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Christchurch conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in Christchurch Borough Council?

Christchurch is situated in Christchurch Borough Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

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How much are conveyancing fees for buying or selling a home in Christchurch?

Conveyancing fees are made up of 2 parts: legal fees and disbursements.

Disbursements are the third-party costs incurred on your behalf, for example Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) and bankruptcy searches. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

Our fees for buying or selling a house in Christchurch are fixed, - for a standard transaction, what we quote is what you pay

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Christchurch move

Our conveyancing fees calculator gives an instant conveyancing quote with a detailed breakdown of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Christchurch sale or purchase.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2021?

I'm buying a property in Christchurch - what searches do I need?

The standard search pack will include:

  • Official or Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Drainage and Water Search
  • Environmental Search
  • Chancel search

On occasion the solicitor will advise further searches such as a British waterways search.

To work out the total cost of searches on a Christchurch purchase 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 Christchurch - what do I need to know?

Purchasing a leasehold property in the UK requires a number of extra steps when compared to buying a freehold. The many potential problems awaiting the unsuspecting purchaser can include legally technical issues like incomplete management company accounts and excessive freehold premiums.

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?

What do I need to know if selling a leasehold property in Christchurch?

Conveyancing for a leasehold flat (houses are rarely leasehold) is a great deal more time-consuming compared to a freehold house.

The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in Christchurch must undertake extra work, for example sourcing all relevant freeholder information, through to ascertaining if any excess payments are anticipated.

To reduce leasehold-related delays, It is recommended that the seller instruct a conveyancer as soon as possible, and ideally before marketing the property,.

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

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

Your solicitor in Christchurch must be able to deal with things like squaring developer incentives with lenders, handling initial Land Registry registration and registering ownership with warranty providers, including NHBC, Advantage and CRL.

Our highly experienced team of new build solicitors are well versed in helping buyers get a successful transaction 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 Christchurch property?

Yes.

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

Quittance's 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 capped-rate mortgage with the Bank of Ireland, our remortgage team can assist.

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

A 'transfer of equity' will be required if the ownership structure of the Christchurch property needs to be changed, but at least one of the current owners will remain on the title, or 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 solicitors can carry out the legal process for you for a guaranteed fixed fee. If you will also be remortgaging, this 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 Christchurch, 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
  • Christchurch experts
  • CQS-accredited panel solicitors
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