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Conveyancing solicitors work through the legal aspects of moving home. They organise conveyancing searches on the property and local area. These searches can uncover risks of flooding, radon gas, and subsidence issues.

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    FAQs About Conveyancing in Hemel Hempstead

    When buying in Hemel Hempstead, the average conveyancing fee is £1,490 To sell a property in Hemel Hempstead, you will expect to pay £1,430 in solicitor fees. The conveyancing process will take around 182 days to complete.

    The UK Flood Map does display some areas as medium risk in Hemel Hempstead, but the majority of the town isn't at a risk. Radon levels are between 1-3% and subsidence is an issue in the area. This displays the importance of hiring a conveyancer. 

    Why Hire a Hemel Hempstead Conveyancer?

    A conveyancer is needed when purchasing a property. They talk you through the legal process and handle all aspects of this.

    A conveyancer sets a house completion date and liaises with your mortgage lender. Their role is one of the most important aspects of the home buying process.

    Hemel Hempstead is a town located around 25 miles away from Central London. This makes it a popular location for both working professionals and families. It’s part of the Dacorum district of Hertfordshire.

    From April 2021 - April 2022, 69 new properties, and 2,474 existing properties were sold in the area. House prices in Hemel Hempstead saw an increase in October 2021 when detached properties increased by 10.45%.

    When an offer has been placed, your conveyancing solicitor can begin the conveyancing process. This includes:

    • Exchanging contacts
    • Paying disbursements
    • Stamp duty
    • Carrying out all conveyancing searches
    • Checking the contracts
    • Setting a completion date

    Your conveyancer will explain the legal jargon to you. If you buy a leasehold property, they will complete the extra paperwork and conveyancing needed.

    Data taken from UK House Price Index.

    How Much are Conveyancing Solicitor Fees in Hemel Hempstead?

    When buying in Hemel Hempstead, the average conveyancing fee is £1,490. Solicitor fees to buy leasehold properties are approximately £1,650.

    To sell a freehold property in Hemel Hempstead, you will expect to pay £1,430 in solicitor fees. The cost is slightly increased for leasehold properties at £1,580.

    These figures are based on the average house price in Hemel Hempstead, which is £473,516 (July 2022).

    You are required to pay for a Local Authority Search. The Dacorum Council website states this costs £115.80 including VAT. You need to factor in costs of disbursements and legal fees too.

    Data taken from Compare My Move’s Moving House Calculator and UK House Price Index.

    How Long Does Conveyancing Take in Hemel Hempstead?

    Conveyancing does take up the majority of the time in the house-buying process. Being located in the East of England, the conveyancing process will take around 182 days to complete. The average conveyancing time for England is 159 days. You will be waiting longer for completion in Hemel Hempstead.

    The total time from start to completion in Hemel Hempstead is 297 days, in comparison to the national average of 274 days. Properties in this area take longer on average to sell.

    The conveyancing process times are a rough average and this will differ depending on each circumstance. For example, leasehold properties will take longer to complete. The process will lengthen if there’s more paperwork to complete.

    Data taken from Get Agent.

    What to Expect From Conveyancing Searches in Hemel Hempstead?

    Conveyancing searches are such a pivotal part of the house-buying process. They help to highlight any potential legal and environmental issues with the property. This includes radon gas levels, flooding risks and subsidence.

    Your conveyancer will complete the following searches:

    • Local Authority Search
    • Environmental Search
    • Water and Drainage Search

    The river Gade runs through Hemel Hempstead. The flood risks for this river are not overly concerning. However, the UK Flood Map does display some areas as a medium risk. This is near Apsley station and Frogmore End.

    Hemel Hempstead has low levels of radon gas detected in the area. The UK Radon map shows a percentage of 1-3%. While this is relatively low, the gas is still present.

    The ground in Hemel Hempstead has been detected as being unstable in some areas by the Hertfordshire Government report. It also displays issues with subsidence. This is backed up by Geobear’s UK Subsidence Map which displays Hemel Hempstead as an area with issues of subsidence.

    This is due to the area being previously known for its chalk mines and its close proximity to London. Areas with a high population are more likely to experience subsidence issues.

    Data taken from, Get The Data, Geobear's Subsidence Map, and UK Radon Map.