Beaconsfield conveyancing FAQs

How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in South Bucks District Council?

Beaconsfield is situated in South Bucks District Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band South Bucks District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1179.55
B £1376.14
C £1572.73
D £1769.32
E £2162.50
F £2555.68
G £2948.87
H £3538.64

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How much are conveyancing fees for buying or selling a home in Beaconsfield?

Conveyancing fees are made up of 2 parts: legal fees and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the taxes and additional costs incurred on your behalf, for example HM Land Registry fees and conveyancing searches. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

Our solicitor's legal fees for buying or selling a house in Beaconsfield are fixed, so for a standard transaction, what we quote is what you pay

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Beaconsfield sale or purchase

Our conveyancing fees calculator can give you a comprehensive conveyancing quote with a comprehensive list of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Beaconsfield sale or purchase.

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

Property searches are detailed enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Beaconsfield 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 leasehold conveyancing take in Beaconsfield?

The vast majority of flats are leasehold. There are also an estimated 1 million leasehold houses throughout the country. The conveyancing for a leasehold flat can take weeks longer than a freehold home as there is more work involved and there is greater complexity.

Causes of numerous delays can range from missing leasehold documents to an absent freeholder.

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

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.

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

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

Yes.

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Beaconsfield remortgage solicitor might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

Our conveyancing team are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so no matter whether you are moving to a fixed-rate mortgage with the NatWest or to a flexible mortgage with the Harpenden Building Society, our remortgage specialists can help.

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