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Conveyancing in Hoddesdon : Keep it Local

Reasons to use our Hoddesdon conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these firms are often based many kilometers away with limited appreciation of the factors that affect property transactions in Hoddesdon
  • 2 Excellent communication together with pure property experience are key benefits that you should value when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Hoddesdon home moves can become a lot more protracted as a result of poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers we work with strive to make sure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments quickly.
  • 3 Hoddesdon property lawyers have a significant edge when it comes to Hoddesdon conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that will affect your home move
  • 4 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Hoddesdon is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) often falls short of the high standards of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 5 Hoddesdon lawyers work in partnership with Hoddesdon estate agents, house builders, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to make sure that a quality service is offered to buyers and sellers every step of the way, offering all the legal expertise and help you require

Examples of recent conveyancing in Hoddesdon since February 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Hoddesdon

When does exchange of contracts happen for purchase conveyancing in Hoddesdon and am I required to attend the lawyers branch?

Where you are near to one of the conveyancing solicitors in Hoddesdon you are invited in to sign contracts. That being said, the firms we work with offer a countrywide conveyancing service and provide just as detailed and professional a job for you when dealing with you electronically. The executing of the property agreement is not the important part. A signed contract is necessary for the firm to exchange contracts at the suitable time, which will usually be very shortly after signing. The exchange process is is usually a five minute process, although where an extended "chain" is in play, 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.

We hope to to buy with Loughborough BS. I popped in 3 or 4 high street companies but cant to find a Hoddesdon conveyancing firm on the Loughborough BS panel. Could you assist?

Feel free to take advantage of the search tool on this site. Please choose the building society and type Hoddesdon or your preferred area and you will discover numerous solicitors offices in Hoddesdon or near you.

Just had an offer accepted on a new build flat in Hoddesdon. Conveyancing is necessary evil 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 conveyancing.

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

    Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. Please provide evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. 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. 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.

I decided to have a survey carried out on a house in Hoddesdon in advance of instructing conveyancers. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. Our surveyor advised that some mortgage companies will not grant a loan on this type of house.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Bank of Scotland has different instructions for example to Halifax. Should you wish to telephone us we can investigate further with the relevant bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used 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 will be more expensive.

In what way does the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 impact my business premises in Hoddesdon and how can your lawyers assist?

The 1954 Act gives a safeguard to business lessees, giving them the dueness to apply to court for a renewal lease and continue in occupation at the end of the lease term. There are certain specified grounds that a landlord can refrain from granting a lease renewal and the rules are complicated. Fees are different for commercial conveyancing. Hoddesdon is one of our numerous areas of the UK in which the firms we work with are located

I today plan to offer on a house that appears to tick a lot of boxes, at a great figure which is making it more attractive. I have subsequently found out that the title is leasehold as opposed to freehold. I am assuming that there are particular concerns purchasing a leasehold house in Hoddesdon. Conveyancing lawyers have not yet been instructed. Will they explain the issues?

The majority of houses in Hoddesdon are freehold rather than leasehold. This is one of the situations where having a local solicitor used to dealing with such properties who can help the conveyancing process. It is clear that you are purchasing in Hoddesdon in which case you should be looking for a Hoddesdon conveyancing practitioner and check that they have experience in dealing with leasehold houses. As a matter of priority you will need to check the number of years remaining. Being a tenant you will not be entirely free to do whatever you want to the property. The lease will likely included provisions for example requiring the freeholder’sconsent to conduct changes to the property. It may be necessary to pay a service charge towards the maintenance of the estate where the house is part of an estate. Your conveyancer should report to you on the legal implications.

I own a ground floor flat in Hoddesdon, conveyancing having been completed in 2007. Can you let me have an estimate of the premium that my landlord can legally expect in return for granting a renewal of my lease? Similar properties in Hoddesdon with a long lease are worth £180,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £65 invoiced every year. The lease ends on 21st October 2080

You have 58 years unexpired the likely cost is going to range between £22,800 and £26,400 plus costs.

The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs without more detailed due diligence. You should not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt additional issues that need to be considered and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not move forward based on this information before getting professional advice.

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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

Planning law solicitors in Hoddesdon regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is 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 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

Domestic in Hoddesdon is a complex business, both legally and administratively. The exact order of events varies slightly, below are some of the tasks in the process.

  • Property lawyer instructed by the owners once the offer has been accepted
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Preparing contract and associated papers
  • Sending draft papers to the property lawyer representing the purchaser
  • Negotiating contracts and responding to additional enquires from the buyer’s property lawyer
  • Agreeing the transfer document
  • Replying to requisitions raised by the buyer’s property lawyer
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then preparing for completion
  • Accepting the sale proceeds and sending funds to the owner, the estate agent and other relevant parties (if relevant)

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

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