Hertford conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in East Hertfordshire Council?

Hertford is situated in East Hertfordshire Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band East Hertfordshire Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1143.55
B £1334.14
C £1524.73
D £1715.32
E £2096.50
F £2477.68
G £2858.87
H £3430.64

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How much stamp duty will I have to pay?

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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

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

Conveyancing fees are comprised of fees and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the third-party costs paid out on your behalf, e.g. HMLR fees and landlord fees. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

Our solicitor's legal fees for buying or selling a house in Hertford are fixed, which means that for a standard conveyancing transaction, your fixed fee conveyancing quote will have no hidden extras

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Hertford sale or purchase

Our conveyancing fees calculator can give you a comprehensive conveyancing quote with a detailed breakdown of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Hertford sale or purchase.

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Will I need property searches when buying a property in Hertford?

Conveyancing searches are detailed enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Hertford conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. Mortgage lenders also usually require conveyancing searches to be purchased.

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

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

Purchasing a leasehold house or flat requires a number of extra steps when compared to buying a freehold. The many potential traps lying in wait for an uninformed buyer can include legally technical issues like unreasonable managing agent fees and freeholds sold without first refusal to leaseholders.

Your conveyancing 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 it take longer to sell a leasehold property?

Correct, it can take much more time to complete the legal work on a leasehold home, compared to freehold conveyancing.

The buyer's solicitor will want to see several leasehold-related documents, like a copy of the freehold property's buildings insurance and three years' filed accounts for the property management. The time needed by to source this information is usually the cause of these delays.

Your lawyer should start this process as soon as possible, as this information could take several weeks to collect if it is difficult to contact the managing agent or landlord.

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

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

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

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Hertford should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

Our property solicitors are on the panel for all major lenders, so whether you are you are switching to a flexible mortgage with Lloyds Bank or to a variable-rate mortgage with Virgin Money, our remortgage team can assist.

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