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Atherton Conveyancing: FAQs

If you have a Atherton conveyancing question you would like answered, we can help. If your question isn't listed below, please call us on 0800 022 4108 to speak to a member of our friendly property legal team.

Buying property in Atherton

I am buying a new build property in Atherton - what do I need to know?

The conveyancing process for acquiring a new build home in Atherton is often more complex than other types of conveyancing.

A conveyancing solicitor in Atherton must be able to deal with things like dealing with lender conditions, handling withdrawal under the Consumer Code for Housebuilders and registering ownership with warranty providers, including NHBC, Advantage and Build Assure.

Read more:

Buying a new build property off plan - what you need to know.

What you need to check before buying a new build home.

How much is the Council Tax in Lancaster City Council in 2022?

Atherton is situated in Lancaster City Council. Council tax bands are:

Band Lancaster Council Tax (2022/23)
A £1,395.34
B £1,627.90
C £1,860.45
D £2,093.01
E £2,558.12
F £3,023.24
G £3,488.35
H £4,186.02

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

Property searches are questions submitted to a number of authorities by Atherton 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?

I am buying a leasehold property in Atherton - what do I need to know?

can be very involved. The many potential complications lying in wait for the unsuspecting purchaser can include legally technical issues like unreasonable managing agent fees and freeholds sold without first refusal to leaseholders.

Your conveyancing solicitor will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

Read more:

What you need to know about buying a leasehold property

Should I be wary of buying a leasehold house?

Should I buy a property with a short lease?

Selling property in Atherton

I am selling a leasehold property in Atherton - what do I need to know?

The conveyancing process for a leasehold flat is a great deal more specialised than for a more straightforward freehold house.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Atherton will usually undertake extra work, which could include collating all relevant freeholder information, through to ascertaining if the incoming lessee (i.e. the seller) is required to buy a share in the building's management company.

In order to resolve any leasehold issues faster, It is strongly advised that the vendor contact a lawyer as soon as is practicable.

Remortgaging in Atherton

I am remortgaging a property in Atherton - do I need a solicitor?

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The base rate is now at 1.25% (June 2022). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Atherton will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

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Transferring equity in Atherton

I want to transfer equity in my Atherton property - how does this work?

The equity transfer process can be complex. Most people complete the transfer process with the help of a conveyancing solicitor.

A solicitor will advise on the various options for joint ownership, complete the registration process, deal with Stamp Duty (SDLT) and handle the legal work for a remortgage if required.

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Comparing Conveyancing Quotes in Atherton

Conveyancing fees and disbursements - What's the difference?

Legal fees, such as the leasehold fee and acting for lender fee, are paid to your solicitor or conveyancer for the work they do.

Disbursements are third-party costs, like Landlord's registration fee or HMLR registration.

How much will my conveyancing legal fees be in 2022?

When you compare conveyancing quotes for your Atherton home move, check the fine print for potential extra fees and costs. An online quote should reflect everything required for standard conveyancing. Potential hidden fees could add £100s to your final bill.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2022?

General Atherton property lawyers FAQs

Are Atherton conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Atherton carry out the conveyancing on an hourly rate.

Some solicitors work on a fixed fee basis, with no hidden fees. Your detailed quote will set out exactly what the legal fees will be when your home sale or purchase completes.

If, for whatever reason, your home sale or purchase does not go ahead, you would 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 Atherton and need an expert conveyancing solicitor, we can take care of the legal side of your move.

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