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Buckingham Conveyancing: FAQs

The legal process for buying or selling a home can be daunting. We have put together a list of questions that Buckingham conveyancing clients often ask us, to help you get your sale or purchase started. Please call us on 0800 022 4108 if you have anything you would like to discuss in more detail.

Buying property in Buckingham

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.

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

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How much is the Council Tax in Aylesbury Vale District Council in 2022?

Buckingham is situated in Aylesbury Vale District Council. Council tax bands in 2022 are as follows:

Band Buckinghamshire Council Tax (2022/23)
A £1,378.87
B £1,608.68
C £1,838.50
D £2,068.31
E £2,527.93
F £2,987.56
G £3,447.18
H £4,136.62

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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.

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 Buckingham

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.

Read more:

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

Remortgaging in Buckingham

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 1.25% (June 2022). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Buckingham can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

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.

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Transferring equity in Buckingham

I want to transfer equity in my Buckingham home - will I need a solicitor?

Transferring equity in a residential property can be complicated. Most people complete the transfer process through a conveyancing solicitor.

Your solicitor will advise on the options for joint ownership, complete the HM Land Registry paperwork, and deal with Stamp Duty (SDLT). The solicitor can also handle the legal work for your remortgage if necessary.

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Comparing Conveyancing Quotes in Buckingham

What are conveyancing disbursements?

Legal fees, such as the shared ownership fee and buy-to-let fee, are paid to your solicitor or conveyancer for the work they do.

Disbursements are third-party costs, like Land Registration fees or ID verification.

How much will my conveyancing legal fees be in 2022?

When you compare conveyancing quotes for your Buckingham 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 Buckingham property lawyers FAQs

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.

Your solicitor will 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 a No Sale, 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 Buckingham and need an expert conveyancing solicitor, we can take care of the legal side of your move.

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
  • Buckingham experts
  • CQS-accredited panel solicitors
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