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Hemel Hempstead was developed as a new town in the 1940s, spreading out from its attractive Tudor market town centre. Recent investments have seen the regeneration of the town centre, linking the old town to the new, plus the building of new homes.

Other regeneration schemes, including the Jellicoe Water Gardens in the town centre, have made Hemel Hempstead more attractive to young families. The town has excellent links to central London, with journey times to Euston around 30 minutes and residents have voted the town one of the happiest places to live.

Hemel Hempstead conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in Dacorum Borough Council?

Hemel Hempstead is situated in Dacorum Borough Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band Dacorum Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1129.12
B £1317.31
C £1505.49
D £1693.68
E £2070.05
F £2446.43
G £2822.80
H £3387.36

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How much are conveyancing fees for buying or selling a home in Hemel Hempstead?

Conveyancing fees include legal fees and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the third-party costs incurred on behalf of a buyer or seller, for example Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) or bankruptcy searches. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

Our solicitor's legal fees for buying or selling a house in Hemel Hempstead are fixed, which means that what we quote is what you pay

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I'm buying a house in Hemel Hempstead - what searches do I need?

The standard search pack will include:

  • Official or Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Regulated Water Search
  • Residential Environmental Search
  • Chancel search liability

Occasionally the results of the standard searches will necessitate specialist searches such as a commons registration search.

To check the price of searches on a Hemel Hempstead house or flat you can use our our conveyancing cost calculator.

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

How long does leasehold conveyancing take?

Almost all flats are leasehold. Leasehold houses are less common, but there are still an estimated 1 million such properties across the country. The legal work for a leasehold property will usually take more time than a freehold property as there is more to prepare and there is greater complexity.

Delays in leasehold transactions could include anything from an unresponsive landlord to incomplete managing agent information.

Quittance's expert leasehold solicitors complete the legal work for 100's of leasehold purchases each month. Our proactive approach means fewer obstacles.

Does a leasehold property take longer to sell?

Correct, it can take much more time to carry out the conveyancing on a leasehold home,compared to the sale of a freehold property.

The buyer's conveyancer will expect to see these documents. These could include an up-to-date statement of service charges and management company information. Delays are usually caused by the time it takes your lawyer to gather this paperwork.

Your solicitor should get this underway before a buyer has even been found, because the managing agent's information can take weeks to collect if the managing agent is slow or difficult to contact.

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

I am remortgaging a property in Hemel Hempstead - do I need a solicitor?

Yes you will need a solicitor to handle the legal side of the remortgage.

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Hemel Hempstead remortgage solicitor can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

Our conveyancing solicitors can act for most UK lenders, so whether you are you are moving to a 95% mortgage with the Co-operative Bank or to a capped-rate mortgage with the Manchester Building Society, Quittance can help.

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