Christchurch conveyancing FAQs
How much is the Council Tax in Christchurch Borough Council in 2021?
Christchurch is situated in Christchurch Borough Council. Council tax bands are as follows:
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.
Your fees for buying or selling a house in Christchurch are fixed, - for a standard transaction, what you are quoted is what you pay
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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.
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.
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.0
Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Christchurch property?
The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.1% (Apr 2021). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Christchurch could save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate by completing the conveyancing quickly.
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 capped-rate mortgage with the Bank of Ireland, our remortgage team can assist.
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. Your solicitor 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.
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Frequently asked questions:
- How do I speed up the conveyancing process?
- How much Stamp Duty (SDLT) will I need to pay in 2021?
- Why do I need to check my conveyancer's lender panel status before instructing?
- What do buyers need to know about conveyancing in 2021?
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