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Logical reasons to use our service to help you select a local conveyancing solicitor in Stevenage

  • 1 The Stevenage conveyancing practitioners that are identified are dedicated to providing the most cost, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to purchasers, sellers and investors in Stevenage
  • 2 Property lawyer conveyancing solicitors have extremely good personal connections with Stevenage selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 3 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Stevenage is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) often falls short of the level of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 4 Stevenage property lawyers are likely to acquainted with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and estate agents
  • 5 Stevenage solicitor are the linchpin to a successful Stevenage home move, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your conveyancing

Examples of recent conveyancing in Stevenage since March 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Stevenage

Is the fact that my solicitor in Stevenage is not listed on my lender's solicitor panel that there is a problem with the quality of the firm’s work?

It would not be wise to jump to that conclusion. There are plenty of reasonable explanations. A recent report by the solicitors regulator revealed 76% of law firms surveyed had been removed from at least one lender panel. The most common reasons for removal are: (1) lack of transactions (2) the solicitor is a sole practitioner (3) as part of the HSBC panel reduction (4) regulatory contact by SRA (5) accidental removal. Should you be concerned you should simply call the Stevenage conveyancing firm and enquire why they are no longer on the approved list for your mortgage company.

IfI were to acquire a freehold propertyin Stevenage mortgage fee and dispense with a survey and no local authority searches how much could I expect to to save on my conveyancing in Stevenage?

The sole reduction in fees you would achieve is the costs for searches. Your conveyancer still be obliged to do everything else - money laundering, liaising with your sellers conveyancer, stamp duty submission, register the ownership etc. A slight saving might be made by not needing to register a charge however it will not be a lot.

I'm purchasing my first flat in Stevenage with a loan from Aldermore. The developers would not reduce the price so I negotiated five thousand pounds worth of extras instead. The property agent suggested that I not to tell my solicitor about this side-deal as it would put at risk my loan with the bank. Is this normal?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

I am looking for a ground for flat up to £195,000 and found one round the corner in Stevenage I like with open areas and station nearby, the downside is that it only has 49 years on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Stevenage suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake acquiring a short lease?

Should you require a home loan that many years will likely be a potential deal breaker. Reduce the offer by the expected lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing owner has owned the premises for a minimum of 2 years you can ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease term and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor concerning this matter.

I was recommended by a number of estate agents in Stevenage to locate a property lawyer on your site. What’s the financial inducement for Estate Agents to offer your lawyers over and above another?

We refuse to give any referral fee for directing people our way. We thought it would be too underhand to pay a commission because a client could think, ‘Why is the agent getting a kickback? Why am I not getting any benefit too?’ We would prefer to grow our business on genuine recommendations.

I am attracted to a two maisonettes in Stevenage which have in the region of fifty years unexpired on the lease term. Will this present a problem?

A lease is a right to use the property for a prescribed time frame. As the lease shortens the saleability of the lease deteriorates and it becomes more costly to extend the lease. This is why it is often a good idea to extend the lease term. It is often difficult to sell a property with a short lease as mortgage companies may be unwilling to lend money on properties of this type. Lease extension can be a protracted process. We advise that you get professional help from a solicitor and surveyor with experience in this arena.

Stevenage Leasehold Conveyancing - A selection of Questions you should ask Prior to Purchasing

    It would be sensible to enquire if the the lease contains any unreasonable restrictions in the lease. By way of example plenty of leases prohibit pets being allowed in in a block in Stevenage. If you like the propertyin Stevenage however your cat is not allowed to move with you then you will be presented with a difficult decision. This question is helpful as a) areas could result in problems in the block as the communal areas may start to deteriorate if repairs remain unpaid b) if the leasehold owners have a dispute with the running of the building you will want to have all the details Does the lease include onerous restrictions?

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Stevenage regulated by the SRA

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

  • Brignalls Balderston Warren, Forum Chambers, The Forum, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 1EL
  • David Barney & Co, 31a Queensway, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 1DA
  • Heckford Norton, Tudor House, 2 Letchmore Road, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 3HU
  • Ian Milne T/a Ian Milne & Co, 61 High Street, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 3AQ
  • Hamilton Davies, 28 High Street, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 3HF

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Stevenage regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Stevenage but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • New Horizons Property & Probate Lawyers Limited, Wye Lodge, SG1 3EA
  • New Horizons Property & Probate Lawyers Limited, 50 Station Road, SG6 3BE

Planning law solicitors in Stevenage regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Stevenage practicing in planning law. This may include advice on compulsory purchases in Stevenage
  • Hamilton Davies, 28 High Street, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 3HF
  • Foreman Laws Llp, 25 Bancroft, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 1JW

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

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