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IIf you need a conveyancing quote in Bishops Stortford at Kenneth Elliott & Rowe Solicitors we make buying or selling your home as painless as possible.
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Searches on my Conveyancing Quote

What is included in a local authority search covering Bishops Stortford? There are two parts to a local authority search – Local Land Charge Register search and CON29. The second part of the search – CON29 – supplies information relating to whether the roadway abutting the property is maintained at public expense, proposals for new major roads, railway schemes or planning permissions relating to the title. The responses can also include outstanding statutory notices, breaches of planning or building regulations or the existence of a compulsory purchase order. Environmental factors, such as whether the house stands on contaminated land or in a Radon gas affected area are also covered but see out comments on Environmental Searches also.

I heard that the local Searches in Bishops Stortford will show if the land is contaminated. Is that right? That is not correct. Whilst it is correct that Local Authorities are now in the process of identifying polluted land parcels and recording these sites on registers – this is a process which will take a unknown period of time to finish. Needless to say any ground listed within these locations will be difficult to sell in the future. Unfortunately these records although disclosed by any local authority Search are likely to be incomplete.

Apart from showing that the home in Bishops Stortford is connected to the mains water supply and mains drainage what other details does a a CON29 DW search contain? A a CON29 DW search verifies to a potential purchaser that the site they are purchasing does not need a “build over consent” because the seller has constructed an addition to the house adjacent a public drain. It also shows a raft of other results such as water quality and historical evidence of internal sewer flooding.


Why use Kenneth Elliott & Rowe Solicitors t/a 1st Move Conveyancing for your move in Bishops Stortford?

  • At 1st Move Conveyancing we believe our fixed price quote delivers excellent value for money.
  • We are a CQS (Conveyancing Quality Scheme) accredited firm of solicitors providing conveyancing to clients in Bishops Stortford. Our processes and procedures have been approved by the Law Society,
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General Conveyancing Tips

There is often mortgage finance to apply for and it should be noted that a conveyancer cannot rely on a informal confirmation by mortgage broker or anyone else. The conveyancing solicitor must generally have sight of your official written mortgage offer in order that he may (i) be sure that you are getting the loan you need and ensure that you can comply with any conditions of the mortgage offer imposed in the mortgage offer.

Always check what you are buying? We will always send you a document known as the ‘title plan’ (sometimes called filed plan}. This will show the full outline of the property you are buying – the boundary will usually be marked red. One of the biggest errors a home buyer makes is not checking the plan properly. It is a good idea to visit the site to check that what is shown on the plan agrees with what you think you’re buying on site. All too often buyers mistakenly think that a piece of land at the side or rear of the site is theirs,only to discover that the legal title to the site doesn’t include this site. Always be satisfied that the title plan matches the physical position at the property.

What is the difference between freehold and leasehold property? If you own a freehold property it invariable means you own a house or bungalow and that includes the whole building and the ground it stands on. As you own everything you are responsible for all bills necessary to sustain the fabric of the structure. Leasehold usually applies to flats or maisonettes although in some parts of the country including Bishops Stortford some houses are also leasehold. Leasehold means you effectively lease a property for a number of years – usually a very long period of 99, 125 or even 999 years. You may pay a nominal ground rent of a few pounds to the freeholder each year. For leasehold there will be a lease agreement with the freeholder setting out the rights and obligations including the requirement to contribute jointly to the upkeep of the building in which the leasehold property is located and possibly also building insurance.

FAQs in Bishops Stortford

Are you able to deal with a mortgage with Coventry Building Society in Bishops Stortford? Yes we are on the mortgage Panel for this lender.

Are you able to manage Help to Buy ISAs in Bishops Stortford? Yes we are on the panel so we can deal with Help to Buy ISAs.

What SDLT will I pay if I am a first time buyer? First time buyers paying £300k or lower for a residential property will pay no Stamp Duty Land Tax. If you are paying between £300,000 and £500,000 will pay SDLT at 5% on the amount of the purchase price in excess of £300k – a reduction of £5,000 compared to standard rates of Stamp Duty . If the price is over five hundred thousand pounds there is no relief for the first time buyer and the normal rates apply. If you select “yes” to the “First Time Buyer” option on the conveyancing quote the correct rate will calculate for you.

If I am Buying my first house and I already own a share in another home or a buy to let will I pay higher rate stamp duty? This is complex. In certain circumstances you will not need to pay this for example if you have recently inherited a share in a property. We would need to advise you specifically on this.

If we are buying a flat what additional costs can we anticipate? This is one tricky area where we cannot give you all the costs up front in our estimate. This is because leases vary in their requirements and also the costs charged by landlords and managing agents also vary. They can also be two parties to deal with i.e a freeholder and management companies who both charge. These charges therefore vary considerably with some leasehold purchases the fees can be as low as £10 but in extreme cases the costs charged can be around £650. This is why the government is considering regulating this area.

If we are selling a leasehold in a retirement development what additional costs can we anticipate? We cannot give you all the figures up front in our quote. There are going to be two potential costs. First, the costs charged by landlords and managing agents will vary for providing responses often in a form called LPE1. The charge for this varies from company to company on average it is around £300 but is can be higher in extreme cases. Second, the lease could contains a provision for the assignor to pay a fee to the landlord based on a percentage of the market value which is often around 1-2% although other formula may be used. The lease will need to be checked carefully.


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About Bishops Stortford.

Bishop’s Stortford is a historic market town in Hertfordshire, England, just west of the M11 motorway on the county boundary with Essex, 27 miles (43 km) north-east of central London, and 35 miles (56 km) by rail from Liverpool Street station. Bishop’s Stortford had an estimated population of 40,089 in 2017.

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You can complete the Instruct Us button on your quote and completed your contact details or call 01708 757575  and speak with Mark Sadler or email mbs@ker.co.uk and we will do the rest.


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