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Selecting the right solicitor is the most important decision when it comes to your Hertford house move

Reasons to use our Hertford conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Lawyer conveyancing firms have very good personal connections with Hertford selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 2 Our site is the only site that enables you the facility to ensure that your property ownership legalities in Hertford will be conducted by a conveyancer on your bank approved panel.
  • 3 Excellent communication and pure property experience are key benefits that you should seek when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Hertford home moves can be made a lot more protracted as a result of lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers listed ensure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments instantly.
  • 4 Hertford solicitors will have connections at the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and property agents
  • 5 Hertford conveyancers have a crucial advantage when it comes to Hertford conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can affect your sale or purchase

Examples of recent conveyancing in Hertford since August 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Hertford

I require conveyancing for an apartment in a relatively new development (6 years built) in Hertford. 95% of the flats are already occupied. Is it strictly necessary to order local searches for my conveyancing in Hertford?

You would be taking a significant risk in not carrying out Hertford conveyancing searches. Without searches you have no clarity over flooding, environmental etc which may mean you walk away due to potential problems down the line. If you are buying without a mortgage there is no legal necessity to have them, but we would absolutely advise in no uncertain terms that you have them. Where timings and price are primary issues you should discuss with your lawyer about the options such as lack of search insurance available to you

I happen to be the single recipient of my late father’s estate and I have everything in my name alone, including the house in Hertford. The Hertford property was put into my name in October. I want to move. I understand that there is a CML six month 'rule', which means that my property ownership could be regarded the same way as though I had purchased the property in October. Do I have to wait 6 months to sell?

The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ handbook instructs conveyancers to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." By the strict wording you might be caught by that. How practical a view lenders take of it, depend on the bank as this requirement primarily exists to pick up on subsales or the flipping of property.

is it true that all Hertford solicitor firms on the Nationwide conveyancing panel are governed by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority?

As a firm of solicitors, in order to be on the Nationwide conveyancing panel they would need to be overseen by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority. The majority of banks do allow licenced conveyancers on their panel in which case such practice would be governed by the CLC.

We had chosen conveyancing lawyers with offices in Hertford on the UBS solicitor approved list. They have just invoiced me an additional amount for the legal aspects of the UBS mortgage. Is this a supplemental conveyancing fee set by UBS?

As unfair as it may appear, as long as it’s in their Terms of Engagement or estimate then yes your solicitor can charge a fee for this. The charge is not dictated by UBS but by your Hertford conveyancer. Numerous firms on the UBS panel will charge an ‘acting for lender’ fee but many firms incorporate it on their overall fee.

I have justfound out that Arc property Solicitors have been shut down. They conducted my conveyancing in Hertford for a purchase of a leasehold apartment 12 months ago. How can I establish that my home is registered correctly in the name of the previous owner?

The quickest way to check if the premises is in your name, you can make a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Hertford conveyancing specialists.

I am looking for a ground for flat up to £305k and found one near me in Hertford I like with open areas and station in the vicinity, the downside is that it only has 49 remaining years left on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Hertford suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error acquiring a short lease?

If you require a home loan the remaining unexpired lease term may be an issue. Discount the price by the anticipated lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing owner has owned the property for at least twenty four months you can request that they commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease term and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor concerning this.

What makes your site different to alternative web based conveyancing brokers for conveyancing in Hertford?

At this site secure an accurate costs illustration from a Solicitor or Licensed Conveyancer that appreciates the nuances of your conveyancing in Hertford. As opposed to estate agents and brokerage sites we do not have referral arrangements with solicitors. Some agents and online brokers 'recommend' the firm that pays the highest per referral, not the best value conveyancing in Hertford

My husband and I are first time buyers - agreed a price, but the agent advised that the vendor will only issue a contract if we instruct their preferred lawyers as they need an ‘expedited deal’. Our preferred option is to instruct a family solicitor accustomed to conveyancing in Hertford

It is unlikely the sellers are driving this. Should the owner desire ‘a quick sale', taking such a hostile approach to a serious buyer is counter productive. Bypass the agents and go straight to the owners and make sure they understand (a)you are motivated buyers (b)you are excited to move forward, with mortgage lined up © you have nothing to sell (d) you wish to move quickly (e)but you will continue to use your own,trusted Hertford conveyancing firm - as opposed tothe ones that will earn their negotiator at the agency a commission or achieve conveyancing targets pre-set by senior management.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Hertford regulated by the SRA

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

  • Mclellans, Old Cross House, Old Cross, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 1RB
  • Attwaters Jameson Hill, 72-74 Fore Street, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 1BY
  • Breeze & Wyles Solicitors Limited, 2nd Floor, Stag House, Old London Road, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG13 7LA
  • Judkins, The Rotunda, 1 Old London Road, Hertford, Herts Sg13 7la, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG13 7LA
  • Betteridges Solicitors Limited, 25a London Road, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG13 7LG

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Hertford

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

  • Attwaters Jameson Hill, 72-74 Fore Street, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 1BY
  • Breeze & Wyles Solicitors Limited, 2nd Floor, Stag House, Old London Road, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG13 7LA
  • Pdc Legal Limited, 2 Centrus, Mead Lane, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG13 7GX
  • Foulds Solicitors Limited, 1 Gentlemens Field, Westmill Road, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 0EF
  • Winters & Co, 3 Baldock Street, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 9DH

Planning law solicitors in Hertford regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The solicitors listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Hertford with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including compulsory purchases in Hertford
  • Mclellans, Old Cross House, Old Cross, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 1RB
  • Attwaters Jameson Hill, 72-74 Fore Street, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 1BY
  • Duffield Harrison Llp, Rathmore House, 56 High Street, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, EN11 8EX

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

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