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Cheap conveyancing in Henlow does not necessarily mean low quality - but the odds are stacked against you

Reasons to use our Henlow conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Solicitors that specialise in conveyancing in Henlow are familiar with the local issues peculiar to Henlow and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and expeditious conveyancing.
  • 2 Property lawyer conveyancing lawyers have excellent personal links with Henlow selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 3 Regardless other lawyers tell you it may be necessary to visit your solicitor to sign legal papers. There are enough parties engaged in a homemove without having to include the postman into the pot.
  • 4 Henlow property lawyers have a crucial edge when it comes to Henlow conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can impact your conveyancing
  • 5 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Henlow is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) often falls short of the high standards of professionalism you would hope for.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Henlow since January 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Henlow

Is the fact that my solicitor in Henlow is not identified on my bank's solicitor panel that there is a problem with the standard of her conveyancing?

It would not be wise to jump to that conclusion. There are plenty of reasonable explanations. A recent report by the solicitors regulator revealed that over three quarters of law firms surveyed had been removed from at least one lender panel. The top 5 reasons are as follows: (1) lack of transactions (2) the lawyer is a sole practitioner (3) as part of the HSBC panel reduction (4) regulatory contact by SRA (5) accidental removal. Should you be concerned you should simply call the Henlow conveyancing practice and ask them why they are no longer on the approved list for your bank.

We are selling our flat in Henlow. Does the solicitor need to be on the HSBC conveyancing panel in order to deal with the discharge of my mortgage?

Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the HSBC conveyancing panel they can still act for you on your sale. It might be that the lender will not release the original deeds (if applicable and increasingly irrelevant) until after the mortgage is paid off. You should speak to your lawyer directly before you start the process though to ensure that there is no problem as lenders are changing their panel criteria fairly frequently in recent years.

I appreciate that there are debates on Chancel Insurance on online forums. Do I require this when buying a property in Henlow? or I am told that there is an ancient law that means some owners of property residing in a parish church boundary will be compelled to pay for maintenance to the chancel in proximity to the church. Is this a legitimate concern for conveyancing in Henlow?

Unless a previous acquisition of the property completed after 12 October 2013 you could take it that conveyancing practitioners delivering conveyancing in Henlow to continue to propose a a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.

I was pointed in your direction by numerous property agents in Henlow to choose a conveyancer using your seach tool. What’s the financial incentive for Estate Agents to offer your lawyers over and above another?

We refuse to make any referral fee for pointing buyers and sellers in our direction. We found it would be just too difficult a fee as home movers will think, ‘Why is the agent getting a kickback? Why am I not receiving any benefit too?’ So we decided to step away from that.

We're FTB’s - agreed a price, yet the selling agent told us that the owners will only proceed if we appoint their recommended lawyers as they want a ‘quick sale’. Our preferred option is to instruct a family solicitor accustomed to conveyancing in Henlow

We suspect that the owner is not behind this demand. If they want ‘a quick sale', turning down a motivated purchaser is is going to put the whole deal at risk. Try to communicate with the vendors directly and explain that (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are ready to progress, with finances in place © you do not need to sell (d) you wish to move quickly (e)but you are going to use your own,trusted Henlow conveyancing solicitors - not the ones that will provide their negotiator at the agency a commission or hit his conveyancing thresholds demanded by HQ.

Do I stop my mortgage payments with Principality as soon as a completion date for my sale in Henlow has been set?

You would be well advised to maintain paying any mortgage sums to Principality until the mortgage is discharged out of the proceeds of sale as part of your Henlow conveyancing.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Henlow regulated by the SRA

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

  • Woodwards, 3 High Street, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 0JE
  • Motley & Hope, The Manor House, 11 Shortmead Street, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 0AT
  • Chamberlins, 47 Bancroft, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 1LA
  • Foreman Laws Llp, 25 Bancroft, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 1JW
  • Susan Hall & Co, 24-25 Market Place, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 1DT

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Henlow regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Henlow practicing in commercial conveyancing in Henlow. This may include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • Woodwards, 3 High Street, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 0JE
  • Motley & Hope, The Manor House, 11 Shortmead Street, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 0AT
  • Railton Law, Devonshire Business Centre, Works Road, Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire, SG6 1GJ
  • Chamberlins, 47 Bancroft, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 1LA
  • Foreman Laws Llp, 25 Bancroft, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 1JW

Planning law solicitors in Henlow regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The solicitors listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Henlow with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including development on contaminated land
  • Foreman Laws Llp, 25 Bancroft, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 1JW

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

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