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Crowthorne conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in Bracknell Forest Council?

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

Band Bracknell Forest Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1056.29
B £1232.34
C £1408.39
D £1584.44
E £1936.54
F £2288.64
G £2640.73
H £3168.88

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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 our No Sale, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

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.

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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?

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.

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.

Our highly experienced team of new build solicitors are experts in helping buyers get a stress free move 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 Crowthorne 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 Crowthorne should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

Our conveyancing solicitors 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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