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Logical reasons to use our service to assist you select a local conveyancing solicitor in Hoddesdon

  • 1 Hoddesdon lawyer are the key to a successful Hoddesdon home move, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your transaction
  • 2 There is a better than average chance that the other side’s conveyancers are based in Hoddesdon - if so sets of conveyancers will be familiar
  • 3 Hoddesdon solicitors have a crucial edge when it comes to Hoddesdon conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can impact your conveyancing
  • 4 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these organisations are often based many kilometers away with limited understanding of the factors that affect property transactions in Hoddesdon
  • 5 This site is the only site offering you the facility to check that your property ownership legalities in Hoddesdon will be carried out by a conveyancer on your bank approved panel.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Hoddesdon since January 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Hoddesdon

Can the conveyancing solicitors identified via your search tool carry out auction conveyancing in Hoddesdon?

We know of a number of auction solicitors we can put you in touch with those who can conduct auction conveyancing. Hoddesdon is just one of hundreds of areas of where our lawyers have offices.

I can see plenty of information on this site regarding conveyancing in Hoddesdon but can you isolate your top tip for appointing the right conveyancer in Hoddesdon

It would be unwise to be seduced by the cheapest Hoddesdon conveyancing quote. You really do get what you pay for when it comes to property lawyers. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you know exactly what you’ll have to pay in ahead of time.

I am helping my niece sell her flat in Hoddesdon. Will the conveyancer commission an energy performance certificate or do I organise this?

Following the demise of HIPs, energy assessments became a mandatory element of selling a house. An energy performance certificate must be to hand prior to the property being put on the market. It is not as aspect of the sale process that solicitors normally organise. If you are using a Hoddesdon conveyancing solicitor they might be able to arrange energy assessments given their relationships with long established local assessors

My offer was accepted on a house in Hoddesdon on 22/2/2021, valuation was booked 3 days after, all came back fine. Solicitor retained, so all that was missing was my mortgage offer. Having made daily calls to Clydesdale and chasing them on my offer, I have now been told that my offer will not be issued unless the lawyer is on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel. Can the lender hold off the offer?

Mortgage companies tend not to not issue an offer until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Clydesdale to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.

Will my conveyancer be raising enquiries concerning flooding as part of the conveyancing in Hoddesdon.

The risk of flooding is if increasing concern for solicitors dealing with homes in Hoddesdon. There are those who buy a house in Hoddesdon, completely aware that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, aside from the physical destruction, where a house is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, suitable building insurance, or dispose of the premises. There are steps that can be taken as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the buyer.

Conveyancers are not qualified to impart advice on flood risk, but there are a number of searches that can be carried out by the buyer or by their solicitors which will figure out the risks in Hoddesdon. The standard information sent to a purchaser’s solicitor (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) includes a standard question of the owner to find out whether the property has ever been flooded. If flooding has previously occurred and is not disclosed by the owner, then a purchaser may bring a compensation claim as a result of such an inaccurate response. A purchaser’s solicitors will also conduct an environmental search. This will disclose if there is a recorded flood risk. If so, additional investigations will need to be conducted.

The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build flat in Hoddesdon. Conveyancing is daunting at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build legal work.

Here are examples of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Hoddesdon

    Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided. Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified. Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose?

I am looking for a leasehold apartment up to £305k and found one near me in Hoddesdon I like with amenity areas and transport links in the vicinity, however it's only got 49 remaining years left on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Hoddesdon suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error acquiring a short lease?

If you require a home loan the shortness of the lease will be a potential deal breaker. Reduce the price by the amount the lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current proprietor has owned the premises for at least twenty four months you may request that they start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor about this matter.

I am an executor of my recently deceased mother’s Will, with a bungalow in Hoddesdon which will be marketed. The house is unregistered at the Land Registry and I'm told that some estate agents will insist that it is completed before they will proceed. What's the mechanism for this?

In the circumstances that you have set out it seems sensible to seek to register in the names of the personal representative(s) as named in the probate and in their capacity as PRs. HMLR’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 certified copy of the probate as well and complete the form FR1 to refer to the PRs as the applicant.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Hoddesdon regulated by the SRA

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

  • Braddon & Snow Limited, Montagu House, 68 High Street, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, EN11 8HA
  • Duffield Harrison Llp, Rathmore House, 56 High Street, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, EN11 8EX
  • Betteridges Solicitors Limited, 25a London Road, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG13 7LG
  • 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

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Hoddesdon regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Hoddesdon practicing in commercial conveyancing in Hoddesdon. This could include advice on taking a commercial lease as a tenant
  • Braddon & Snow Limited, Montagu House, 68 High Street, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, EN11 8HA
  • Duffield Harrison Llp, Rathmore House, 56 High Street, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, EN11 8EX
  • 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
  • Attwaters Jameson Hill, 72-74 Fore Street, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 1BY

Planning law solicitors in Hoddesdon regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Hoddesdon specialising in planning law. This may include advice on applications about listed buildings and conservation areas
  • Duffield Harrison Llp, Rathmore House, 56 High Street, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, EN11 8EX
  • Attwaters Jameson Hill, 72-74 Fore Street, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 1BY
  • Mclellans, Old Cross House, Old Cross, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 1RB
  • Djk Solicitors, 46 Highbridge Street, Waltham Abbey, En9 1bs, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1XE

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