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Find a Hertfordshire Conveyancing Solictior on Your Lender’s Panel

Ready to buy a new home in Hertfordshire? Failing to check that a lawyer is on your lender’s list of approved solicitors can put your Hertfordshire transaction at risk of delay or failure.

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Hertfordshire

Completed the sale of my flat in Hertfordshire last October but the buyer keeps Skype messaging daily complaining that their lawyer is waiting to hear from mine. What should have happened now that I have sold?

Following your house sale your lawyer is committed to deliver the transfer deeds and all additional paperwork to the buyer’s solicitors. Depending on the transaction, your conveyancer must also evidence that the legal charge in favour of the lender has been paid off to the buyers conveyancers. There is unlikely to be post completion procedures specific conveyancing in Hertfordshire.

Do I find a Licenced Conveyancer or Solicitor for conveyancing in Hertfordshire?

There are many recorded licenced Conveyancers in Hertfordshire and Solicitor firms in Hertfordshire to choose from We would stress that the two are supervised by regulatory bodies with both specialising in the legal aspects of the home buying process. Both can handle associated property related work such as remortgage conveyancing, lease extensions and transfer of equity conveyancing.

Can you point me to a directory of Co-operative panel conveyancers in Hertfordshire on the Building Society Association’s Website?

No. There is no such facility on the Council of Mortgage Lenders or Building Society Association sites. Very few mortgage companies make their panel listings open the public over the internet. Where you are looking for a Hertfordshire property lawyer on the Co-operative please make the most of our tool.

I recently had an offer accepted on an apartment in Hertfordshire. My mortgage broker pressured me to appoint their lawyer. I paid an advanced payment of £150. Soon after, the conveyancer contacted me to say that they were not on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?

You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Clydesdale panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.

4 months have elapsed following my purchase conveyancing in Hertfordshire took place. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £200,000 when infact I paid £180,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the residence from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

In sourcing the web for the phrase on line conveyancing in Hertfordshire it reveals many solicitorslocally. With so much choice what is the best way to find the suitable conveyancing solicitor for the sale of my house?

The best method of finding a suitable conveyancer is through a personal testimonial, so seek the opinion of colleagues and those you trust who have acquired a property in Hertfordshire or the respected estate agent or mortgage broker. Costs for conveyancing in Hertfordshire differ, so it's advisable to obtain a minimum of three costs illustrations from varying types of companies. Make sure that you clarify that the costs are assured not to escalate.

I own a leasehold flat in Hertfordshire. Conveyancing and Nottingham Building Society mortgage went though with no issue. A letter has just been received from someone saying they have taken over the reversionary interest in the property. It included a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1991. The conveyancing solicitor in Hertfordshire who acted for me is not around. Any advice?

The first thing you should do is make enquiries of the Land Registry to be sure that this person is indeed the registered owner of the freehold reversion. You do not need to instruct a Hertfordshire conveyancing solicitor 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 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.

Leasehold Conveyancing in Hertfordshire - Examples of Queries Prior to buying

    The best form of lease arrangement is a share of the freehold. In this arrangement the tenants enjoy control and notwithstanding that a managing agent is often retained where it is larger than a house conversion, the managing agent is directed by the tenants. Is the freehold reversion owned collectively by the tenants? Is anyone aware of any major works anticipated that could add a premium to the maintenance costs?

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