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Harpenden Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 June was the busiest month and April was the next busiest month while October was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Harpenden
  • 2 Average time from start to moving day was 34 days for conveyancing in Harpenden
  • 3 Average Stamp Duty Payable for last year was £27,609
  • 4 Percentage of cases in Harpenden that are buy to let is 11%
  • 5 Average time frame of 28 days for registration of title in Harpenden

Examples of recent conveyancing in Harpenden since October 2021*

Conveyance

of flat Coldharbour Lane AL5 4NH, at a price of £286,500. Leasehold conveyancing work included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, setting up the completion formalities

Transfer

of terraced premises, Salisbury Road, AL5 5AY completing on 20/10/2021 at a price of £315,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, securing official copies of the title, agreeing completion date with parties

Disposal

of house residence, Woodstock Road North, AL1 4QB completing on 22/10/2021 at a price of £1,625,010. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, preparing statement detailing charges, sending title deeds and signed transfer to purchaser’s solicitor

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Harpenden

I am need of leasehold conveyancing for a flat in a relatively new development (five years old) in Harpenden. Almost all the appartments are already sold. Is it really necessary to order conveyancing searches as part of conveyancing in Harpenden?

You are putting yourself at risk in refusing to carrying out Harpenden conveyancing searches. Without searches you have no clarity over flooding, environmental etc which may mean you walk away due to potential problems down the line. If you are buying mortgage free there is no legal necessity to have them, but we would absolutely advise in the strongest possible terms that your lawyer conducts them. If time pressures and cost are top of your concerns you should consider with your solicitor about the possibility of search insurance

As a novice what is the most important piece of guidance you can impart concerning purchase conveyancing in Harpenden?

You may not hear this from too many lawyers but conveyancing in Harpenden or throughout England and Wales is an adversarial process. Put another way, when it comes to conveyancing there is plenty of opportunity for confrontation between you and other parties involved in the home moving process. E.g., the vendor, property agent and sometimes a lender. Appointing a lawyer for your conveyancing in Harpenden is a critical decision as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the SOLE party in the legal process whose role it is to protect your best interests and to keep you safe.

There is a distinct ongoing adversarial element to conveyancing- someone has to be blamed for the process being so protracted. We recommend that you must always trust your solicitor above the other players when it comes to the legal assignment of property.

I am purchasing a semi-detached house in Harpenden. How practical is it for me to do the conveyancing?

Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing in Harpenden you will have to appoint a solicitor on your mortgage company's conveyancing panel to look after their interests. Most people therefore find it easier to let the solicitor act for them and the lender. Furthermore there is minimal cost savings to be made in you doing conveyancing for yourself and another lawyer conducting the conveyancing for the lender. Please feel free to use the search tool to find a lawyer on your lender panel in Harpenden.

3 months have gone by following my purchase conveyancing in Harpenden took place. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £200,000 when infact I paid £215,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the asset from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I put an offer in two weeks back in what was supposed to be a quick, chain free conveyancing. Harpenden is the location of the property. Is there any guidance you can give?

Flying freeholds in Harpenden are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Harpenden you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds thoroughly. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Harpenden may decide that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold premises.

My father-in-law has urged me to instruct his lawyers for conveyancing in Harpenden. Should I use them?

No doubt it’s preferable to find a conveyancing solicitor is to have feedback from friends or family who have used the firm that you are are thinking of instructing.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Harpenden regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Harpenden practicing in commercial conveyancing in Harpenden. This could include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • Wright Tamana-sugden, The Leys, 2c Leyton Road, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 2TL
  • Wright & Co, The Leys, 2c Leyton Road, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 2TL
  • Paul Berg & Taylor, Clayton House, 7 Vaughan Road, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 4EF
  • Perrins Solicitors Llp, 10 Waterside, Station Road, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 4US
  • Alban Perrin Limited, 10 Waterside, Station Road, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 4US

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Harpenden regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Harpenden but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Horizon Law Limited, 48 High Street, AL3 7LN

Planning law solicitors in Harpenden regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Harpenden specialising in planning law. This may include advice on special planning controls
  • Perrins Solicitors Llp, 10 Waterside, Station Road, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 4US
  • Alban Perrin Limited, 10 Waterside, Station Road, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 4US
  • Debenhams Ottaway Llp, Ivy House, 107 St. Peters Street, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3EW
  • Taylor Walton Llp, 28-44 Alma Street, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 2PL

Neighboring Locations

Luton
Harpenden
Wheathampstead
St Albans

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

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