Buckingham conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in Aylesbury Vale District Council?

Buckingham is situated in Aylesbury Vale District Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Aylesbury Vale District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1184.14
B £1381.50
C £1578.85
D £1776.21
E £2170.92
F £2565.64
G £2960.35
H £3552.42

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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?

Are Buckingham conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Buckingham provide legal services on a price per hour basis others work on a fixed fee.

Our solicitors work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no unexpected 'add-ons'. Your conveyancing quote will explain what the legal fees will be when your move completes.

If, for any reason at all, your move does not go ahead, you have the peace of mind of our No Sale, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm purchasing a property in Buckingham - which searches will I need?

The standard pack includes:

  • Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Residential Environmental Search
  • Regulated Drainage and Water Search
  • Chancel liability insurance (if required)

Occasionally the location of the property will warrant specialist searches e.g. a commons registration search.

To find out the cost of searches on a Buckingham property, use our conveyancing cost calculator.

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What are conveyancing searches when buying a home and do I need them?

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

Buying a leasehold property in England or Wales can be complex. The numerous common problems awaiting an uninformed buyer can include legally technical issues like and unfair clauses in the lease.

Your conveyancing solicitor 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 it take longer to sell a leasehold property?

Yes, it can take much more time to carry out the legal work to sell a leasehold home, compared to freehold conveyancing.

The buyer's conveyancer will expect to see these documents, such as an up-to-date statement of service charges. Typically, delays are due to the time it takes the solicitor to get these documents together.

It can take weeks to collect these details if the agent responsible for managing the property is slow or difficult to contact, so your solicitor should start this process as soon as possible.

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

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

The conveyancing for buying a new build property in Buckingham is often more complex than other types of conveyancing.

An experienced solicitor in Buckingham will need to be qualified to handle things like handling unreasonable delays, investigating issues with drains and roads that serve the property and working with warranty providers, including NHBC Buildmark, Advantage and ACHI.

Our specialist team of new build conveyancing solicitors are well versed in helping buyers get a stress free move and working to tight developer deadlines.

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

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

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

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Buckingham can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

Our property lawyers are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so whether you are you are changing to a 100% mortgage with Birmingham Midshires or to a two-year discount with the Bank of Ireland, we can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender