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Hatfield Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Average time frame of 20 days for registration of title in Hatfield
  • 2 Percentage of cases in Hatfield that are buy to let is 18%
  • 3 June was the busiest month and April was the next busiest month while January was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Hatfield
  • 4 Average time from start to moving day was 74 days for conveyancing in Hatfield
  • 5 Percentage of leasehold conveyancing purchases in Hatfield is 28% where there is a share in the management company or freehold company

Examples of recent conveyancing in Hatfield since October 2021*

Sale

of semi property, Edgars Court, AL7 3SR completing on 08/10/2021 at a price of £425,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending the transfer to the seller for execution in preparation for completion, setting up the completion formalities

Conveyance

of apartment Otto Road AL7 3EQ, purchased for £272,000. Leasehold conveyancing due diligence included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending the transfer to the seller for signature in preparation for completion, obtaining official copies of the title

Sale

of terraced residence, Hazelmere Road, AL4 9RU completing on 12/10/2021 at a price of £950,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in preparation for completion, preparing statement detailing charges

Sale

of semi-detached premises, Monkswood, AL8 7EP completing on 15/10/2021 at a price of £477,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, preparing statement detailing charges, sending title deeds and signed transfer to purchaser’s lawyers

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Hatfield

At long last a mortgage offer from NatWest for the remortgage of my single bedroom garden flat is expected any day now. Are you able to put forward a cheap conveyancing solicitor in Hatfield?

You are on the wrong site if you are in need of the lowest fares for conveyancing solicitors in Hatfield. Our aim is to provide affordable conveyancing but we do not aim to work with the cheapest lawyers. Resist the temptation to appoint organisations offering the bait of ninety nine pound conveyancing in Hatfield. At best, in going for low cost conveyancing, you will receive what you pay for and at worst you will end up spending a lot in extras and still not receive the service expected.

I am buying a flat and require a conveyancing solicitor in Hatfield who is on the Platform Home Loans Ltd approved. Can you recommend a local solicitor?

Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Platform Home Loans Ltd in certain locations such as Hatfield. We dont recommend any particular firm.

Should our solicitor be making enquiries concerning flooding as part of the conveyancing in Hatfield.

The risk of flooding is if increasing concern for conveyancers dealing with homes in Hatfield. There are those who purchase a house in Hatfield, completely aware that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, leaving to one side the physical destruction, if a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to get a mortgage, satisfactory building insurance, or dispose of the premises. There are steps that can be taken as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the purchaser.

Solicitors are not best placed to give advice on flood risk, however there are a numerous checks that may be initiated by the buyer or by their conveyancers which can figure out the risks in Hatfield. The conventional set of information given to a buyer’s conveyancer (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) includes a standard inquiry of the owner to determine if the property has suffered from flooding. If flooding has previously occurred and is not disclosed by the vendor, then a purchaser could commence a claim for damages as a result of such an inaccurate reply. A purchaser’s lawyers will also order an enviro report. This will indicate if there is any known flood risk. If so, additional investigations will need to be conducted.

My husband and I are a couple of weeks into a freehold purchase having been directed to a firm by the estate agent to perform conveyancing in Hatfield. I am not happy. Could you you assist me in finding new conveyancers?

They would have to be really poor to suggest changing them. Has your mortgage been generated? If so you will need to advise them of the new contact details and ensure the mortgage documents are issued to the new lawyers. Your new solicitor ideally needs to be on the lenders approved list to avoid supplemental costs and complications. That should be your first question of the new solicitors. The search tool can assist you in finding a bank approved conveyancer for your home move in Hatfield

I am hoping to sign contracts shortly on a ground floor flat in Hatfield. Conveyancing lawyers inform me that they are sending me a report within the next couple of days. What should I be looking out for?

Your report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Hatfield should include some of the following:

    It needs to be made clear to you whether the lease allows you to alter or improve aspects of the property- you should be made aware as to whether any restrictions applies to all alterations or just structural alteration, and whether permission is mandated necessary You should be advised what is to be regarded as a Nuisance as far as the lease is concerned Are you allowed to have a pet in the flat? Details of the parties to the lease, for instance these could be the leaseholder, superior lessor, landlord
For details of the information to be contained in your report on your leasehold property in Hatfield please enquire of your conveyancer in advance of your conveyancing in Hatfield.

I invested in buying a split level flat in Hatfield, conveyancing was carried out 10 years ago. Can you let me have an estimate of the premium that my landlord can legally expect in return for granting a renewal of my lease? Equivalent flats in Hatfield with an extended lease are worth £201,000. The ground rent is £45 invoiced annually. The lease finishes on 21st October 2087

You have 65 years left to run we estimate the premium for your lease extension to be between £13,300 and £15,400 as well as plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.

The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs without more detailed due diligence. Do not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be other concerns that need to be considered and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not move forward placing reliance on this information before getting professional advice.

I am in the process of purchasing my first home in Hatfield. Conveyancing lawyer has been instructed. The broker advised that a survey is not appropriate as the property was only constructed in 2001.

At the very least you should order a Home Buyer's Report. As the property is over ten years old the property will be without a warranty, so you don't want to take a risk. For a property that age with no signs of defects a Home Buyer's report could be sufficient. The report should highlight any obvious problems and suggest further investigation where appropriate. Where there are any signs of problems seek a full Building Survey from the beginning.

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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 Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Hatfield

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Hatfield specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Rent Act Protected, Assured and Assured Shorthold tenancies

  • 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
  • Radius Law Limited, 5 The Old Dairy Mews, Castle Road, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 5FJ
  • Sherrards Solicitors Llp, 45 Grosvenor Road, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3AW

Planning law solicitors in Hatfield regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The solicitors listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Hatfield practicing in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including planning applications and appeals
  • 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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