Bushey conveyancing FAQs

How much council tax must I pay for a property in Hertsmere Borough Council?

Bushey is situated in Hertsmere Borough Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Hertsmere Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1124.21
B £1311.58
C £1498.95
D £1686.32
E £2061.06
F £2435.80
G £2810.53
H £3372.64

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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 Bushey?

Conveyancing fees can be broken down into the solicitor's legal and disbursements.

Disbursements are the taxes and additional costs paid out on your behalf, e.g. Stamp Duty or property searches. Legal fees are for the solicitor's legal work.

Our legal fees for buying or selling a house in Bushey are fixed, meaning for a standard conveyancing transaction, what we quote is exactly what you pay

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Bushey move

Our online conveyancing fees calculator can give you a comprehensive conveyancing quote with a detailed breakdown of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Bushey sale or purchase.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

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

The standard pack includes:

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

Sometimes the solicitor will recommend additional searches such as a radon gas search.

To see how much searches will cost on a Bushey move, use our 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 Bushey - what do I need to know?

Buying a leasehold property in England or Wales can be complex when compared to purchasing a freehold. The many potential problems awaiting the unsuspecting purchaser can include legally technical issues like sinking fund issues and unfair clauses in the lease.

A leasehold 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?

I am selling a leasehold property in Bushey - what do I need to know?

Conveyancing for a leasehold flat or house is significantly more difficult than for a more straightforward freehold house.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Bushey must carry out additional tasks, including obtaining the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to insurance details.

To help mitigate the delays involved in selling a leasehold house or flat, It is highly recommended that the seller instruct a conveyancer as soon as possible.

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

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

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Bushey remortgage solicitor will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

Our conveyancing solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so whether you are you are moving to a flexible mortgage with Barclays Bank or to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Yorkshire Building Society, we can help.

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