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Hatfield Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 79% freehold and 21% leasehold conveyancing in Hatfield for this year to date
  • 2 Average time from start to moving day was 82 days for conveyancing in Hatfield
  • 3 250 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Hatfield
  • 4 March was the busiest month and January was the next busiest month while April was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Hatfield
  • 5 Percentage of leasehold conveyancing purchases in Hatfield is 9% where there is a share in the management company or freehold company

Examples of recent conveyancing in Hatfield since September 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Hatfield

Do the conveyancing lawyers identified via your search tool handle conveyancing in Hatfield by way of an attended exchange?

There are a few conveyancing experts who can conduct attended exchanges. Please call us to receive a conveyancing quote and details as to dates.

In what way does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in Hatfield? Is this really necessary?

Anti-terror and anti-money-laundering regulations require solicitors and licensed conveyancers to check the identification documents of the person or body they are dealing with before they can accept their conveyancing retainer. The Terms of Engagement that you are required to sign will no doubt confirm this. Your lawyer also has obligations to obtain certain documents in accordance with the CML Lenders Handbook requirements last updated on 1st December 2014. If you refuse to provide ID verification documents, your conveyancer can not take you on as a client.

My brother-in-law has suggested I instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Hatfield. I need to find out if they are on the Godiva Mortgages Ltd approved list of lawyers. Can you help?

You should e-mail the lawyer and ask them if they can act for the bank. Alternatively you should call Godiva Mortgages Ltd who may be able to confirm.

I have been told that property searches are a common reason for delay in Hatfield conveyancing transactions. Is there any truth in this?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) published determinations of research by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not feature amongst the common causes of hindrances in the conveyancing process. Searches are not likely to be the root cause of holding up conveyancing in Hatfield.

My business partner and I are wishing to take an assignment of a lease of a shop on a shopping parade. Can you recommend conveyancers offering competitive charges for non-domestic conveyancing in Hatfield for under 2k?

We can recommend firms who host a wealth of experience of commercial conveyancing in Hatfield, including the sale and acquisition of businesses as well as simply property. Whether you are looking to acquire or sell a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail premises or a whole business we can put you in touch with the right solicitor. Regarding the charges this will depend on the structure and complexity of the proposed transaction. Let us have your details or phone us so that we can furnish you with a fixed commercial conveyancing calculation.

I've recently bought a leasehold house in Hatfield. Am I liable to pay service charges for periods before completion of my purchase?

Where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous lessee and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. However, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. A critical element of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to be sure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.

If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).

I am the registered owner of a garden flat in Hatfield, conveyancing formalities finalised April 2009. Can you let me have an estimated range of the fair premium for a lease extension? Comparable properties in Hatfield with a long lease are worth £206,000. The ground rent is £45 charged once a year. The lease expires on 21st October 2088

With only 66 years remaining on your lease the likely cost is going to span between £11,400 and £13,200 as well as professional fees.

The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs in the absence of comprehensive due diligence. You should not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be additional issues that need to be considered and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not move forward placing reliance on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.

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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

Residential 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 firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Hatfield specialising in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including compulsory purchases in Hatfield
  • 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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