solicitor will include a far more informative flood search if required.

If you are still worried why not call a future neighbour or nearby Hertfordshire flood damage business for example: Letchmore Construction Ltd, 40 Letchmore Road, Stevenage, SG1 3PR Tel: 01438 426082.


What amount of time will the conveyancing process generally take, according to your estimates? We have a buyer ready.

On average, the amount of time required to transact a residence does vary. This wide range results from potentially many issues affecting the property including if the property is leasehold. For most firms in England and Wales, the average is between 8 to 12 weeks, we however take a more proactive attitude, pushing a transaction to complete within 8 weeks if possible.


What designated conservation areas are there in Stevenage?


The neighbourhoods near or within Stevenage will include several areas of conservation. Rectory Lane and St Nicholas and Town Square are among the conservation areas in Stevenage. The council will be able to advise further about local areas of conservation, and the conveyancing solicitor handling your purchase will discuss the relevant responsibilities you would be taking on by purchasing in a conservation area.


Is it recommended to avoid paying for SDLT rates?


Stamp Duty Land Tax is due for houses over one hundred and twenty-five thousand pounds. Stamp duty mitigation should not be considered. Such schemes are highly expensive and often likely to fail.


For the purchase, my mortgage lender, we have chosen Aldermore, what will we need to check?


Until recently, most solicitors could act for the majority lenders. Purchasers should be aware that, over the last two years, some lenders have limited the firms who can act for them. For purchasers, this can result in significantly increased conveyancing costs. Homeward Legal are able to act for many mortgage lenders, ensuring that an additional property lawyer will not be required to act for your lender.


Will you need a chancel liability search? I am purchasing a property on the same road as parsonage land in Stevenage.


Owners of property in Stevenage may be subject to chancel repair liability. A chancel search will confirm whether liability for Stevenage properties is likely to exist. Your solicitor can provide more details. Stevenage church properties include All Saints, Pin Green, St Hugh & St John's, Chells, All Saints, Pin Green and St Hugh & St John's, Chells.


Which local authority is responsible for Stevenage?


Stevenage is located in Stevenage Borough Council, Daneshill House, Danestrete, Stevenage, Herts, SG1 1HN, phone: 01438 242 242