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Abbots Langley Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 96 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Abbots Langley
  • 2 Average time frame of 40 days for registration of title in Abbots Langley
  • 3 Average Stamp Duty Payable for this year to date was £15,095
  • 4 Average time from start to moving day was 21 days for conveyancing in Abbots Langley
  • 5 Percentage of leasehold conveyancing purchases in Abbots Langley is 50% where there is a share in the management company or freehold company

Examples of recent conveyancing in Abbots Langley since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Abbots Langley

Having been suggested to visit your service we were going to appoint conveyancing solicitor in Abbots Langley found by you but stumbled across some other fee calculations via the web look cheaper – why is this?

There are a variety of conveyancers marketing at first sight what seems to be very low prices. Our recommendation is to think long and hard about how important this transaction is to you that you are willing to take 'cheap' risks with regard to the quality of the legal work. Some hide fees well inside the terms and conditions. The law firms that we put forward for conveyancing in Abbots Langley will notbehave this way.

I own a freehold residence in Abbots Langley yet pay rent, why is this and what is this?

It is rare for properties in Abbots Langley and has limited impact for conveyancing in Abbots Langley but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.

Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges have existed for hundreds of years, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the creation of fresh rentcharges post 1977.

Previous rentcharges can now be extinguished by making a lump sum payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence post 2037 is to be dispensed with completely.

We are getting a further advance on our home loan from Lloyds as we intend to conduct a loft conversion to our house in Abbots Langley. Are we obliged to choose a local Abbots Langley solicitor on the Lloyds conveyancing panel to handle the legals?

Lloyds would not normally require firms on their conveyancing panel to deal with such a matter. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Lloyds conveyancing panel.

I am currently in the process of buying my council flat in Abbots Langley. I have a mortgage offer with Yorkshire BS. Conveyancing is new to me. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should have one. Any advice?

It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with Yorkshire BS, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel.

Aldermore have agreed my mortgage in principle, my offer on a apartment in Abbots Langley has been accepted, now what?

The estate agent will wish to be informed of your property lawyer's details (be sure the conveyancing practitioners are on the bank’s panel). Telephone Aldermore or the broker and finalise any outstanding forms. Aldermore will instruct a valuer who will get in touch with the estate agent or owners to arrange a slot for the valuation to happen. Once carried out (assuming no problems) it takes on average ten days for the mortgage offer to be issued. Aldermore will issue the offer to you and your lawyers. The transaction will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing in Abbots Langley.

I need some quick conveyancing in Abbots Langley as I am under an ultimatum to complete within one month. Fortunately I do not require a mortgage. Is it possible to decline from having conveyancing searches to save money and time?

If.Given you are not getting a home loan you are at liberty not to do searches although no lawyer would advise that you don't. Drawing on years of experience of conveyancing in Abbots Langley the following are examples of issues that can crop up and therefore impact market value: Refused Planning Applications, Outstanding Charges, Overdue Grants, Railway Schemes,...

I'm buying a new build house in Abbots Langley with a loan from Platform Home Loans Ltd. The developers refused to move on the amount so I negotiated 6k of extras instead. The house builders rep suggested that I not disclose to my lawyer about the deal as it would affect my mortgage with Platform Home Loans Ltd. Is this normal?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

How easy is it to switch conveyancer as I need to appoint a firm on the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society conveyancing list. I was using a family conveyancing solicitor in Abbots Langley five minutes from me but he is not approved by Norwich and Peterborough Building Society

It would be our pleasure to help you find a conveyancing solicitor in Abbots Langley on the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society panel. Please note that the property lawyers that we on the directory do not pay us commission if you instruct them and are fully regulated by the SRA who oversee all conveyancing solicitors in Abbots Langley. Using the find a conveyancing solicitor tool on this website, you can scrutinise charges for conveyancing solicitors in Abbots Langley and beyond.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Abbots Langley

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Abbots Langley with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on wrongful eviction

  • Rexton Law Llp, The Old Post Office, 38 South Riding, Bricket Wood, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL2 3NE
  • Rexton Legal Services Limited, 38 South Riding, Bricket Wood, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL2 3NE
  • Edward Mccourt & Co, 225 St. Albans Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD24 5BH
  • Hancock Quins Limited, 22 Station Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD17 1ER
  • Collins Solicitors, 20 Station Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD17 1AR

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Abbots Langley regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Abbots Langley practicing in commercial conveyancing in Abbots Langley. This may include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • Rexton Legal Services Limited, 38 South Riding, Bricket Wood, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL2 3NE
  • Rexton Law Llp, The Old Post Office, 38 South Riding, Bricket Wood, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL2 3NE
  • Edward Mccourt & Co, 225 St. Albans Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD24 5BH
  • Hancock Quins Limited, 22 Station Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD17 1ER
  • Jane Kaim Caudle Llp, 10 Station Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD17 1EG

Planning law solicitors in Abbots Langley regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Abbots Langley specialising in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including tree preservation orders
  • Paul Fallon & Company, 87-89 Market Street, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD18 0PT
  • Debenhams Ottaway Llp, Ivy House, 107 St. Peters Street, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3EW

*Source acknowledgement: House price data produced by Land Registry as well data supplied by Lexsure Ltd.

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