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Hatfield Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 73% freehold and 27% leasehold conveyancing in Hatfield for this year to date
  • 2 Average Stamp Duty Payable for this year to date was £10,674
  • 3 Average time frame of 20 days for registration of title in Hatfield
  • 4 115 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Hatfield
  • 5 was the busiest month and was the next busiest month while was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Hatfield

Examples of recent conveyancing in Hatfield since June 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Hatfield

Can your site be used to locate a Conveyancing solicitor in Hatfield even if I’m not buying or disposing of a house, for example where I intend to buy an office in Hatfield with a mortgage from Virgin Money?

Our search tool is mainly there to locate domestic conveyancing solicitors in Hatfield but we have recorded at the bottom of this page a few Hatfield commercial conveyancing firms. You will need to speak with the company directly to check if they can also act for Virgin Money

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I have offered on a fortnight ago in what should have been a straight forward, chain free conveyancing. Hatfield is the location of the property. What do you suggest?

Flying freeholds in Hatfield are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Hatfield 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 Hatfield may ascertain 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 property.

What is different about your site and other web based conveyancing solicitors when it comes to conveyancing in Hatfield?

At this site get a fixed fee quote from a Solicitor or Licensed Conveyancer that has a full understanding of the nuances of your conveyancing in Hatfield. As opposed to estate agents and many comparison sites we do not have commission arrangements with solicitors. Many agents and online brokers 'recommend' solicitors that pays the highest kickback, rather than the best value conveyancing in Hatfield

We're novice buyers - agreed a price, yet the selling agent told us that the vendor will only issue a contract if we appoint their preferred solicitors as they are insisting on an ‘expedited deal’. We would rather use a high street solicitor accustomed to conveyancing in Hatfield

We suspect that the owner is unaware of this demand. Should the vendor desire ‘a quick sale', turning down a genuine purchaser is likely to cause more damage than good. Speak to the vendors direct and make sure they understand (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are excited to move forward, with mortgage lined up © you do not need to sell (d) you wish to move quickly (e)however you will continue to appoint your own,trusted Hatfield conveyancing firm - not the ones that will give the estate agent a kickback or meet his conveyancing figures demanded by senior management.

What are your top tips when it comes to choosing a Hatfield conveyancing firm to carry out our lease extension conveyancing?

When appointing a solicitor for lease extension works (regardless if they are a Hatfield conveyancing firm) it is most important that he or she should be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of work. We advise that you make enquires with two or three firms including non Hatfield conveyancing practices prior to instructing a firm. Where the conveyancing practice is ALEP accredited then that’s a bonus. The following questions might be useful:

    How many lease extensions has the firm completed in Hatfield in the last year? What are the charges for lease extension work?

I am the registered owner of a basement flat in Hatfield, conveyancing was carried out half a dozen years ago. Can you work out an approximate cost of a lease extension? Corresponding flats in Hatfield with an extended lease are worth £206,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £45 charged once a year. The lease finishes on 21st October 2087

With only 66 years left to run the likely cost is going to range between £12,400 and £14,200 as well as plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.

The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to provide the actual costs without more comprehensive due diligence. You should not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be additional issues that need to be taken into account and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not move forward based on this information before getting professional advice.

I am an executor of my recently deceased aunt’s Will, with a property in Hatfield which will be sold. The bungalow has never been registered at the Land Registry and I'm told that many estate agents will insist that it is done before they will proceed. What's the procedure for this?

In the situation that you have set out it seems prudent to apply to register in the names of the personal representative(s) as named in the probate and in their capacity as PRs. The Land Registry’s online guidance explains how to register for the first time and what is required re the deeds and forms. You would need to include and official copy of the probate as well and complete the form FR1 to refer to the PRs as the applicant.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Hatfield

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Hatfield practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Terms and conditions of tenancy agreements

  • 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

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Hatfield regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Hatfield but also conveyancing throughout 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 specialising in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including tree preservation orders
  • 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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