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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

The legal process for buying or selling a home can be daunting. We have put together a list of questions that Hemel Hempstead conveyancing clients often ask us, to help you get your sale or purchase started. Please call us on 0800 022 4108 if you have anything you would like to discuss in more detail.

Buying property in Hemel Hempstead

How much is the Council Tax in Dacorum Borough Council in 2022?

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

Band Dacorum Council Tax (2022/23)
A £1,323.85
B £1,544.49
C £1,765.14
D £1,985.78
E £2,427.06
F £2,868.35
G £3,309.63
H £3,971.56

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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?

Selling property in Hemel Hempstead

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

Remortgaging in Hemel Hempstead

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 1.25% (June 2022). A good Hemel Hempstead remortgage solicitor can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

Your conveyancing solicitor 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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Transferring equity in Hemel Hempstead

Can Quittance help with a transfer of equity on my Hemel Hempstead home?

If you wish to gift or transfer your share of a property you jointly own to someone else, you will need a solicitor to complete the 'Transfer of Equity'. For a low fixed fee, Your conveyancing solicitor will handle all the legal work for a equity transfer, and they can also complete remortgage conveyancing work at the same time.

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Comparing Conveyancing Quotes in Hemel Hempstead

Conveyancing fees and disbursements - What's the difference?

A key difference between conveyancing fees and disbursements is who they are paid to.

Legal fees are paid to your solicitor for the work they do, whereas disbursements are paid through your solicitor to third parties like local authorities.

How much should I be paying in conveyancing legal fees in 2022?

Hidden fees and potential additional costs could unexpectedly add to your final conveyancing bill, so when you are comparing Hemel Hempstead conveyancing quotes, you should check what each quote does include. If a fee is included in one online quote but not another, check the small print.

If you are buying a leasehold property, with Help to Buy, or a share of freehold, check if there is an additional charge for this extra work.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2022?

General Hemel Hempstead property lawyers FAQs

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.

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

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Hemel Hempstead property sale or purchase

Our conveyancing fees calculator gives an instant conveyancing quote including all of the legal costs involved in buying and selling your home.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2022?

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.

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

How we can help you

If you are buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity in a property in Hemel Hempstead and need an expert conveyancing solicitor, we can take care of the legal side of your move.

We work with a panel of specialist conveyancing solicitors to deliver a stress-free moving experience.

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