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Fareham Conveyancing: FAQs

Our Fareham experts tackle some of the conveyancing questions we are often asked. Whether you are buying your first home in Fareham, selling a property, remortgaging or transferring equity.

Buying property in Fareham

How much is the Council Tax in Fareham Borough Council in 2022?

Fareham is situated in Fareham Borough Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band Fareham Council Tax (2022/23)
A £1,251.98
B £1,460.64
C £1,669.30
D £1,877.97
E £2,295.30
F £2,712.62
G £3,129.95
H £3,755.94

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Will I need property searches when buying a property in Fareham?

Property searches are questions submitted to a number of authorities by Fareham conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. Lenders also usually require conveyancing searches to be purchased.

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

Selling property in Fareham

What do I need to know if selling a leasehold property in Fareham?

The conveyancing process for a leasehold flat (leasehold houses are not common) is a great deal more complicated compared to a freehold house.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Fareham will need to conduct extra work, which could include sourcing the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to ascertaining if a license to assign is required.

To reduce leasehold-related delays, It is recommended that the seller instruct a lawyer as soon as is practicable.

Remortgaging in Fareham

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

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

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

A network of solicitors acting for all major lenders - so no matter whether you are switching to a variable-rate with the Bank of Scotland or to a joint mortgage with Birmingham Midshires, we can assist.

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Transferring equity in Fareham

Can Quittance help with the conveyancing for a transfer of equity on my Fareham property?

If you wish to gift or transfer your share of a property you jointly own to someone else, you will need a solicitor to complete the 'Transfer of Equity'. For a low fixed fee, Your conveyancing solicitor will handle all the legal work for a equity transfer, and they can also complete remortgage conveyancing work at the same time.

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Comparing Conveyancing Quotes in Fareham

Conveyancing fees and disbursements - What's the difference?

Legal fees are paid to your solicitor or licensed conveyancer for completing the legal work, including the unregistered land fee and Help to Buy fee.

Disbursements are third-party costs, such as Land Registry fees and Stamp Duty Land Tax.

How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2022?

To properly compare Fareham 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 Fareham property lawyers FAQs

Are Fareham conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Fareham offer their services on an hourly rate and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

Other solicitors work on a fixed fee basis, with no nasty surprises. Your conveyancing quote will set out exactly what the legal fees will be when your house purchase or sale goes through.

If, for whatever reason, your house purchase or sale does not go ahead, you will be covered by a No Move, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2022?

How long does leasehold conveyancing take?

The vast majority of 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 a leasehold home typically takes longer than freehold property because there is more to prepare and the freeholder and/or managing agent are also involved.

Causes of numerous delays can range from incomplete service charge accounts to an unresponsive landlord.

Our expert leasehold conveyancing team handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month, and our proactive approach can mean faster conveyancing.

How we can help you

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