Hatfield conveyancing FAQs

How much council tax must I pay for a property in Welwyn Hatfield Council?

Hatfield is situated in Welwyn Hatfield Council. Council tax bands are:

Band Welwyn Hatfield Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1153.61
B £1345.88
C £1538.15
D £1730.42
E £2114.96
F £2499.50
G £2884.03
H £3460.84

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Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

Stamp duty calculator

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Read more about stamp duty:

What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

Can I claim stamp duty relief as a first time buyer?

Are Hatfield conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Hatfield offer services on a price per hour basis others work on a fixed fee.

Quittance's conveyancing solicitors work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no nasty surprises. Your quote will explain what the legal fees will be when your property sale or purchase completes.

If, for any reason at all, your property sale or purchase does not go ahead, you will be covered by our No Sale, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm purchasing a house in Hatfield - what searches do I need?

The standard pack includes:

  • Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Drainage and Water Search
  • Environmental Search
  • Chancel liability insurance

Sometimes the results of the standard searches will necessitate additional searches e.g. a transport search.

To work out the price of searches on a Hatfield house or flat, try our conveyancing cost calculator.

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What are conveyancing searches when buying a home and do I need them?

I am buying a leasehold property in Hatfield - what do I need to know?

Purchasing a leasehold property in the UK can be complex when compared to purchasing a freehold. The many potential traps awaiting an uninformed purchaser can include legally technical issues like incomplete management company accounts and leases with fewer than 80 years to run.

Your solicitor will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

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What you need to know about buying a leasehold property

Should I be wary of buying a leasehold house?

Should I buy a property with a short lease?

Does sale conveyancing take longer for leasehold?

Yes, it can take considerably longer to carry out the legal work to sell a leasehold house or flat, compared to freehold conveyancing.

The solicitor acting for the buyer must review this leasehold-related paperwork, such as details of any breaches by other leaseholders. The time required by the solicitor to source this information is usually the cause of these delays.

Your solicitor should commence this even before you have found a buyer, as this paperwork can take a long time to gather if the agent responsible for managing the property is slow or difficult to contact.

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Selling a leasehold flat? What to do before going on the market

I am buying a new build property in Hatfield - what do I need to know?

The legal work for acquiring a new build property in Hatfield is more complicated than buying an existing property.

A property lawyer in Hatfield must be able to deal with things like handling equity loan schemes, confirming rights to use pipes and cables (e.g. phone, data, fibre, electricity) and registering ownership with warranty providers such as NHBC, Advantage and AHCI.

Our specialist team of new build solicitors are experts in working with buyers towards a stress free move and working to tight developer deadlines.

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Buying a new build property off plan - what you need to know.

What you need to check before buying a new build home.

Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Hatfield property?

Yes.

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Hatfield can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

Our conveyancing team are on the panel for all major lenders, so whether you are you are changing to a tracker with the Bank of Scotland or to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Yorkshire Building Society, our remortgage specialists can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender