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Conveyancing in Stevenage

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Buying a house in Stevenage

With a population of approximately 85,000, Stevenage is located in Hertfordshire in the southeast of England. Offering a close proximity to London, Stevenage is a popular commuter town, and therefore there is a strong demand for property in the area.

At My Home Move Conveyancing we have been developing our knowledge of local markets since 2002, allowing us to offer our clients in Stevenage a specialist, fixed fee conveyancing service.

If you wish to buy or sell property in Stevenage, you must instruct a lawyer to complete the legal work on your behalf.

Select My Home Move Conveyancing to complete the necessary work and take advantage of our award winning levels of customer service, dedicated easy to use technology and thorough knowledge of the local market. Our fixed fee conveyancing service comes with no hidden costs to worry about, so you’ll know exactly what you’re going to pay right from the start. We will also not charge you a penny in legal fees if you don’t end up moving for some reason.

We assign each of our clients a dedicated conveyancer who will look after your needs from beginning to end, regularly updating you on your case and providing you with a consistent point of contact. At My Home Move Conveyancing we have made the most of our expertise of  local areas to assist customers across Stevenage, from desirable neighbourhoods in the older parts of town to the popular Great Ashby residential development.

Local statistics

The average house price in Hertfordshire is £320,742, while the overall average sale price of properties in Stevenage during the past year was £243,493.

Terraced properties were most popular by some way in terms of the number sold, going for an average of £227,745. Flats sold for an average of £148,013, detached properties for £392,102 and semis for £290,421.

Essential info

The local authority responsible for properties is Stevenage Borough Council. They can be contacted on 01438 242 242 or at the following address:

Customer Service Centre
Ground Floor
Daneshill House
Danestrete
Stevenage
Herts. SG1 1HN

The local area

With a history stretching back to Roman times, Stevenage is a town that has seen its population grow enormously over the past century. It was established as a new town in 1946, where a ring of towns around London were granted this status following the end of World War II. Modern Stevenage benefits from a range of leisure facilities, while there’s plenty of shops around Queensway and the Westgate.

It is the proximity to London that is a major draw for many when it comes to living in Stevenage, with the capital lying around 30 miles south of town. Trains to London Kings Cross station take only around 25 minutes, meaning Stevenage is a superb commuter town. The A1(M) motorway passes to the west of the town centre, offering easy access to London and Sheffield and Leeds in the north, while London Luton Airport is only around 10 miles away from Stevenage.

There are plenty of schools in the area for families with children to consider, many of them built after the Second World War to cope with the influx of Londoners preferring to commute to the capital. Bennington C of E, St Margaret Clitherow Primary and Ashtree Primary and Nursery are among the options for younger children, while the choices at secondary level include Greenside School, the Nobel School and the Thomas Alleyne Academy, which can trace its heritage back to 1558.

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

Council tax band A

Property value range

up to £40,000

Council tax charge

£1,125.95

Council tax band B

Property value range

£40,001 - £52,000

Council tax charge

£1,313.60

Council tax band C

Property value range

£52,001 - £68,000

Council tax charge

£1,501.26

Council tax band D

Property value range

£68,001 - £88,000

Council tax charge

£1,688.92

Council tax band E

Property value range

£88,001 - £120,000

Council tax charge

£2,064.24

Council tax band F

Property value range

£120,001 - £160,000

Council tax charge

£2,439.55

Council tax band G

Property value range

£160,001 - £320,000

Council tax charge

£2,814.87

Council tax band H

Property value range

£320,001 and above

Council tax charge

£3,377.84

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