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5 reasons to use our service to help you choose a local conveyancing solicitor in Hoddesdon

  • 1 The accumulation of transactions means that Hoddesdon conveyancer have developed excellent connections with Hoddesdon local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of dealing with your home move in Hoddesdon.
  • 2 Firms that specialise in conveyancing in Hoddesdon are familiar with the local issues peculiar to Hoddesdon and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and expeditious conveyancing.
  • 3 Hoddesdon conveyancers have a crucial advantage when it comes to Hoddesdon conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that will affect your sale or purchase
  • 4 You can rest easier when choose the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Hoddesdon has a number to choose from, but for a truly dependable and dependable service many local people have been use the recommendation of this site.
  • 5 No matter what any other sites tell you it may be important to pop into your conveyancer to execute legal papers. There are enough parties involved in a house sale without having to include the postman into the equation.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Hoddesdon since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Hoddesdon

When can the exchange of contracts take place for sale conveyancing in Hoddesdon and am I required to attend the lawyers branch?

Where you are local to one of the conveyancing solicitors in Hoddesdon you are welcome to attend to sign contracts. However, the lender approved solicitors we recommend offer countrywide coverage for conveyancing and give as equally detailed and professional a job for you when dealing with you electronically. The executing of the contract is not the critical part. Signing on the dotted line simply enables the firm to officially exchange when the time is right, which is ordinarily shortly after signing. The procedure is is usually a five minute process, although where an extended "chain" is in the mix, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Hoddesdon)to be in the office available at the end of the phone to exchange contracts.

I can see plenty of here about conveyancing in Hoddesdon but can you isolate your top tip for choosing the right conveyancer in Hoddesdon

It would be unwise to be seduced by the cheapest Hoddesdon conveyancing costs illustration. 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 go into the conveyancing with your eyes wide open.

I am the sole recipient of my late father’s estate with all property in now in my sole name, including the house in Hoddesdon. Conveyancing formalities meant that the Land Registry date was in April. I want to move. I understand that there is a Mortgage Lenders six month 'rule', meaning my property ownership will be regarded the same way as though I had purchased the property in April. Do I have to wait half a year 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." Technically you may be affected by that. How sensible a view banks take of it, depend on the mortgage company as this provision chiefly exists to pick up on subsales or the wholesaling and assigning of property.

We previously selected conveyancing lawyers located in Hoddesdon on the RBS solicitor approved list. They have just invoiced me an additional sum for the legal aspects of the RBS mortgage. Is this a supplemental conveyancing fee set by RBS?

Provided it is contained in their Terms and Conditions or estimate then yes your conveyancing practitioner is entitled to charge a fee for this. The charge is not set by RBS but by your Hoddesdon property lawyer. Some firms on the RBS panel will levy ’dealing with mortgage’ fee and others do not.

The deeds to my home can not be found. The conveyancers who dealt with the conveyancing in Hoddesdon 5 years ago no longer exist. What do I do?

You no longer need to have the physical original deeds to evidence that you are the registered proprietor of land or premises, as the Land Registry hold details of all registered land or property electronically.

I decided to have a survey carried out on a property in Hoddesdon prior to retaining conveyancers. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold element to the house. The surveyor advised that some lenders tend refuse to grant a loan on this type of property.

It depends who your proposed lender is. HSBC has different instructions for example to Halifax. If you e-mail us we can check with the relevant bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Hoddesdon. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Hoddesdon to see if the conveyancing costs will increase in light of this.

Should I appoint a Hoddesdon conveyancing lawyer based in the area that I am buying? We have a good friend who can perform the conveyancing however her office is 300miles away.

The primary upside of using a local Hoddesdon conveyancing firm is that you can pop in to sign paperwork, hand in your ID and pester them where appropriate. Having local Hoddesdon know how is a benefit. That being said it's more important to get someone that will pull out all the stops for you. If you know people who used your friend and in the main were content that must trump using an unknown Hoddesdon conveyancing lawyer solely due to them being round the corner.

Our conveyancer has advised that he intends to complete and exchange simultaneously on the disposal of our £450,000 garden flat in Hoddesdon next Wednesday. The management company has quoted £348 for Certificate of Compliance, building insurance schedule and 3 years service charge statements. Is the landlord entitled to charge an administration fee for a flat conveyance in Hoddesdon?

Hoddesdon conveyancing on leasehold flats more often than not requires the buyer’s lawyer sending enquiries for the landlord to answer. Although the landlord is under no legal obligation to address such questions the majority will be content to assist. They may charge a reasonable administration fee for responding to questions or supplying documentation. There is no set fee. The average costs for the information that you are referring to is £350, in some situations it is in excess of £800. The administration charge demanded by the landlord must be accompanied by a synopsis of rights and obligations in relation to administration fees, without which the invoice is technically not due. Reality however dictates that one has little option but to pay whatever is requested of you should you wish to sell the property.

Hoddesdon Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - A selection of Questions you should consider before buying

    The best form of lease arrangement is a share of the freehold. In this situation the tenants benefit from control and notwithstanding that a managing agent is usually retained where the building is bigger than a house conversion, the managing agent is directed by the tenants. This question is useful as a) areas could result in problems in the block as the communal areas may begin to deteriorate where repairs remain unpaid b) if the leasehold owners have a dispute with the running of the building you will wish to have all the details Does the lease contain onerous restrictions?

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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
  • Judkins, The Rotunda, 1 Old London Road, Hertford, Herts Sg13 7la, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG13 7LA
  • Breeze & Wyles Solicitors Limited, 2nd Floor, Stag House, Old London Road, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG13 7LA

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Hoddesdon

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Hoddesdon with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Claims for damages for illegal

  • Duffield Harrison Llp, Rathmore House, 56 High Street, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, EN11 8EX
  • Williams Hortor Law And Mediation, 9b Roydon Road, Stanstead Abbotts, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 8HQ
  • 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

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Hoddesdon regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Hoddesdon with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Hoddesdon. This could include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • 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

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