Bracknell conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in Bracknell Forest Council?

Bracknell is situated in Bracknell Forest Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band Bracknell Forest Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1056.29
B £1232.34
C £1408.39
D £1584.44
E £1936.54
F £2288.64
G £2640.73
H £3168.88

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Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

How much stamp duty will I have to pay?

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Read more about stamp duty:

What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

Can I claim stamp duty relief as a first time buyer?

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

Conveyancing fees will include the solicitor's legal and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the third-party costs incurred on behalf of a buyer or seller, e.g. Stamp Duty Land Tax or freeholder fees. Legal fees are for the solicitor's legal work.

Our conveyancing fees for buying or selling a house in Bracknell are fixed, so for a standard conveyancing transaction, what we quote is what you pay

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Bracknell sale or purchase

Our conveyancing fees calculator gives you a detailed fixed fee quote with a detailed breakdown of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Bracknell sale or purchase.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

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

Property searches are detailed enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Bracknell conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. Mortgage 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 Bracknell - what do I need to know?

Buying a leasehold property in the UK can be very involved. The many potential traps awaiting the unsuspecting purchaser can include legally technical issues like unpaid service charges by the existing leaseholder and onerous clauses in the lease.

A good property lawyer will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

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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?

Does sale conveyancing take longer for leasehold?

Yes, that's correct, it can take considerably longer to conduct the conveyancing to sell leasehold properties, compared to freehold conveyancing.

The buyer's solicitor will need to review this leasehold-related paperwork, like management company information and an up-to-date statement of service charges. The time needed by your solicitor to gather this paperwork is commonly the source of delays.

Your solicitor ought to start this process at the earliest opportunity, as this paperwork can take a long time to gather if it is difficult to contact the managing agent.

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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 Bracknell property?

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Bracknell remortgage solicitor might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

Our property lawyers can act for most UK lenders, so no matter whether you are moving to a fixed-rate mortgage with the HSBC or to a long-term fixed mortgage with the Darlington Building Society, Quittance can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender