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Top reasons to let us assist you select a high street conveyancing solicitor in Stanstead Abbotts

  • 1 Stanstead Abbotts conveyancers will be familiar with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and estate agents
  • 2 Our site is the first site that enables you the ability to ensure that your conveyancing in Stanstead Abbotts will be carried out by a conveyancer on your mortgage lender’s approved panel.
  • 3 The Stanstead Abbotts conveyancing firms that are listed are committed to supplying value for money, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to home buyers, sellers and remortgagors in Stanstead Abbotts
  • 4 Solicitors accustomed to conveyancing in Stanstead Abbotts have a grasp oflocal issues specific to Stanstead Abbotts and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and faster conveyancing.
  • 5 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these companies are often located hundreds of kilometers away with limited understanding of the factors that affect property transactions in Stanstead Abbotts

Examples of recent conveyancing in Stanstead Abbotts since March 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Stanstead Abbotts

My Conveyancer in Stanstead Abbotts is not on the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society Solicitor Panel. Can I still use my prefered solicitor even though they are excluded from the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society approved list?

Your options are as follows:

  1. Carry on with your existing Stanstead Abbotts solicitors but Norwich and Peterborough Building Society will need to use a solicitor on their list of acceptable firms. This will inevitably rack up the total conveyancing fees as well as cause frustration.
  2. Choose an alternative lawyer to act in the conveyancing, not forgetting to check they are on the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society panel

is it true that all Stanstead Abbotts solicitor firms on the RBS conveyancing panel are governed by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority?

As solicitors, in order to be on the RBS conveyancing panel they would need to be overseen by the SRA. Some mortgage companies do list licenced conveyancers on their panel and in that case the practice would be regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.

We previously selected conveyancers based in Stanstead Abbotts on the Kent Reliance solicitor panel. They have just billed me a separate charge for dealing with the Kent Reliance mortgage. Is this an additional conveyancing fee set by Kent Reliance?

As unfair as it may appear, as long as it’s in their Terms of Engagement or estimate then yes your conveyancing practitioner is entitled to charge a fee for this. This fee is not set by Kent Reliance but by your Stanstead Abbotts solicitor. Some firms on the Kent Reliance panel will charge an ‘acting for lender’ fee and others do not.

How can we tell if a Stanstead Abbotts conveyancing solicitor on the UBS panel is any good?

When it comes to conveyancing in Stanstead Abbotts getting recommendations is a good start. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one which is cheap as chips. We would always suggest that you speak with the solicitor handling your conveyancing.

How does conveyancing in Stanstead Abbotts differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build premises in Stanstead Abbotts approach us having been asked by the seller to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is built. This is because developers in Stanstead Abbotts typically buy 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 property lawyers 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 accustomed to new build conveyancing in Stanstead Abbotts or who has acted in the same development.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I put an offer in last month in what was supposed to be a quick, no chain conveyancing. Stanstead Abbotts is where the house is located. Is there any guidance you can give?

Flying freeholds in Stanstead Abbotts are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Stanstead Abbotts you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds diligently. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Stanstead Abbotts may ascertain that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold residence.

What does commercial conveyancing in Stanstead Abbotts cover?

Stanstead Abbotts conveyancing for business premises covers a wide range of services, given by qualified solicitors, relating to business premises. By way of example, this type of conveyancing can cover the sale or purchase of freehold business premises or, more commonly, the assignment of existing leases or the drafting of new leasing arrangements. Commercial conveyancing solicitors can also offer advice on the sale of business assets, commercial mortgages and the termination of leases.

What are your top tips when it comes to appointing a Stanstead Abbotts conveyancing firm to carry out our lease extension conveyancing?

If you are instructing a conveyancer for lease extension works (regardless if they are a Stanstead Abbotts conveyancing practice) it is most important that they be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of work. We recommend that you make enquires with two or three firms including non Stanstead Abbotts conveyancing practices before you instructing a firm. Where the conveyancing practice is ALEP accredited then so much the better. The following questions might be helpful:

    How many lease extensions have they conducted in Stanstead Abbotts in the last 12 months? What are the legal fees for lease extension work?

Stanstead Abbotts Leasehold Conveyancing - Examples of Queries Prior to Purchasing

    Its a good idea to discover as much as possible about the managing agents as they will affect your use and enjoyment of the property. Being a leasehold owner you are frequently at the mercy of the managing agents both financially and when it comes to daily issues like the upkeep of the communal areas. Ask other people whether they are happy with them. Finally, be sure you discover the dates that you are obliged pay the maintenance charge to the managing agents and specifically what it includes. Is the freehold owned jointly by the leaseholders? What restrictions are there in the Stanstead Abbotts Lease?

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Stanstead Abbotts

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Stanstead Abbotts with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on service charge disputes and the right to manage

  • Williams Hortor Law And Mediation, 9b Roydon Road, Stanstead Abbotts, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 8HQ
  • Duffield Harrison Llp, Rathmore House, 56 High Street, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, EN11 8EX
  • Winters & Co, 3 Baldock Street, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 9DH
  • Pdc Legal Limited, 2 Centrus, Mead Lane, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG13 7GX
  • Foulds Solicitors Limited, 1 Gentlemens Field, Westmill Road, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 0EF

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Stanstead Abbotts regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Stanstead Abbotts specialising in commercial conveyancing in Stanstead Abbotts. This may include advice on buying and selling small and large scale commercial property and agricultural land
  • Braddon & Snow Limited, Montagu House, 68 High Street, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, EN11 8HA
  • Duffield Harrison Llp, Rathmore House, 56 High Street, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, EN11 8EX
  • Winters & Co, 3 Baldock Street, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 9DH
  • Pdc Legal Limited, 2 Centrus, Mead Lane, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG13 7GX
  • Breeze & Wyles Solicitors Limited, 2nd Floor, Stag House, Old London Road, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG13 7LA

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Stanstead Abbotts regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Stanstead Abbotts but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • P J Conveyancing Services, 1st Floor Offices Bayfords, CM17 0AW
  • Movingahead, Mitre Chambers, CM21 9JS

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