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Bungay conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in Waveney District Council?

Bungay is situated in Waveney District Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

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Are Bungay conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Bungay offer their services on an hourly basis and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

Our expert solicitors work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no additional fees hidden in the small print. Your detailed quote will set out what you will pay when your sale or purchase completes.

If, for whatever reason, your sale or purchase does not go ahead, you will pay no legal fees at all with our No Move, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2021?

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

Searches are detailed enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Bungay 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 Bungay?

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 can take weeks more to complete than a freehold home as there are more parties involved.

Examples of delays might include anything from incomplete service charge accounts to an unresponsive landlord.

Quittance's team of leasehold specialists complete the legal work for 100's of leasehold purchases each month. With specialist expertise there should be far fewer delays.

Could the sale of a leasehold property be delayed?

Compared to freehold property, yes. The conveyancing for selling leasehold houses or flats can result in long delays.

The solicitor acting for the buyer will need to review several leasehold-related documents, like a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property and details of any breaches by other leaseholders. The time needed by your lawyer to gather this paperwork is the common cause of such delays.

It can take a long time to gather these details if it is difficult to contact the landlord or managing agent, so your conveyancing solicitor should commence this before a buyer has even been found.

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

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

The legal work for buying a new build home in Bungay is more complicated than buying an existing property.

An experienced solicitor in Bungay will need to be qualified to handle things like handling equity loan schemes, investigating issues with drains and roads that serve the property and registering ownership with warranty providers such as NHBC Buildmark, Advantage and CRL.

Our specialist team of new build conveyancing solicitors are highly experienced in representing buyers to achieve the best outcome 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 Bungay property?

Yes you will need a solicitor to handle the legal side of the remortgage.

The base rate is now at 0.1% (Jan 2021). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Bungay could save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate by completing the conveyancing quickly.

Our network of solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so whether you are you are moving to a fixed-rate mortgage with Lloyds Bank or to a variable-rate mortgage with the Allied Irish Bank, our remortgage team can assist.

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Will I need a solicitor to transfer equity in my Bungay property?

A 'transfer of equity' will be necessary if the ownership of a residential property needs to be changed with at least one current owner remaining on the title. A transfer will also be required if the property is being gifted to a child or relative. The legal process of transferring equity differs from an outright purchase or sale. Our panel of conveyancing solicitors can carry out the legal work on the transfer for an all-inclusive fixed fee. If you will also be remortgaging, the legal work for the remortgage can be completed at the same time as the transfer.

How can Quittance help?

If you are buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity in a property in Bungay, our panel of expert conveyancing solicitors can help.

We aim to deliver a stress-free moving experience. We focus on proactive communication to help drive your sale or purchase forwards.

  • No Move, No Fee Guarantee
  • Fixed fee conveyancing service
  • Bungay experts
  • CQS-accredited panel solicitors
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