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Conveyancing in Hemel Hempstead

23 cases completed in Hemel-hempstead in the past 12 months

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Buying a house in Hemel Hempstead

Located in the southeast of England in the county of Hertfordshire, Hemel Hempstead is a new town that offers an enticing proximity to London. With a population that is approaching 100,000 and a reputation as an ideal commuter town, there is a thriving property market in Hemel Hempstead.

At My Home Move Conveyancing we have been increasing our expertise in local markets since 2002, allowing us to deliver a specialist, fixed fee conveyancing service to our clients in the area.

When buying or selling property in Hemel Hempstead, you must instruct a lawyer to complete the legal work on your behalf.

In selecting My Home Move Conveyancing, you’ll reap the benefits of our award winning levels of customer service, dedicated and easy to use technology and intimate knowledge of the local market. You can budget for exactly what you’re going to pay right from the beginning, as our conveyancing service is delivered with a fixed fee. If you don’t end up moving for any reason, you won’t have to pay us a thing in legal costs.

We assign each of our clients a dedicated conveyancer who will oversee your case from start to finish, providing you with a consistent point of contact and regular updates on any progress. At My Home Move Conveyancing we are proud to have assisted homebuyers looking for varying kinds of property across areas like Hemel Hempstead, from Tudor and Georgian cottages in the old town to homes in more affordable Bovingdon and new development Aspen Park.

Local statistics

The average house price in Hertfordshire is £320,742, while the overall average sale price in Hemel Hempstead during the past 12 months was close to this figure at £314,591.

Most sales involved terraces which went for an average of £287,853, with flats going for £195,256. Semis sold for an average of £352,850 and detached properties for £569,987.

Essential info

The local authority responsible for properties is Dacorum Borough Council. They can be contacted on 01442 228 000 or at the following address:

Dacorum Borough Council
Civic Centre
Marlowes
Hemel Hempstead
Hertfordshire
HP1 1HH

The local area

Afforded its status by the New Towns Act of 1946, Hemel Hempstead is a large new town that lies less than 25 miles outside of central London. It has all of the modern amenities you would expect of a popular commuter town, including a cosmopolitan array of restaurants, bars and cafes, while the Riverside Shopping Centre offers plenty of appealing stores. The Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is also on Hemel Hempstead’s doorstep.

A major draw of the town is of course its proximity to the capital, and it is possible to reach London Euston station in under 30 minutes. The M1 motorway passes to the east of town, offering easy access between London in the south and Milton Keynes, Nottingham, Sheffield and Leeds in the north, in addition to linking up with the M25 ring road. Heathrow Airport lies just over 20 miles to the south of Hemel Hempstead, while London Luton Airport is just over 10 miles to the north.

There is a selection of excellent schools in the area that will please parents looking to live in Hemel Hempstead, with options for younger children including Bovingdon Primary, Hammond Academy and Two Waters Primary in Apsley. Choices at secondary level include the Hemel Hempstead School on Heath Lane, Longdean School and Adeyfield School.

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

Council tax band A

Property value range

up to £40,000

Council tax charge

£1,119.98

Council tax band B

Property value range

£40,001 - £52,000

Council tax charge

£1,306.64

Council tax band C

Property value range

£52,001 - £68,000

Council tax charge

£1,493.31

Council tax band D

Property value range

£68,001 - £88,000

Council tax charge

£1,679.97

Council tax band E

Property value range

£88,001 - £120,000

Council tax charge

£2,053.30

Council tax band F

Property value range

£120,001 - £160,000

Council tax charge

£2,426.62

Council tax band G

Property value range

£160,001 - £320,000

Council tax charge

£2,799.95

Council tax band H

Property value range

£320,001 and above

Council tax charge

£3,359.94

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

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

8am

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8pm

Friday

8am

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7pm

Saturday

Open

9am

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4pm

Sunday

10am

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3pm