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Buying a house in Hatfield

Located in southeast England’s Hertfordshire, Hatfield is a town in the borough of Welwyn Hatfield. It has a population of around 40,000 and a relatively strong property market. At My Home Move Conveyancing we provide a specialist, fixed fee conveyancing service. We can help you find your perfect home in Hatfield, having developed our knowledge and expertise of property markets like this since 2001.

You’ll require the services of property lawyers if you want to buy or sell property in Hatfield, in order to complete the legal work on your behalf.

Select My Home Move Conveyancing to be your Hatfield conveyancers and take advantage of our award winning customer service, innovative use of technology and knowledge of the local market. We offer a fixed fee conveyancing service with no hidden extra costs, so you’ll know exactly what you’re going to pay right from the start. If you don’t end up completing for some reason, you won’t have to pay us a thing in legal fees.

Choose us for a market-leading, professional and passionate service. We assign a dedicated conveyancer to each of our clients, providing you with access to their expertise and a consistent point of contact. You’ll get clear, regular updates on the progress of your case, as well as online access to your account. At My Home Move Conveyancing we’re proud to supply our conveyancing services in Hatfield to customers looking to be in the centre of town and in neighbourhoods such as Roe Green, Birchwood and The Ryde.

 

Local statistics

The average house price in Welwyn Hatfield is £379,666, while in Hatfield itself the overall average sale price during the last 12 months was lower than this at £317,885. Most sales involved terraced properties, which went for £316,692, while flats fetched £208,229 and semis £395,400.

Essential info

The local authority responsible for properties is Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council. They can be contacted on 01707 357 000 or at the following address:

Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council Offices
The Campus
Welwyn Garden City
Hertfordshire
AL8 6AE

The local area

Hatfield’s history dates back to Saxon times, when it was originally known as Hatfelle. The town grew up around the historic Hatfield House, which was once home to Elizabeth Tudor and nowadays is known as the Old Palace. With a strong heritage in the aerospace industry, Hatfield was designated a New Town in 1946, and has seen plenty of development in the years since. 

Found just 20 miles north of London, Hatfield is a great place to live if you want to commute to the English capital. Trains to Kings Cross station take just over half an hour, while it’s around 45 minutes to Moorgate. The A1(M) motorway passes to the west of town, heading south to London and north to Stevenage, Peterborough and the north of England. When you want to go on holiday, Stansted Airport is less than 30 miles away from Hatfield. 

There are plenty of schools in the local area for families with children to take into consideration, including The Ryde School, St Phillip Howard Catholic School and Green Lanes at primary level. Secondary options include Chancellor’s School, Queenswood School and Bishop’s Hatfield Girls’ School on Woods Avenue. 

All properties in Hatfield will fall within one of the following council tax bands.

Council tax band A

Property value range

up to £40,000

Council tax charge

£1,170.84

Council tax band B

Property value range

£40,001 - £52,000

Council tax charge

£1,365.98

Council tax band C

Property value range

£52,001 - £68,000

Council tax charge

£1,561.12

Council tax band D

Property value range

£68,001 - £88,000

Council tax charge

£1,756.26

Council tax band E

Property value range

£88,001 - £120,000

Council tax charge

£2,146.54

Council tax band F

Property value range

£120,001 - £160,000

Council tax charge

£2,536.82

Council tax band G

Property value range

£160,001 - £320,000

Council tax charge

£2,927.10

Council tax band H

Property value range

Over £320,000

Council tax charge

£3,512.52

About us

Established in 2001, we exclusively deal with the legal side of moving home. Last year alone, through our experienced conveyancers, we helped nearly 50,000 customers have a hassle-free experience. We are a truly national company, having completed transactions in each of the 109 postcode areas in England and Wales.

Our promise to you…

We understand that moving house can be stressful. So we make sure everything we do makes the process as easy and efficient as possible. We’ll give you an all inclusive fixed quote from the start so there won’t be any surprises. The price only changes if your instructions do.

You’ll have access to our unique, easy to use, online case management service to track your case. And dedicated conveyancing experts who’ll be on hand to guide you through the whole process.

