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Reasons to use our Welwyn Garden City conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Personal touch together with pure property local knowledge are key benefits that you should look for when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Welwyn Garden City property deals can be made significantly more complicated as a result of lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers listed ensure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments instantly.
  • 2 Welwyn Garden City solicitors will have connections at the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and selling agents
  • 3 The practices listed on our web pages have a mix of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters each year.
  • 4 Welwyn Garden City solicitor are the linchpin to a successful Welwyn Garden City conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your conveyancing
  • 5 The Welwyn Garden City conveyancing firms that we work with are committed to supplying the most cost, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to home buyers, sellers and investors in Welwyn Garden City

Examples of recent conveyancing in Welwyn Garden City since March 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Welwyn Garden City

Why do I have to pay up front for my conveyancing in Welwyn Garden City?

Where you are retaining lawyers for conveyancing in Welwyn Garden City your lawyer will ask you place them with monies to cover the search fees. Ordinarily this is called for to cover the fees of the conveyancing searches. If any deposit is as part of the total price then this should be required immediately prior to contracts are exchanged. The final balance that is due should be transferred a couple of days prior to the day of completion.

I have paid off my mortgage with Leeds Building Society. I assume I don't need a Welwyn Garden City lawyer on the Leeds Building Society panel to discharge the mortgage at the Land Registry. Please confirm.

If you have finished paying off your Leeds Building Society mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Leeds Building Society mortgage from the register. Leeds Building Society, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:

  1. but are not moving to another property
  2. where Leeds Building Society has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
  3. Leeds Building Society has instructed the Land Registry to do so
The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Leeds Building Society mortgage has been paid off.

Intending to buy a maisonette in Welwyn Garden City. I have received an online quote from a licenced conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Lender if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.

They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that the Welwyn Garden City conveyancing practitioner is on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel.

Nationwide have agreed my mortgage in principle, my offer on a flat in Welwyn Garden City has been agreed to, now what?

The estate agent will wish to be informed of your conveyancing practitioner's details (make sure the conveyancers are on the bank’s approved list). Contact Nationwide or the financial adviser and complete any relevant documentation. Nationwide will sellect a valuer who will get in touch with the estate agent or vendor to schedule an appointment. Once carried out (assuming no problems) it takes approximately a week for the mortgage offer to be issued. Nationwide will send the offer to you and your lawyers. The legal work will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing in Welwyn Garden City.

Various internet forums that I have frequented warn that are a common cause of stalling in Welwyn Garden City house deals. Is there any truth in this?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) released determinations of research by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not feature amongst the most frequent causes of delays during the legal transfer of property. Searches are unlikely to be the root cause of delay in conveyancing in Welwyn Garden City.

My wife and I purchased a terraced Victorian house in Welwyn Garden City. Conveyancing practitioner represented me and Birmingham Midshires. I did a free Land Registry search last week and I saw a couple of entries: one for freehold, another for leasehold under the exact same property. I'd like to know for sure, how can I find out??

You need to assess the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Welwyn Garden City and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they sell they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with mortgage companies. You can also question the situation with the conveyancing solicitor who conducted the conveyancing.

Am I best advised to go with a Welwyn Garden City conveyancing solicitor based in the location that I am buying? We have a good friend who can handle the legal formalities however his firm is located a couple of hundredmiles away.

The benefit of a high street Welwyn Garden City conveyancing firm is that you can visit the firm to sign paperwork, deliver your identification documents and apply pressure on them where appropriate. They will also have local insight which is a plus. However it's more important to get someone that will do a good and efficient job. If other friends have instructed your friend and in the main were impressed that must outweigh using an unfamiliar Welwyn Garden City conveyancing solicitor solely due to them being Welwyn Garden City based.

Having had my offer accepted I require leasehold conveyancing in Welwyn Garden City. Before I get started I want to be sure as to the number of years remaining on the lease.

If the lease is recorded at the land registry - and 99.9% are in Welwyn Garden City - then the leasehold title will always include the short particulars of the lease, namely the date; the term; and the original parties. From a conveyancing perspective such details then enable any prospective buyer and lender to confirm that any lease they are looking at is the one relevant to that title. For any other purpose, such as confirming how long the term was granted for and calculating what is left, then the register should be sufficient on it's own.

I inherited a leasehold flat in Welwyn Garden City, conveyancing formalities finalised 7 years ago. Can you shed any light on how much the price could be for a 90 year extension to my lease? Similar properties in Welwyn Garden City with an extended lease are worth £201,000. The ground rent is £45 levied per year. The lease finishes on 21st October 2089

You have 65 years unexpired we estimate the premium for your lease extension to be between £13,300 and £15,400 plus professional fees.

The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to advice on a more accurate figure without more detailed due diligence. Do not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt other concerns that need to be taken into account and you obviously want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not take any other action based on this information before getting professional advice.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Welwyn Garden City regulated by the SRA

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

  • Ewart Price, 1st Floor, 16-18 Church Road, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL8 6PS
  • Crane & Staples, Longcroft House, Fretherne Road, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL8 6TU
  • Salisbury Law, James Taylor House, St. Albans Road East, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 0HE
  • Edmondsons, 181 The Ridgeway, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4 9XE
  • Mclellans, Old Cross House, Old Cross, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 1RB

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Welwyn Garden City

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Welwyn Garden City specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Court proceedings for possession

  • Ewart Price, 1st Floor, 16-18 Church Road, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL8 6PS
  • Crane & Staples, Longcroft House, Fretherne Road, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL8 6TU
  • Salisbury Law, James Taylor House, St. Albans Road East, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 0HE
  • Radius Law Limited, 5 The Old Dairy Mews, Castle Road, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 5FJ
  • Attwaters Jameson Hill, 72-74 Fore Street, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 1BY

Planning law solicitors in Welwyn Garden City regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The solicitors listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Welwyn Garden City specialising in planning law. This may include advice on special planning controls
  • Mclellans, Old Cross House, Old Cross, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 1RB
  • Attwaters Jameson Hill, 72-74 Fore Street, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 1BY
  • Perrins Solicitors Llp, 10 Waterside, Station Road, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 4US
  • Alban Perrin Limited, 10 Waterside, Station Road, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 4US

Neighboring Locations

Knebworth
Hertfordshire
Wheathampstead
Welwyn Garden City
Hatfield

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