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Conveyancing in Sawbridgeworth

Conveyancing refers to the legal process carried out by a property lawyer when transferring ownership of a property from the seller to the buyer. If you need a solicitor for conveyancing in Sawbridgeworth, we can help you with fast & proactive conveyancing from a national panel of conveyancing specialists.

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

Sawbridgeworth Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Sawbridgeworth

Located in Hertfordshire, Sawbridgeworth is a charming town with a rich past and a bustling community spirit. It boasts several historic buildings, such as the Great St Mary's Church and the quaint houses along Church Street. The town centre offers a variety of shops, pubs, and restaurants, making it a lively hub for residents. Its position on the London to Cambridge train line provides excellent transport links, appealing to commuters. Sawbridgeworth is a great mix of the old and new, attracting people who appreciate history and countryside living but also require modern conveniences. The town has a population of approximately 8,300.

Sawbridgeworth house prices

The average price paid for a property in Sawbridgeworth between February and March 2024 was £282,776 (updated June 2024).

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Council Tax in Sawbridgeworth (2023/24)

Sawbridgeworth is in East Hertfordshire Council.

Band Amount
A £1,411.31
B £1,646.52
C £1,881.74
D £2,116.96
E £2,587.40
F £3,057.83
G £3,528.27
H £4,233.92

What does a property lawyer do?

A solicitor plays a key role after an offer has been accepted, and helps the buyer with the legal side of transferring ownership from the seller to the buyer.

Your lawyer will raise enquires of the seller, order property searches, review contracts and take care of tasks after the sale, such as registering the property ownership with the Land Registry.

In addition to standard searches, Sawbridgeworth conveyancing solicitors may also undertake checks for contamination due to the area's industrial past.

Are you funding your home purchase with a mortgage?

If you are planning to buy with a mortgage, your solicitor will investigate the property to verify that the property is worth the loan that the bank or building society that's giving you the mortgage will provide.

Your transaction could take weeks longer to complete and also cost more if your lawyer is not on your mortgage provider's panel.

More than 100 banks and building societies have approved our chosen panel lawyers. We can help you complete your Sawbridgeworth transaction smoothly.

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We can assist home buyers in Sawbridgeworth with the conveyancing for:

Conservation area

When buying a flat or house in a Sawbridgeworth conservation area, your property lawyer will check for covenants and restrictions, which could include street appearance restrictions, and parking issues.

Conservation areas in Sawbridgeworth and the East Hertfordshire local authority include:

  • Wood End
  • Bury Green
  • Thundridge Wadesmill

New Build Conveyancing

The conveyancing process for buying a new build property in Sawbridgeworth can be complicated.

A good solicitor in Sawbridgeworth must be able to deal with things like ensuring that new build mortgage conditions are met, dealing with incomplete service connection agreements and registering ownership with warranty providers such as NHBC Buildmark, Advantage HCI and Foundation.

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Leasehold property

Buying a leasehold flat in the UK can be complex. The many potential problems awaiting the unsuspecting buyer can include legally technical issues like unpaid service charges by the existing leaseholder and short leases.

Your conveyancing solicitor will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

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Selling a house or flat in Sawbridgeworth

For the sale of a Sawbridgeworth home, your lawyer will arrange all the necessary documentation, including the draft contract and assorted property information forms, and help you complete these forms.

The conveyancer will advise on enquiries sent by the buyer's conveyancer, address potential issues and handle the mortgage redemption. Your solicitor will also work with all parties, like estate agents, landlords and lenders, so the transfer of ownership completes without delay.

Does sale conveyancing take longer for leasehold?

Correct, it can take much longer to carry out the legal work to sell leasehold houses or flats when compared to conveyancing on a freehold house.

The solicitor acting for the buyer will want to see several leasehold-related documents, including a copy of the freehold property's buildings insurance. The time required by the seller's conveyancer to gather this paperwork is commonly the source of delays.

It could take several weeks to collect this information if the agent responsible for managing the property is slow or difficult to contact, so the seller's solicitor should get this underway even before a sale has been agreed.

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Remortgage conveyancing

The current Bank of England base rate is 5.25% (24 June, 2024)

You will need to verify the remortgage solicitor you have chosen is approved by your mortgage lender before you instruct your solicitor.

Our remortgage panel solicitors are on the panels of almost all banks and building societies. Whether you are switching to a standard variable rate mortgage from Yorkshire Building Society or moving to a home reversion mortgage with Coventry Building Society, our panel solicitors will make the process as simple and stress-free as possible.

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Transfer of equity in Sawbridgeworth

If you intend to change the ownership shares of a property, whether you are transferring the ownership of your home to your daughter, son or other family member, dealing with inheritance tax planning or resolving joint ownership, you will need to transfer equity. Your property lawyer will quickly and efficiently complete the legal work for a low, fixed fee.

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How much are solicitors' conveyancing fees in Sawbridgeworth?

Conveyancing quotes often include costs that might be new to many:

Conveyancing fees

Your solicitor's quote will set out the legal fees (inc. VAT) that you'll pay when your transaction completes. These fees are what your solicitor charges you for the legal services they provide for you.

Disbursements

Your conveyancing quote should also itemise required third-party costs, or disbursements, such as Local authority searches, Stamp Duty or a mining search.

Check what's included in your conveyancing quote

Watch out for undisclosed fees not included in your original quote, when comparing quotes. Some firms include extra costs in the small print, leading to a total cost that's much higher than the initial 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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