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Crowthorne Conveyancing: FAQs

Our Crowthorne conveyancing experts answer some the most frequent questions asked by clients who are buying or selling a Crowthorne property, or planning a remortgage or transfer of equity.

Buying property in Crowthorne

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

The conveyancing process for purchasing a new build property in Crowthorne is more complicated than buying an existing property.

Your solicitor in Crowthorne will need to be qualified to handle things like handling unreasonable delays, spotting incomplete agreements for roads and sewers and registering ownership with warranty providers such as NHBC, Advantage and Aedis.

Read more:

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

What you need to check before buying a new build home.

How much is the Council Tax in Bracknell Forest Council in 2022?

Crowthorne is situated in Bracknell Forest Council. Council tax bands are:

Band Bracknell Forest Council Tax (2022/23)
A £1,240.61
B £1,447.37
C £1,654.14
D £1,860.91
E £2,274.45
F £2,687.98
G £3,101.52
H £3,721.82

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Are you paying more Council Tax than you should be?

I'm purchasing a home in Crowthorne - what searches do I need?

The standard pack includes:

  • Official or Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Residential Environmental Search
  • Regulated Water Search
  • Chancel liability insurance

Occasionally the location of the property will warrant further searches e.g. a radon gas search.

To check the total cost of searches on a Crowthorne property, try 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 Crowthorne - what do I need to know?

Purchasing a leasehold house or flat can be very involved. The many potential problems lying in wait for the unsuspecting buyer can include legally technical issues like costly and undisclosed major works and freeholds sold without first refusal to leaseholders.

A specialist leasehold 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 Crowthorne

Is there anything to be aware of if selling a leasehold property in Crowthorne?

The legal work for a leasehold flat (leasehold houses are not common) is a great deal more protracted compared to a freehold house.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Crowthorne will usually undertake additional tasks, such as obtaining an up-to-date service charge statement, through to ascertaining if a license to assign is required.

So as to resolve any leasehold-related delays sooner, It is highly recommended that you instruct a property lawyer as soon as the decision is made to sell.

Remortgaging in Crowthorne

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

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

The base rate is now at 1.25% (June 2022). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Crowthorne should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

Your conveyancing solicitor can act for most UK lenders, so whether you are you are moving to a tracker with Santander or to a repayment mortgage with the Market Harborough Building Society, we can assist.

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Transferring equity in Crowthorne

Will I need a solicitor in order to transfer equity in my Crowthorne home?

A 'transfer of equity' will be required if the ownership structure of the Crowthorne 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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Comparing Conveyancing Quotes in Crowthorne

What are conveyancing disbursements?

Legal fees are paid to your solicitor or licensed conveyancer for completing the legal work, including the leasehold fee and acting for lender fee.

Disbursements are third-party costs, such as HMLR office copies and SDLT.

How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2022?

To properly compare Crowthorne conveyancing quotes, you must be aware of potential additional charges and hidden fees that could significantly increase the cost of your home move.

Our market research, carried out in July, 2022, shows the true cost of conveyancing varies considerably between solicitors.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2022?

General Crowthorne property lawyers FAQs

Are Crowthorne conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Crowthorne carry out the conveyancing on an hourly 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 conveyancing fees and costs will be when your sale or purchase completes.

If, for whatever reason, your sale or purchase 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 Crowthorne 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
  • Crowthorne experts
  • CQS-accredited panel solicitors
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