We know you’re busy, so we’re open 8am until 8pm most weekdays, and open at weekends too!

Finally, if your move falls through, through no fault of your own, we won’t charge you a penny in legal fees.

Multiple industry awards

See why our unique conveyancing service (My Home Move and its wholly owned law firm) has been recognised as an industry leading, award-winning conveyancing company.

Best Legal Services Provider

Future of Legal Services Innovation

Most Innovative Use of Technology

Best Conveyancing Provider

National Conveyancing Firm of the Year

Best Legal Services Provider

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What's involved

Once you have your offer accepted, it’s time to get the ball rolling on legally transferring the ownership to you. Here’s how we do things at My Home Move Conveyancing.

First, your estate agents will send us a copy of the Memorandum of sale, which provides the details of the property, the amount offered and the name of the sellers and buyers and their conveyancers. You will be asked to complete your details and provide to us your instructions along with primary ID such as a passport or driving licence and proof of residence in the form of a bank statement/utility bill.

Read our Home Buying Process guide

If you are selling a house, you will need a Conveyancer to act for you – that’s where we come in!

You will be asked by us to complete your details and provide your instructions along with primary ID such as a passport or driving licence and proof of residence in the form of a bank statement/utility bill. You will also be asked to fill in a Property Information form including some specific details about the property, its boundaries, any alterations to the property etc. If you have any additional paperwork such as planning permissions or notices, then these will be required by us to send with the contract papers. We will also ask you to complete a Fixtures, Fittings and Contents form to say what you will be taking and leaving behind. If the property is leasehold, you will be asked for information about who you pay ground rent and services charges to…

Read our Home Selling Process guide

After we have received your instructions to act we will check the legal issues and title to your property to ensure it offers a satisfactory security for your new lender, as this is the essence of a mortgage.

We will also check the amounts outstanding on any current mortgage registered on the property as these will have to be repaid at completion. The amounts will be confirmed with you.

Usually, we will not carry out Local, Drainage or Mining (if appropriate) searches as we will put in place an insurance which will protect your lender. This is less expensive for you and quicker. Some lenders still require that searches are made and will not rely on insurance. If this is the case the searches will have to be made and the cost will show on the Financial Statement sent to you.

At about the same time that you receive your Mortgage Offer we receive a copy together with the lender’s instructions to act for them. We will consider the Offer to ensure that we do those things required of us as the solicitors and to check what other conditions have to be satisfied.

We will then send you the Mortgage Deed to sign and any other documentation that may be required by your lender. We shall need to have this back from you as soon as possible and certainly by the day before we complete. Otherwise there will be a delay.

You need to check that the Mortgage Offer is acceptable to you. For example, is the mortgage amount and mortgage product correct? Is it the correct method of repayment? Are there any early repayment fees?

We target a completion date for 7 days after we receive our copy of the Mortgage Offer but our being able to complete depends on the terms of the Offer and any peculiarities of your transaction.

If the new mortgage amount is less than the amount we have to pay to your existing lender, we will ask for the difference from you, before the completion date.

Following completion we deal with the registration formalities to ensure the mortgage security is perfected for your lender and any deeds will then be sent to your lender for safe-keeping.

Note – If your property is leasehold, we also:

Request your landlord to confirm that all ground rent, service charges and insurance premiums (if applicable) have been paid to date and that there is no known breach of the lease.

Have to approve the wording of the lease.

Have to serve on the landlord a notice of discharge of your existing mortgage and a notice that a new mortgage has been given to your new lender.

Read our Remortgaging Process guide

Get in touch

Quotation Team

If you would like to discuss a quotation you have received please call our Quotation Team on

0333 234 4425

Monday - Tuesday

9am

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7pm

Wednesday - Friday

Open

9am

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5pm

Conveyancing Team

If you would like to speak to someone about your case please call our Conveyancing Team on

0333 234 4396

Monday - Thursday

Open

8am

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8pm

Friday

8am

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7pm

Saturday

9am

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4pm

Sunday

10am

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3pm