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Hatfield Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 120 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Hatfield
  • 2 Percentage of leasehold conveyancing purchases in Hatfield is 33% where there is a share in the management company or freehold company
  • 3 Percentage of cases in Hatfield that are buy to let is 17%
  • 4 February was the busiest month and January was the next busiest month while March was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Hatfield
  • 5 Average Stamp Duty Payable for this year to date was £10,674

Examples of recent conveyancing in Hatfield since June 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Hatfield

I am looking for value for money property lawyer. Do I opt for an internet conveyancer or a high street Hatfield conveyancing solicitor?

In the main conveyancing solicitors in your location will benefit from strong relationships with your local authority, which can assist with your Hatfield conveyancing searches that your lawyer will need to carry out. It can only help if they have existing rapport with the Local Land Registry Office your area Hatfield, other property lawyers in the neighbourhood and Hatfield Estate Agents.

Can the conveyancing solicitors identified via your search tool execute attended exchange conveyancing in Hatfield?

We do have a number of conveyancing experts carrying out attended exchanges. Please e-mail us to get a fee calculation and details as to dates.

If you had a top tip for choosing a conveyancing solicitor in Hatfield what would it be?

Do not opt for the cheapest Hatfield conveyancing costs illustration. You really do get what you pay for when it comes to property lawyers. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you know exactly what you’ll have to pay in ahead of the deal.

I'm the only recipient of my late grandmother’s estate with all property in now in my sole name, including the my former home in Hatfield. The Hatfield property was put into my name in August. I now wish to sell up. I understand that there is a Mortgage Lenders 6 month 'rule', meaning my property ownership will be treated the same way as though I had purchased the property in August. Is the property unsalable for six months?

The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ handbook instructs solicitors to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." Technically you may be caught by that. How sensible a view banks take of it, depend on the mortgage company as this provision is principally there to identify the purchase and immediately sell or the flipping of properties.

When it comes to lenders such as Santander, do Hatfield conveyancers incur an annual charge to be on the conveyancing panel?

We are unaware of any lender fees to be on their panel, although some do charge an administration fee to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel application.

A relative suggested that where I am purchasing in Hatfield I should ask my conveyancer to carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?

This is a search is usually quoted for as part of the standard Hatfield conveyancing searches. It is not a small document of more than thirty pages, listing and setting out important information about Hatfield around the property and the people living there. It includes an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Hatfield Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the type of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime statistics, Local Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data regarding Hatfield.

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up during conveyancing in Hatfield?

Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the legal transfer of property in Hatfield. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’

In sourcing the internet for the phrase conveyancing in Hatfield it reveals numerous property lawyerslocally. How do I determine which is the suitable conveyancer for purchase transaction?

The best method of seeking a suitable conveyancer is via trusted testimonial, so enquire of friends and family who have acquired a property in Hatfield or the local estate agent or mortgage broker. Charges for conveyancing in Hatfield vary, so it's a good idea to secure a minimum of three estimates from varying types of conveyancers. Be sure to secure confirmation what costs in the quote includes.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Hatfield regulated by the SRA

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

  • Salisbury Law, James Taylor House, St. Albans Road East, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 0HE
  • Crane & Staples, Longcroft House, Fretherne Road, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL8 6TU
  • Ewart Price, 1st Floor, 16-18 Church Road, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL8 6PS
  • Edmondsons, 181 The Ridgeway, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4 9XE
  • Sherrards Solicitors Llp, 45 Grosvenor Road, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3AW

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Hatfield regulated by the CLC

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Hatfield but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Horizon Law Limited, 12 Market Place, AL10 0LN

Planning law solicitors in Hatfield regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Hatfield practicing in planning law. This could include advice on development on contaminated land
  • 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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