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Reasons to use our Hartford conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Hartford lawyers have a crucial edge when it comes to Hartford conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that will affect your conveyancing
  • 2 The organisations identified on our web pages have a mix of conveyancing solicitors, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters each year.
  • 3 You can gain comfort when you select the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Hartford has a number to pick from, but for a truly dependable and reliable service many local people have been use the endorsement of this site.
  • 4 Hartford property lawyer are the linchpin to a successful Hartford conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your conveyancing
  • 5 Solicitors that specialise in conveyancing in Hartford have a grasp oflocal issues peculiar to Hartford and therefore you may benefit from better advice and speedier conveyancing.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Hartford since January 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Hartford

I am getting a mortgage with Santander. My intention is to retain the legal services of a Licensed Conveyancer in Hartford. Does the Santander Solicitor panel allow for conveyancers regulated by the CLC?

The Santander conveyancing panel is, like many other lenders, represented by the CML or BSA, open to Licensed Conveyancers regulated by the CLC.

I have given 2 months notice to my current landlord and must be out of my rented apartment in Hartford by 7/6/2024. Conveyancing for my house purchase has just started. Can I complete in 5 weeks as I wish to avoid having to find temporary accommodation?

It is unwise to serve notice for your tenancy unless your lawyer suggests that you should. Assuming that you have not previously done so, speak to your conveyancer and urge them to they apply pressure on the owners solicitors, try to a target completion date that all parties will aim to achieve

It is 10 years ago since I purchased my house in Hartford. Conveyancing solicitors have now been appointed on the sale but I am unable to track down my title deeds. Will this cause complications?

Don’t worry too much. Firstly the deeds may be with the lender or they could be in the possession of the conveyancers who oversaw the purchase. Secondly in most cases the land will be registered at the land registry and you will be able to prove you are the registered owner by your conveyancing solicitors procuring up to date copy of the land registers. The vast majority of conveyancing in Hartford involves registered property but in the unlikely event that your property is unregistered it is more of a problem but is not insurmountable.

I have just over seventy years remaining on my lease and need a lease extension for my flat in Hartford. Conveyancing solicitors on the Platform panel can deal with such extensions right?

Most leasehold conveyancing experts should be able to deal with a lease extension. if you are securing a mortgage then your lender may insist that the lease be extended before competition. Platform have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook in relation to minimum unexpired lease terms. As of 11/4/2024 the requirements read as follows :

Minimum 85 years unexpired from completion, except where the mortgage application is pursuant to Platform's participation in the Government's Help to Buy Shared Equity scheme, in which case (a) the unexpired lease term must not be less than 250 years for new-build houses and not less than 125 years for new-build flats and (b) ground rent must be reasonable at all times and any escalation must be linked to RPI (Retail Price Index) or a similar index.

My wife and I are spending time viewing apartments in Hartford and I am now considering a potential offer. Is it too early to have a solicitor in place? I intend to finance via a mortgage with Principality.

You should start obtaining conveyancing estimates from solicitors ASAP. After you have chosen your lawyer and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and forward their details on to the selling agent. Given that you are seeking a mortgage with Principality, ask your prospective lawyers if they are on the Principality conveyancing panel otherwise they can't do the mortgage legal work.

I've read lots of house buying guides, I note that it is considered advisable to get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my local Hartford solicitor - who is on the Lloyds conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. Is that normal?

Lloyds will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Lloyds will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. Your conveyancer will not organise the survey but they may be able to put you in touch with a local one that they recommend. RICS offers a find a surveyor service (just google it) where you can search for a qualified surveyor by your Hartford postcode. As you are getting a mortgage with Lloyds, you could contact them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors in Hartford.

Our sealed bid on a house in Hartford has been agreed to, but there is a chain. The sellers have put an offer on somewhere, however it’s not been accepted yet, and are looking at other apartments in the pipeline. I have instructed a bricks and mortar conveyancing solicitor in Hartford. What do I do now? When should I get the mortgage application with Virgin Money started?

It is normal to have anxieties where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to incur costs prematurely (mortgage application is approx one thousand pounds, then valuation, Hartford conveyancing search costs, etc). First, you should ensure that your conveyancer is on the Virgin Money approved list. Concerning the subsequent steps this very much depends on the uniqueness of your transaction, attraction to the property and on the state of the market. During a buoyant market many purchasers would apply for a home loan with Virgin Money and pay for the valuation and only if it comes back ok would they ask their property lawyer to proceed with the conveyancing in Hartford.

How can the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 impact my commercial offices in Hartford and how can your lawyers assist?

The particular law that you refer to provides a safeguard to business leaseholders, granting the legal entitlement to apply to court for a new tenancy and remain in occupation when the lease comes to an end. There are certain specified grounds where a landlord can refrain from granting a lease renewal and the rules are complex. Fees are different for commercial conveyancing. Hartford is one of our many areas of the UK in which the firms we work with are located

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Hartford regulated by the SRA

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

  • Personal Injury Practice Limited, Citadel House, Solvay Road, Winnington, Northwich, Cheshire, CW8 4DP
  • Accident Advice Solicitors Limited, 150 London Road, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 5HH
  • Moss Law Limited, 2 Castle Street, Northwich, Cheshire, CW8 1AB
  • Cf Law Limited, 20 Winnington Street, Northwich, Cheshire, CW8 1AF
  • Susan Howarth & Co Solicitors Ltd, 41 Chester Way, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 5JE

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Hartford

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Hartford specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on service charge disputes and the right to manage

  • Cf Law Limited, 20 Winnington Street, Northwich, Cheshire, CW8 1AF
  • Susan Howarth & Co Solicitors Ltd, 41 Chester Way, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 5JE

Home selling conveyancing in Hartford normally comprises the following:

  • Obtaining instructions from parties involved
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Drawing up the contract and related documents
  • Forwarding draft papers to the conveyancing practitioner representing the purchaser
  • Negotiating contracts and replying to supplemental questions from the purchaser’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Negotiating the transfer document
  • Responding to requisitions raised by the purchaser’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then preparing for completion
  • Receiving sale proceeds and sending funds to the owner, the estate agent and other relevant parties (if applicable)

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

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