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Amersham Conveyancing: FAQs

Whether you are planning to sell a property in Amersham, buy your first home, transfer equity or remortgage, our Amersham conveyancing guide will address the most common questions.

Buying property in Amersham

What are the Council Tax bands in Chiltern District Council in 2022?

Amersham is situated in Chiltern District Council. Council tax bands in 2022 are as follows:

Band Buckinghamshire Council Tax (2022/23)
A £1,378.87
B £1,608.68
C £1,838.50
D £2,068.31
E £2,527.93
F £2,987.56
G £3,447.18
H £4,136.62

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Will I need property searches when buying a property in Amersham?

Searches are detailed enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Amersham conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. Lenders also usually require conveyancing searches to be purchased.

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What are conveyancing searches when buying a home and do I need them?

How long does conveyancing take when buying a leasehold flat in Amersham?

The vast majority of flats are leasehold. Leasehold houses are less common, but there are still an estimated 1 million such properties across the country. The conveyancing for a leasehold flat typically takes longer than a freehold home because there is more work involved and there is greater complexity.

Causes of numerous delays can range from incomplete managing agent information to absent freeholders.

Our specialist leasehold solicitor team look after hundreds of leasehold clients every month, and our proactive approach can mean faster conveyancing.

Selling property in Amersham

Does the conveyancing for selling leasehold take longer?

Yes, that's correct, it can take considerably longer to carry out the conveyancing on a leasehold house or flat when compared to conveyancing on a freehold house.

The buyer's conveyancer will expect to see these documents, including a copy of the freehold property's buildings insurance. The time it takes to source this information is usually the cause of these delays.

It could take several weeks to collect this information if the landlord or managing agent is slow or difficult to contact, so your lawyer ought to start this process as soon as possible.

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Selling a leasehold flat? What to do before going on the market

Remortgaging in Amersham

Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Amersham property?

Yes you will need a solicitor to handle the legal side of the remortgage.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 1.25% (June 2022). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Amersham should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

Conveyancers are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so whether you are you are changing to an interest-only mortgage with the NatWest or to a two-year discount with the Hinckley and Rugby Building Society, our remortgage team can assist.

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Transferring equity in Amersham

I want to transfer equity in my Amersham home - how does this work?

Transferring equity in a residential property can be complicated. Most people complete the transfer process through a conveyancing solicitor.

Your solicitor will advise on the options for joint ownership, complete the HM Land Registry paperwork, and deal with Stamp Duty (SDLT). The solicitor can also handle the legal work for your remortgage if necessary.

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Comparing Conveyancing Quotes in Amersham

What's the difference between fees and disbursements?

Legal fees are paid to your solicitor or licensed conveyancer for completing the legal work, including the new build fee and acting for mortgage lender fee.

Disbursements are third-party costs, such as bankruptcy search fee and TT fee.

How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2022?

To properly compare Amersham conveyancing quotes, you must be aware of potential additional charges and hidden fees that could significantly increase the cost of your home move.

Our market research, carried out in July, 2022, shows the true cost of conveyancing varies considerably between solicitors.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2022?

General Amersham property lawyers FAQs

Are Amersham conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Amersham provide legal services on an hourly rate and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

Your conveyancing solicitor will work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no sneaky extras. Your quote will explain what the legal fees will be when your transaction goes through.

If, for any reason at all, your transaction does not go ahead, you will be covered by a No Move, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2022?

How we can help you

If you are buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity in a property in Amersham and need an expert conveyancing solicitor, we can take care of the legal side of your move.

We work with a panel of specialist conveyancing solicitors to deliver a stress-free moving experience.

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