Conveyancing Solicitors in Borehamwood

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Conveyancing in Borehamwood

Conveyancing describes the legal transfer of property ownership, and includes all the administrative and legal work carried out by a solicitor. If you need a solicitor for conveyancing in Borehamwood, we can help you with fast & proactive conveyancing from a national panel of conveyancing specialists.

We have helped Borehamwood and Hertsmere clients with buying, selling, buy-to-let, Help to Buy, Right to Buy, shared ownership, new build, leasehold, lease extensions, remortgage and transfer of equity.

Other areas covered: Bushey, Potters Bar and St Albans

Borehamwood Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Borehamwood

A town in Hertfordshire, Borehamwood is known for Elstree Studios. Major employers include the BBC and various film and TV companies. It has rail links to London St Pancras.

Borehamwood house prices

The average price paid for a property in Borehamwood between March and April 2024 was £281,373 (updated July 2024).

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Council Tax in Borehamwood (2023/24)

Borehamwood is in Hertsmere Borough Council.

Band Amount
A £1,383.96
B £1,614.62
C £1,845.28
D £2,075.94
E £2,537.26
F £2,998.58
G £3,459.90
H £4,151.88

What does a Borehamwood property lawyer do?

A solicitor will take care of the technical side of transferring ownership from the seller to the buyer. They will raise questions for the seller, order property searches, review the lease (if applicable) and complete any post-sale actions, including HMLR registration.

Borehamwood conveyancing solicitors may also carry out frequent checks for contamination due to the area's industrial past.

Are you buying with a mortgage?

As part of the process of buying a house, your solicitor also has to handle legal due diligence on behalf of the bank or building society.

Being a member of a lender's panel means your solicitor can act for your chosen mortgage provider.

We work with solicitors who can represent the vast majority of banks and specialist lenders, including major banks like Co-operative Bank, to smaller lenders like Leeds Building Society and CHL Mortgages, helping to facilitate a faster completion for your purchase.

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Conservation areas

When purchasing a flat or house in a conservation area, your property lawyer will need to check for restrictions on how you can use the flat or house, including rights of way, and rubbish disposal issues. Conservation areas in Borehamwood and across the Hertsmere local authority include:

  • Round Bush
  • Radlett South
  • Potters Bar The Royds
  • Bushey Heath High Road

Listed buildings

There are about 500,000 listed buildings in England and Wales, 328 of which are in Hertsmere Borough Council.

Borehamwood listed buildings include:

  • Tilehouse Farmhouse, 52 Theobald Street, Elstree And Borehamwood, Borehamwood, Hertsmere, Hertfordshire
  • Stable Bothy At Tilehouse Farm About 20 Metres North West Of House, Theolbald Street, Elstree And Borehamwood, Borehamwood, Hertsmere, Hertfordshire
  • Granary At Tilehouse Farm About 30 Metres North West Of House, Theobald Street, Elstree And Borehamwood, Borehamwood, Hertsmere, Hertfordshire

Buying and owning a listed building is not for the faint-hearted. Our expert conveyancing solicitor panel will offer guidance on the obligations imposed by listed property ownership. Examples include consent required for energy efficient alterations, and a restriction on installing double glazing or modern door designs.

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New Build

The conveyancing process for purchasing a new build property in Borehamwood is often more complex than that for an existing property.

A property lawyer in Borehamwood must be able to deal with things like squaring developer incentives with lenders, verifying rights of easements and registering ownership with warranty providers, including NHBC, Advantage HCI and Q Assure.

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Selling a property in Borehamwood

When you're looking to sell a house or flat in Borehamwood, you can expect your solicitor to first assemble all essential documents, including title deeds and ID forms.

The solicitor will sort out potential snags and reply to the buyer's solicitor's inquiries.

By taking action to communicate effectively with all parties, like agents, lenders and landlords, your solicitor will help make sure your sale is completed without incident.

What do I need to know if selling a leasehold property in Borehamwood?

The legal work for a leasehold flat (leasehold houses are not common) is much more time-consuming than for a more straightforward freehold house.

The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in Borehamwood must undertake additional tasks, for example sourcing an up-to-date service charge statement, through to ensuring that leasehold forms are completed.

In order to resolve any leasehold delays faster, It is strongly advised that the vendor contact a conveyancer as soon as the property is marketed, if not before,.

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Remortgage conveyancing

Latest Bank of England base rate now at 5.25% (15 July, 2024)

Before you appoint a solicitor, your solicitor must be able to act for your mortgage lender.

Our partner panel solicitors are members of all major lenders' panels. Whether you are switching to an equity release mortgage from Virgin Money or moving to a shared ownership mortgage with Holmesdale Building Society, we can assist.

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Transfer of equity

Whether you are inheritance tax planning, transferring the ownership of your property to a child or adding a new partner to your property's title, a transfer of equity is required.

Your lawyer will handle the legal side for a fixed fee.

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How much should I budget for conveyancing in Borehamwood?

Getting a conveyancing quote takes moments - but understanding what is and isn't included in the quote can be challenging.

Conveyancing legal fees

Your conveyancing solicitor's quote should clearly detail the legal fees, including VAT, that you pay when the property transaction is complete. Conveyancing fees are paid to your solicitor for the work they carry out during your transaction.

Conveyancing disbursements

The quote will include necessary third-party costs, called disbursements, such as Stamp Duty and Land Registry fees.

Read the terms and conditions

Watch out for additional charges, if you are comparing quotes. Some firms may include additional charges in their terms and conditions, leading to a final bill that is higher than the original quote.

Article by Completely Moved authors

The Completely Moved team have years of experience helping home buyers, sellers and owners, answering questions and providing property advice.

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