Edenbridge Conveyancing: FAQs
The legal process for buying or selling a home is often complex. Our list of questions below cover the key things that Edenbridge clients often ask. If you have a specific question that isn't covered, please call 0800 022 4108 to speak to a member of our team.
Buying property in Edenbridge
How much Council Tax must I pay for a property in Sevenoaks District Council in 2022?
Edenbridge is situated in Sevenoaks District Council. Council tax bands are:
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Will I need property searches when buying a property in Edenbridge?
Conveyancing searches are detailed questions submitted to a number of authorities by Edenbridge conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. Mortgage lenders also usually require conveyancing searches to be purchased.
Selling property in Edenbridge
I am selling a leasehold property in Edenbridge - what do I need to know?
The legal work for a leasehold property is a great deal more complex than for a freehold property.
The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in Edenbridge must carry out additional work, which could include requesting the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to a copy of the lease.
In order to resolve any leasehold issues faster, It is highly recommended that the seller instruct a lawyer as soon as is practicable.
Remortgaging in Edenbridge
I am remortgaging a property in Edenbridge - do I need a solicitor?
Yes you will need a solicitor to handle the legal side of the remortgage.
The official UK base rate is currently set at 1.25% (June 2022). A good Edenbridge remortgage solicitor will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.
Property lawyers can act for most UK lenders, so whether you are you are switching to a variable-rate with Barclays Bank or to a two-year discount with the Swansea Building Society, our remortgage team can assist.
Transferring equity in Edenbridge
Will I need a solicitor in order to transfer equity in my Edenbridge property?
If your property is owned by one or more people and you wish to transfer ownership the property to someone else, you will need a solicitor to carry out a 'Transfer of Equity'. Your conveyancing solicitor can complete the process quickly for a low fixed fee. Your solicitor can also complete the legal work on an associated remortgage at the same time.
Comparing Conveyancing Quotes in Edenbridge
Conveyancing fees and disbursements - What's the difference?
Legal fees are paid to your property lawyer. Depending on your circumstances, these could include a leasehold fee or acting for mortgage lender fee.
Disbursements are costs paid to third parties, such as indemnity insurance providers.
How much should I be paying for conveyancing in 2022?
Market research in July, 2022 shows that the actual cost of conveyancing can vary significantly between property lawyers.
To accurately compare Edenbridge conveyancing quotes, you should be aware of the potential additional fees charged by some solicitors that could increase the cost of your property sale or purchase.
General Edenbridge property lawyers FAQs
Are Edenbridge conveyancing fees fixed?
Some conveyancing solicitors in Edenbridge offer services on a price per hour basis others work on a fixed fee.
Some conveyancing solicitors work on a fixed fee basis, with no hidden fees. Your detailed quote will explain in detail what the legal fees will be when your move completes.
If, for any reason at all, your move does not go ahead, you will pay no legal fees at all with a No Move, No Fee guarantee.
How long does the conveyancing on a leasehold property take
Almost all flats are leasehold. Leasehold houses are less common, but there are still an estimated 1 million such properties across the country. The legal work for leasehold property will usually take more time than freehold property because there is more to prepare and there is greater complexity.
Varied factors, such as uncontactable landlords or missing leasehold documents, can lead to serious delays.
Our specialist leasehold solicitor team handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month. With specialist expertise there should be far fewer delays.
How we can help you
If you are buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity in a property in Edenbridge 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
- Edenbridge experts
- CQS-accredited panel solicitors
All-inclusive quote from £384 inc VAT