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Conveyancing in Hoddesdon : Keep it Local

Reasons to use our Hoddesdon conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Hoddesdon conveyancers work in conjunction with Hoddesdon estate agents, property finders, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to make sure that a quality service is provided to buyers and sellers every step of the way, to ensure you’re kept up to date with progress all the way along
  • 2 Notwithstanding what other companies tell you it may be important to pop into your conveyancer to execute documents. Too many 3rd parties are already engaged in a homemove without needing to add Royal Mail into the equation.
  • 3 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these firms are often based hundreds of miles away with limited understanding of the factors that impact property transactions in Hoddesdon
  • 4 Hoddesdon solicitor are the key to a successful Hoddesdon conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your move
  • 5 Hoddesdon conveyancers are likely to have connections at the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and estate agents

Examples of recent conveyancing in Hoddesdon since July 2021*

Sale

of semi residence, West Close, EN11 9DA completing on 23/07/2021 at a price of £535,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending title deeds and signed transfer to buyer’s conveyancer

Sale

of terraced property, Pulham Avenue, EN10 7TA completing on 16/08/2021 at a price of £840,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, preparing statement detailing charges

Disposal

of terraced property, Roydon Road, SG12 8HA completing on 28/07/2021 at a price of £258,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client

Sale

of terraced property, High Street, CM19 5EE completing on 27/07/2021 at a price of £387,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, obtaining official copies of the title

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Hoddesdon

My wife and I are about to complete on the purchase of a property in Hoddesdon but as a consequence of damage from the recent storms I have was able negotiate reparation from the owner in the sum of three thousand pounds taking the form of a reduction in the price. This was going to be dealt with as part of a side agreement yet Yorkshire BS will not agree to this. Should they have been involved?

Any property lawyer that is on a Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel is required to advise Yorkshire BS of any amendments to the purchase price. If you were to refuse your conveyancer to report the price change to Yorkshire BS then they would have to discontinue acting for you. In addition, Yorkshire BS and you would have to appoint a new conveyancer for your conveyancing in Hoddesdon.

Have just purchased a probate house at auction in Hoddesdon. Conveyancing is required. What are my next steps?

Given that you are now exchanged you will need to find a conveyancing practitioner quickly as you will have a tight a fixed date to complete the conveyancing. All auction property will ordinarily have a corresponding auction pack. This should include the copy title deeds, local authority and drainage searches. If you have purchased leasehold premises the auction papers may provide a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and other conveyancing documentation pertinent to leasehold premises. You should hand this to the solicitor instructed by you at the earliest opportunity. Do make sure that your finances are in order to complete on the date specified in the contract.

I am buying a property in Hoddesdon. An unusual aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Nottingham have issued a mortgage offer so presumably this is not a concern to them. Why is my solicitor raising questions about the panel?

Given that you are obtaining a mortgage with Nottingham your lawyer must follow the conveyancing instructions outlined in Part two of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Nottingham. The CML Handbook includes minimum provisions for solar panel roof-space leases, and conveyancing practitioners are required to report to Nottingham where a lease does not comply with these specifications. The specifications relate to the installation of panels on properties countrywide and is not limited to Hoddesdon.

I recently had an offer agreed on an apartment in Hoddesdon. My financial adviser pressured me to appoint their property lawyer. I paid an on account payment of £225. Not long after, the lawyer called me sheepishly admitting that they were not on the Leeds Building Society 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 Leeds Building Society 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.

I have justfound out that Arc property Solicitors have closed. They carried out my conveyancing in Hoddesdon for a purchase of a leasehold apartment 9 months ago. How can I establish that my home is in my name in the name of the previous owner?

The easiest way to see if the premises is in your name, you can carry out 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 Hoddesdon conveyancing specialists.

How does conveyancing in Hoddesdon differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Hoddesdon approach us having been asked by the housebuilder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is constructed. This is because new home sellers in Hoddesdon tend to acquire the real estate, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Hoddesdon or who has acted in the same development.

Planning to exchange soon on a leasehold property in Hoddesdon. Conveyancing lawyers assured me that they report fully tomorrow. What should I be looking out for?

The report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Hoddesdon should include some of the following:

    Responsibility for repairing the window frames The total extent of the premises. This will be the property itself but may include a roof area or basement if applicable. The landlord’s rights to access the property. You should be made aware that your landlord has rights of access as well as be informed how much notice must be provided. Whether your lease has a provision for a slush fund for major works? Specifying your rights in relation to common areas in the building.E.G., does the lease grant a right of way over a path or staircase?
For details of the information to be contained in your report on your leasehold property in Hoddesdon please enquire of your conveyancer in advance of your conveyancing in Hoddesdon.

Leasehold Conveyancing in Hoddesdon - A selection of Questions you should ask before buying

    The prefered form of lease arrangement is a share of the freehold. In this situation the tenants have control and even though a managing agent is usually employed where it is larger than a house conversion, the managing agent employed by the leaseholders. The answer will be useful as a) areas could cause problems for the block as the common areas may start to deteriorate where maintenance are not paid for b) if the leasehold owners have an issue with the running of the building you will wish to know about it Be sure to find out if there is anything that is prohibited in the lease. By way of example it is very common in Hoddesdon leases that pets are not permitted in in a block in Hoddesdon. If you like the propertyin Hoddesdon however your cat can’t live with you then you will be faced difficult choice.

My brother-in-law has suggested I instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Hoddesdon. I I would like to check if they are on the bank's approved list of lawyers. Can you help?

You should contact the conveyancer to check if they are on the bank's approved list. Alternatively please call us and we can investigate and revert. If they are not on the lender panel we we can help find a quality conveyancing solicitor in Hoddesdon on the panel for your mortgage company.

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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 could include advice on Court proceedings for possession

  • 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

Planning law solicitors in Hoddesdon regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The solicitors listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Hoddesdon practicing in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including development on contaminated land
  • 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

Transfer of Equity conveyancing in Hoddesdon ordinarily consists of the following:

  • Taking instructions from parties involved
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Acting on behalf of the mortgage company (where relevant)
  • Negotiating the terms of the transaction
  • Preparing the Transfer or approving the Transfer deed
  • Agreeing amendments to the the Transfer deed
  • Corresponding with parties concerning the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and releasing monies to relevant parties
  • Preparing and submitting to HMRC the appropriate stamp duty forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration procedures for the transfer of ownership and the home loan (if appropriate) at the HM Land Registry.

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

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