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Dronfield Conveyancing: FAQs

Our clients often have lots of questions about moving home in Dronfield, and about the conveyancing process in general. Below is a list of some of the more frequently asked questions:

Buying property in Dronfield

What are the Council Tax bands in North East Derbyshire in 2022?

Dronfield is situated in North East Derbyshire. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band North East Derbyshire Council Tax (2022/23)
A £1,375.62
B £1,604.89
C £1,834.16
D £2,063.43
E £2,521.97
F £2,980.51
G £3,439.05
H £4,126.86

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I'm purchasing a property in Dronfield which property searches will I require?

The standard pack includes:

  • Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Environmental Search
  • Regulated Water Search
  • Chancel search

Occasionally the results of the standard searches will necessitate additional searches such as a radon gas search.

To work out how much searches will cost on a Dronfield move get a conveyancing quote.

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What are conveyancing searches when buying a home and do I need them?

I am buying a leasehold property in Dronfield - what do I need to know?

Purchasing a leasehold house or flat is more complicated than buying a freehold. The numerous common problems lying in wait for an uninformed purchaser can include legally technical issues like costly and undisclosed major works and unreasonable lease extension premiums.

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?

Selling property in Dronfield

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

The legal work for a leasehold property is much more involved compared to a freehold house.

The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in Dronfield will usually undertake extra work, which could include requesting the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to ascertaining if any excess payments are anticipated.

To help mitigate the delays involved in selling a leasehold house or flat, It is highly recommended that the vendor contact a lawyer as soon as an estate agent is chosen.

Remortgaging in Dronfield

I am remortgaging a property in Dronfield - do I need a solicitor?

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 1.25% (June 2022). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Dronfield might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

Property lawyers are on the panel for all major lenders, so whether you are you are switching to an interest-only mortgage with the HSBC or to a capped-rate mortgage with the Dudley Building Society, a remortgage specialist can help.

Get a remortgage conveyancing quote

Transferring equity in Dronfield

Do I need a solicitor to transfer equity in my Dronfield home?

A 'transfer of equity' will be necessary if the ownership of a residential property needs to be changed with at least one current owner remaining on the title. A transfer will also be required 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 conveyancing solicitors can carry out the legal work on the transfer for an all-inclusive fixed fee. If you will also be remortgaging, the legal work for the remortgage can be completed at the same time as the transfer.

Get a transfer of equity conveyancing quote

Comparing Conveyancing Quotes in Dronfield

Conveyancing fees and disbursements - What's the difference?

Legal fees, such as the gifted deposit fee and acting for lender fee, are paid to your solicitor or conveyancer for the work they do.

Disbursements are third-party costs, like Drainage Search Fees or bankruptcy search fee.

How much will my conveyancing legal fees be in 2022?

When you compare conveyancing quotes for your Dronfield home move, check the fine print for potential extra fees and costs. An online quote should reflect everything required for standard conveyancing. Potential hidden fees could add £100s to your final bill.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2022?

General Dronfield property lawyers FAQs

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

Conveyancing fees include fees and disbursements.

Disbursements are the taxes and additional costs incurred on your behalf, such as HMLR fees and bankruptcy searches. Legal fees are for the solicitor's legal work.

Your solicitor's legal fees for buying or selling a house in Dronfield are fixed, which means that what you are quoted is exactly what you pay

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Dronfield home move

Our conveyancing fees calculator can give you a comprehensive conveyancing quote including all of the legal costs involved in buying and selling your home.

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How we can help you

If you are buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity in a property in Dronfield 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
  • Dronfield experts
  • CQS-accredited panel solicitors
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