Ascot conveyancing FAQs
How much council tax must I pay for a property in Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead?
Ascot is situated in Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. Council tax bands are as follows:
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How much stamp duty will I have to pay?
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How much are conveyancing fees for buying or selling a home in Ascot?
Conveyancing fees will include the conveyancer's legal fees and disbursements.
Conveyancing disbursements are the taxes and additional costs paid out on your behalf, such as HMLR registration fees and land charges. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.
Our fees for buying or selling a house in Ascot are fixed, - what we quote is what you pay
Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Ascot sale or purchase
Our online conveyancing fees calculator can give you a comprehensive conveyancing quote including all of the legal costs involved in buying and selling your home.
Will I need property searches when buying a property in Ascot?
Searches are detailed enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Ascot conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. Lenders also usually require conveyancing searches to be purchased.
I am buying a leasehold property in Ascot - what do I need to know?
Purchasing a leasehold property in the UK requires a number of extra steps when compared to buying a freehold. The many potential problems awaiting the unsuspecting purchaser can include legally technical issues like incomplete management company accounts and excessive freehold premiums.
A leasehold solicitor will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.
Does sale conveyancing take longer for leasehold?
Yes, compared to freehold conveyancing. The conveyancing for selling leasehold properties typically takes longer.
The buyer's solicitor must review this leasehold-related paperwork, including a copy of the freehold property's buildings insurance. Typically, delays are due to the time needed by to source this information.
Your conveyancing solicitor should start this process as soon as possible, because these details could take several weeks to collect if it is difficult to contact the agent responsible for managing the property or they are slow to respond.
I am buying a new build property in Ascot - what do I need to know?
The legal work for purchasing a new build property in Ascot is more complicated than buying an existing property.
A conveyancer in Ascot will need to be qualified to handle things like squaring developer incentives with lenders, confirming building regulation compliance and checking new build warranties with warranty providers, including NHBC Buildmark, Advantage and ACHI.
Our highly experienced team of new build solicitors are well versed in working with buyers towards the best possible outcome and working to tight developer deadlines.
Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Ascot property?
The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Ascot might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.
Our conveyancing solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so whether you are you are changing to an offset mortgage with Santander or to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Furness Building Society, we can help.