Conveyancing in Hemel Hempstead

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Conveyancing Solicitors Hemel-Hempstead

We are a national conveyancing company providing the highest quality property legal services for Hertfordshire in Hertfordshire. We offer a guaranteed fixed fee legal service with no hidden fees to help you know from the outset about the ever increasing cost of moving home. (Read about our price promise) Hertfordshire has a large choice of conveyancing lawyers covering Hemel Hempstead, but we feel that none can equal us on our high levels of service.

Hemel Hempstead House Prices

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In recent years, House values in Hertfordshire have risen. In October 2013, the Land Registry reported properties bought with an average of £250, 521, a change of 3% compared to last year.

House prices are predicted to increase further throughout this year. Construction of new properties at a fifty year low is among the reasons for the uptick. Some experts are warning of a bubble. A correction may be due by 2016.

Recent property transactions

  • Leasehold Purchase - Kent Avenue, Hemel Hampstead HP3, £125, 000
  • Sale - The Coppice, Sheethanger Lane, Felden, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP3, £900, 000
  • Freehold Sale - Barnacres Road, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP3, £216, 000
  • Freehold Sale - Long Chaulden, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP1, £180, 000
  • Leasehold Apartment Sale - Perry Green, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP2, £124, 950

Hemel Hempstead Solicitors Legal Fees

Our fixed cost pledge gives you the peace of mind that the figure on your initial quote is the price you pay the solicitor if, as and when you move.

Far too many solicitors have fees in the T's and C's of their conveyancing quote. Additional conveyancing fees to be wary of may include fees for arranging indemnity insurance issues or for drafting a notice or deed of assignment.

Hemel Hempstead Local Authority

Hemel Hempstead is in Dacorum Borough Council (Conservative controlled). Council tax bands for the tax year 2013\2014 are: Band A - £968, Band B - £1, 129, Band C - £1, 290, Band D - £1, 452, Band E - £1, 774, Band F - £2, 097, Band G - £2, 419, Band H - £2, 903.

Living in Hemel Hempstead

Hemel Hempstead is situated in Hertfordshire in the East of England and is about 17 miles from the county town of Hertford. Popular local pubs include the Images, the Full House, the Exchange, the Indy Jax and the Olly's Bar. Pruden's Bakery and Nelsons Butchers are some of the useful grocery options near Hemel Hempstead. Days out include Chenies Manor House and Milton's Cottage.

How the Conveyancing Process is Completed

  1. Getting a quote - Choosing the agents recommendation can be costly, so many people find a better price online. Be sure to check terms and conditions for additional hidden fees prior to instructing.

  2. Getting a solicitor - Before a conveyancing firm is able to move forward the legal work for your move you will have to formally instruct them. To do this you MUST check their terms of business accompanying the quote for any hidden fees e.g. charges for storing your deeds , before you agree to them.

  3. Initial stages - The sellers lawyer agrees the draft contract with the buyers property lawyer, and pre-contract enquires are made. Further enquiries will also be raised once the buyers solicitor has checked the completed property information form.

  4. Get the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey - A local RICS Surveyor with experience on Hemel Hempstead properties will establish if there are any structural problems including potential asbestos or leaks. Clay soil is also a known regional factor affecting Hertfordshire.

  5. Searches in Hemel Hempstead - The common searches which mortgage lenders require are Environmental, Drainage and Water, Chancel Liability and Local Authority, and these cover many factors including conservation area restrictions.

  6. Exchanging contracts - Contracts are signed by the two parties and exchanged by their conveyancing solicitor, legally binding them to go through with the transaction.

  7. Completion - On an agreed date, the money that is due to be paid to the sellers lawyer, and the purchaser receives keys to the property.

Purchasing with Help to Buy

Close to 20, 000 home buyers bought their new home with the aid of Help to Buy since it launched. There are two Help to Buy schemes, the Equity Loan and Mortgage Guarantee. Each aims to assist home movers who have saved a 5% deposit, but are otherwise quite different. The Mortgage Guarantee enables lenders to offer up to a 95% mortgage. The Equity Loan comprises a 20% equity loan from the Government, which can be repaid at any time.

For further information on Help to Buy, speak to the Money Advice Service, or your local Help to Buy agent.

Conveyancing when Remortgaging a Hemel Hempstead property

Are you planning to remortgage a property in Hemel Hempstead? Our specialist team of lawyers are on all major building society and bank panels from Bradford and Bingley to UCB Home Loans Corporation. Our Lawyers approach can mean quicker completion times which can save you a payment at your older higher rate.

Online Conveyancing

Online conveyancing technology, including tools like case management systems, has been marketed by conveyancers as the key to faster, cheaper conveyancing.

The key to a faster, easier move is a communicative solicitor, regardless of the technology they use. Buyers and sellers will get, with our team of residential property specialists, the benefit of both modern conveyancing developments and additionally the support of a dedicated property lawyer.