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Reasons to use our Arlesey conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 On the balance of probabilities the other side’s lawyers are based in Arlesey - if so sets of lawyers will be less confrontational
  • 2 The firms listed on our web pages have a mix of conveyancing lawyers, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters each year.
  • 3 This site is the only site offering you the ability to check that your conveyancing in Arlesey will be carried out by a property lawyer on your bank member panel.
  • 4 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Arlesey is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) sometimes falls short of the level of professionalism you will expect.
  • 5 Solicitors that specialise in conveyancing in Arlesey are familiar with the local concerns specific to Arlesey and therefore you may benefit from better advice and speedier conveyancing.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Arlesey since August 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Arlesey

I have been told by my solicitor that flying freehold insurance is necessary on my purchase. What is the level of cover for Arlesey conveyancing?

The right level of flying freehold indemnity insurance should be dictated by who your lender. It would differ for example between Yorkshire Building Society and The Mortgage Works. Conveyancing practitioners as opposed to members of the public take out such policies.

I had a mortgage agreed in principle with Kent Reliance. Arlesey conveyancing lawyers are instructed. What is the average time that one could expect to receive a mortgage offer from Kent Reliance?

Some lenders take longer than others. Have Kent Reliance completed the survey? Have you advised Kent Reliance as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel? It is not unusual for a mortgage offer to take a month to come through.

Completion of my purchase has taken place for my property in Arlesey. Conveyancing was of an acceptable standard but I would like to complain about the lender. How do I make a complaint?

Almost all banks and building societies have complaints procedures. Your first port of call should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Services Department at head office. Ordinarily complaints to a lender are sorted out effectively and efficiently. However if you are not satisfied that the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service with full details of your complaint.

What will a local search tell me regarding the house I am purchasing in Arlesey?

Arlesey conveyancing often commences with the submitting local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search organisations for instance Searches UK The local search is essential in every Arlesey conveyancing purchase; as long as you don’t want any nasty surprises after you move into your property. The search should supply information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications relevant to the property (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of thirteen topic sections.

I am looking to sell my house. My past conveyancers has retired. I would be grateful for any recommendation of a conveyancing firm. Im based in Arlesey if that makes things easier.

Please use our search tool to help you choose a solicitor for your conveyancing in Arlesey. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with regulated solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move runs smoothly.

My husband and I are a fortnight into a leasehold purchase having been recommend to a firm by the high street agent to perform conveyancing in Arlesey. I am not happy. Can you you assist me in finding new solicitors?

A lawyer would need to be very poor to suggest changing them. Has the mortgage offer been sent? If so you will need to inform them of the new conveyancer and ensure the offer are re-issued. The solicitor ideally should be on the banks panel to avoid supplemental fees and frustration. That should be your starting point. The search tool should help you find a bank approved solicitor for your home move in Arlesey

Do you have any advice for leasehold conveyancing in Arlesey with the purpose of expediting the sale process?

  • Much of the delay in leasehold conveyancing in Arlesey can be bypassed if you appoint lawyers as soon as you market your property and request that they start to put together the leasehold information which will be required by the buyers’ representatives.
  • The majority of landlords or managing agents in Arlesey charge for providing management packs for a leasehold property. You or your lawyers should enquire as to the fee that they propose to charge. The management pack can be applied for on or before finding a buyer, thus reducing delays. The average time it takes to obtain the necessary information is three weeks. It is the most frequent cause of frustration in leasehold conveyancing in Arlesey. You may think that you are aware of the number of years remaining on your lease but you should double-check via your solicitors. A buyer’s lawyer will not be happy to advise their client to proceed with the purchase of a leasehold property the remaining number of years is under 80 years. It is therefore important at an early stage that you consider whether the lease term for your property needs extending. If it does, contact your solicitors before you put your premises on the market for sale. If you are supposed to have a share in the freehold, you should ensure that you are holding the original share certificate. Obtaining a re-issued share certificate can be a time consuming formality and delays many a Arlesey conveyancing transaction. If a duplicate share certificate is needed, do contact the company officers or managing agents (where applicable) for this sooner rather than later. If you have had any disputes with your landlord or managing agents it is essential that these are resolved before the property is put on the market. The purchasers and their solicitors will be reluctant to purchase a flat where there is a current dispute. You may need to swallow your pride and discharge any arrears of service charge or resolve the dispute prior to the buyers completing the purchase. It is therefore preferable to have any dispute settled prior to the contract papers being issued to the buyers’ solicitors. You will still have to reveal details of the dispute to the buyers, but it is better to reveal the dispute as historic as opposed to unsettled.

I acquired a basement flat in Arlesey, conveyancing having been completed February 1998. Can you please calculate a probable premium for a statutory lease extension? Equivalent properties in Arlesey with a long lease are worth £201,000. The ground rent is £45 yearly. The lease comes to an end on 21st October 2087

With only 65 years remaining on your lease the likely cost is going to span between £13,300 and £15,400 as well as costs.

The figure above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs in the absence of detailed investigations. Do not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be additional concerns that need to be taken into account and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action based on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.

Do I cancel the direct debit for my mortgage with Coventry BS once a completion date for my sale in Arlesey has been agreed?

You would be well advised to keep meeting any mortgage sums to Coventry BS pending the mortgage being paid off from the proceeds of sale as part of your Arlesey conveyancing.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Arlesey regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Arlesey but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.

  • Chamberlins, 47 Bancroft, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 1LA
  • Foreman Laws Llp, 25 Bancroft, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 1JW
  • Susan Hall & Co, 24-25 Market Place, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 1DT
  • Ross Williams, Victoria House, 26 Tilehouse Street, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 2DY
  • Law Brand, 8 Tilehouse Street, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 2DU

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Arlesey regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Arlesey but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • New Horizons Property & Probate Lawyers Limited, 50 Station Road, SG6 3BE

Planning law solicitors in Arlesey regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The solicitors listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Arlesey practicing in planning law. This will likely include advice on development on contaminated land
  • Foreman Laws Llp, 25 Bancroft, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 1JW

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

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