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Reasons to use our Hereford conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Solicitor conveyancing lawyers have extremely good personal connections with Hereford selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 2 Solicitors that specialise in conveyancing in Hereford are familiar with the local issues specific to Hereford and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and expeditious conveyancing.
  • 3 Our site offers most comprehensive domestic conveyancing directory service identifying mortgage company approved law firms delivering conveyancing in Hereford governed by the SRA or Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
  • 4 Hereford conveyancers have a significant advantage when it comes to Hereford conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that will impact your sale or purchase
  • 5 There is a strong possibility the other side’s solicitors are based in Hereford - if so both parties will be familiar

Examples of recent conveyancing in Hereford since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Hereford

Do the conveyancing solicitors via your comparison service execute conveyancing in Hereford by way of an attended exchange?

We do have a number of conveyancing specialists who can conduct 24hr exchanges. Please contact us to receive a costs illustration and details as to availability.

We expect to receive a DIP from Lloyds this week so we know how much we could potentially offer as otherwise we only have online calculators to go by (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do Lloyds recommend any Hereford solicitors on the Lloyds conveyancing panel, or is it better to find our own lawyer?

You will need to appoint Hereford solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Lloyds conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and Lloyds through the process.

I recently had an offer accepted on an apartment in Hereford. My financial adviser recommended their conveyancers. I paid an upfront payment of £225. A few days later, the solicitor called me to say that they were not on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?

You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Virgin Money panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.

Having digested plenty of house buying guides, I note that it is considered advisable to get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my local Hereford solicitor - who is on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. Is that normal?

Yorkshire BS will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Yorkshire BS will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. Your property lawyer will not organise the survey but they may be able to put you in touch with a local one that they recommend. RICS offers a find a surveyor service (just google it) where you can search for a qualified surveyor by your Hereford postcode. As you are getting a mortgage with Yorkshire BS, you could contact them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors in Hereford.

I am looking for a flat up to £195,000 and found one round the corner in Hereford I like with a park and station nearby, the downside is that it's only got 49 remaining years left on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Hereford suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake purchasing a short lease?

Should you need a mortgage that many years may be an issue. Reduce the offer by the anticipated lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current owner has owned the premises for at least 2 years you can request that they commence the lease extension formalities and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor about this.

What does commercial conveyancing in Hereford cover?

Non domestic conveyancing in Hereford incorporates a wide range of advice, provided by regulated solicitors, relating to business property. For instance, this area of conveyancing can cover the sale or purchase of freehold business premises or, more commonly, the transfer of existing leases or the drafting of new leasing arrangements. Commercial conveyancing solicitors can also offer advice on the sale of business assets, commercial mortgages and the termination of tenancies.

Am I best advised to appoint a Hereford conveyancing lawyer in close proximity to the house I am hoping to buy? I have an old university friend who can handle the legal formalities however his firm is located 400kilometers drive away.

The benefit of a local Hereford conveyancing practice is that you can drop in to sign paperwork, hand in your identification documents and pester them where appropriate. Having local Hereford know how is a bonus. However it's more important to get someone that will do a good and efficient job. If if people you trust instructed your friend and in the main were happy that should trump using an unknown Hereford conveyancing lawyer solely due to them being local.

What makes a Hereford lease defective?

Leasehold conveyancing in Hereford is not unique. Most leases are individual and legal mistakes in the legal wording can result in certain clauses are wrong. The following missing provisions could result in a defective lease:

    Service charge per centages that don't add up correctly leaving a shortfall Clauses dealing with recovering service charges for expenditure on the building or common parts.

A defective lease will likely cause problems when trying to sell a property primarily because it impacts on the ability to obtain a mortgage on the property. Lloyds TSB Bank, The Royal Bank of Scotland, and Clydesdale all have very detailed requirements when it comes to what is expected in a lease. Where a lender has been advised by their lawyers that the lease is defective they may refuse to provide security, forcing the buyer to pull out.

Hereford Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Sample of Questions you should consider before Purchasing

    What is the name of the managing agents? How much is the annual service fee and ground rent? Are any of leasehold owners in dispute over their service charge liability?

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Hereford regulated by the SRA

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

  • Coulson Read Lewis Solicitors, St. Peters Chambers, 14a St. Peters Street, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR1 2LE
  • Humfrys & Symonds Ltd, 1 St. John Street, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR1 2ND
  • Gabbs Solicitors Limited, 14 Broad Street, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR4 9AP
  • Marches Law, 2 Offa Street, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR1 2LJ
  • T.a. Matthews Solicitors Limited, Broadway House, 32-35 Broad Street, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR4 9AR

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Hereford

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Hereford practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Service charge disputes

  • Humfrys & Symonds Ltd, 1 St. John Street, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR1 2ND
  • Gabbs Solicitors Limited, 14 Broad Street, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR4 9AP
  • T.a. Matthews Solicitors Limited, Broadway House, 32-35 Broad Street, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR4 9AR
  • Gardner Dallimore, Second Floor, 7 Eign Gate, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR4 0AB
  • Lambe Corner, 36 Bridge Street, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR4 9DJ

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Hereford regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Hereford specialising in commercial conveyancing in Hereford. This may include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • Coulson Read Lewis Solicitors, St. Peters Chambers, 14a St. Peters Street, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR1 2LE
  • Humfrys & Symonds Ltd, 1 St. John Street, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR1 2ND
  • Gabbs Solicitors Limited, 14 Broad Street, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR4 9AP
  • Marches Law, 2 Offa Street, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR1 2LJ
  • T.a. Matthews Solicitors Limited, Broadway House, 32-35 Broad Street, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR4 9AR

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