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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Hertfordshire

I own a freehold residence in Hertfordshire but nevertheless charged rent, why is this and what is this?

It is rare for properties in Hertfordshire and has limited impact for conveyancing in Hertfordshire but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.

Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges have existed for hundreds of years, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the establishment of fresh rentcharges from 1977 onwards.

Old rentcharges can now be redeemed by making a lump sum payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence after 2037 will be dispensed with completely.

Have purchased a a terraced house in Hertfordshire , What is the estimated time for the Land Registry to deal with the formalities evidencing the transfer to my name? My Hertfordshire conveyancing solicitor has been very slow, so I want to be certain that my name is recorded.

As far as conveyancing in Hertfordshire registration is no faster or slower than anywhere else in England and Wales. As opposed to being determined by geographic area, timeframes can adjust subject to the party submitting the application, whether there are errors and whether the Land registry communicate with any 3rd parties. At present approximately three quarters of such applications are completed in less than three weeks but some can be subject to extensive hold-ups. Registration takes place once the buyer has moved in to the property so an expedited registration is not usually top priority yet where it is urgent that the the registration takes place urgently then you or your lawyers can communicate with the Registry to express the reasoning for an expedited registration.

I am downsizing from my house. My past lawyers closed down. I would be grateful for any recommendation of a conveyancing firm. Im based in Hertfordshire if that makes things easier.

Please use our search tool to help you choose a solicitor for your conveyancing in Hertfordshire. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with regulated solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move runs with a minimum of fuss.

I am looking for a conveyancing practitioner in Hertfordshire for my purchase. Is it possible to check a solicitor's complaints history with the profession’s regulator?

One may see documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions stemming from investigations started on or after Jan 2008. Go to Check a solicitor's record. For records Pre 2008, or to check a solicitors history, call 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. For non-uk callers, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator could recorded telephone calls for training reasons.

I own a leasehold flat in Hertfordshire. Conveyancing and Birmingham Midshires mortgage organised. I have received a letter from someone saying they have taken over the freehold. Attached was a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1996. The conveyancing practitioner in Hertfordshire who acted for me is not around. Do I pay?

The first thing you should do is contact the Land Registry to make sure that this person is indeed the registered owner of the freehold reversion. There is no need to instruct a Hertfordshire conveyancing practitioner to do this as you can do this on the Land Registry website for £3. You should note that regardless, even if this is the rightful landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 no more than 6 years of rent can be collected.

Hertfordshire Leasehold Conveyancing - Sample of Queries before Purchasing

    Make sure you enquire if there is anything that is prohibited in the lease. For example plenty of leases prohibit pets being allowed in in a block in Hertfordshire. If you love the flatin Hertfordshire but your dog can’t make the move with you then you will be faced difficult decision. In the main the cost for major works tend not to be included within maintenance charges, although some managing agents in Hertfordshire ask leaseholders to contribute towards a reserve fund and this is used to offset against larger repairs or maintenance. Is there a share of the freehold?

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