Brentwood conveyancing FAQs
How much is the Council Tax in Brentwood Borough Council in 2021?
Brentwood is situated in Brentwood Borough Council. Council tax bands are as follows:
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Are Brentwood conveyancing fees fixed?
Some conveyancing solicitors in Brentwood carry out the conveyancing on an hourly rate others work on a fixed fee.
Your property lawyer will work on a fixed fee basis, with no sneaky extras. Your conveyancing quote will set out what the legal fees will be when your move goes through.
If, for any reason at all, your move does not go ahead, you will be covered by a No Move, No Fee guarantee.
I'm purchasing a house in Brentwood - what searches do I need?
The search pack for a standard property includes:
- Local Authority Search
- Environmental Search
- Drainage and Water Search
- Chancel search liability
Occasionally the location of the property will warrant additional searches e.g. an HS2 search.
To see the total cost of searches on a Brentwood house or flat you can use our our online conveyancing costs calculator.
How long does the conveyancing on a leasehold property take
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 legal work for leasehold property will usually take more time than a freehold house because leasehold transactions involve more work.
Delays in leasehold transactions could include anything from an unresponsive landlord to missing leasehold documents.
Our specialist leasehold solicitor team handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month. Our proactive approach means fewer obstacles.
What do I need to know if selling a leasehold property in Brentwood?
The conveyancing process for a leasehold flat is much more protracted in comparison with a freehold house.
Leasehold complexity involves additional tasks on the part of conveyancing solicitors in Brentwood, including collating all relevant freeholder information, through to a copy of the service charge budget for the current year.
To help mitigate the delays involved in selling a leasehold property, It is highly recommended that you instruct a conveyancer as early in the process as possible, and potentially before marketing the property,.
I am buying a new build property in Brentwood - what do I need to know?
The conveyancing for buying a new build home in Brentwood can be complicated compared to other types of conveyancing.
A solicitor in Brentwood will need to be qualified to handle things like working to tight developer deadlines, negotiating new build contracts and checking new build warranties with warranty providers such as NHBC Buildmark, Advantage HCI and Ward Cole.
Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Brentwood property?
Yes you will need a solicitor to handle the legal side of the remortgage.
The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.1% (Apr 2021). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Brentwood 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, a remortgage solicitor can assist.
I want to transfer equity in my Brentwood 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.
Your next step
If you are buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity in a property in Brentwood, we can help you find an expert conveyancing solicitor.
We work with a panel of specialist conveyancing solicitors to deliver a stress-free moving experience.
- No Move, No Fee Guarantee
- Fixed fee conveyancing service
- Brentwood experts
- CQS-accredited panel solicitors
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Frequently asked questions:
- How do I speed up the conveyancing process?
- How much Stamp Duty (SDLT) will I need to pay in 2021?
- Why do I need to check my conveyancer's lender panel status before instructing?
- What do buyers need to know about conveyancing in 2021?
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