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Ferndown conveyancing FAQs

How much is the Council Tax in East Dorset District Council in 2021?

Ferndown is situated in East Dorset District Council. Council tax bands in 2021 are as follows:

Band Dorset Council UA Council Tax (2021/22)
A £1,412.57
B £1,648.00
C £1,883.43
D £2,118.86
E £2,589.72
F £3,060.57
G £3,531.43
H £4,237.72

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Are Ferndown conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Ferndown carry out the conveyancing on a price per hour basis and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

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

If, for whatever reason, your property sale or purchase does not go ahead, you will pay no legal fees at all with a No Sale, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2021?

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

Searches are enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Ferndown conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. Mortgage 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?

How long does conveyancing take when buying a leasehold flat in Ferndown?

Almost every flat in the UK is leasehold. There are also an estimated 1 million leasehold houses throughout the country. The legal work for leasehold property typically takes longer than a freehold house as the freeholder and/or managing agent are also involved.

Examples of delays might include anything from slow delivery of managing agents' documents to an unreachable freeholder.

Quittance's team of leasehold specialists look after hundreds of leasehold clients every month. With specialist expertise there should be far fewer delays.

Could the sale of a leasehold property be delayed?

Correct, it can take considerably longer to complete the legal work on a leasehold home,compared to the sale of a freehold property.

The solicitor acting for the buyer will expect to see this leasehold-related paperwork, like a copy of the freehold property's buildings insurance and a current statement of service charges. The time required by your solicitor to gather this paperwork is commonly the source of delays.

Your solicitor should start this process at the earliest opportunity, because the managing agent's information can take a long time to gather if it is difficult to contact the managing agent.

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Selling a leasehold flat? What to do before going on the market

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

The conveyancing process for purchasing a new build in Ferndown can be complicated compared to other types of conveyancing.

A solicitor in Ferndown will need to be qualified to handle things like ensuring that new build mortgage conditions are met, checking planning conditions have been fulfilled and registering ownership with warranty providers, including NHBC Buildmark, Advantage HCI and Protek.

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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 Ferndown property?

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

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.1% (Apr 2021). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Ferndown will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

Your conveyancing solicitor are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so no matter whether you are switching to a variable-rate with Bradford & Bingley or to a joint mortgage with the Skipton Building Society, we can help.

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I want to transfer equity in my Ferndown home - how does this work?

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.

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If you are buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity in a property in Ferndown, we can help you find an expert conveyancing solicitor.

We work with a panel of specialist conveyancing solicitors to deliver a stress-free moving experience.

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  • Fixed fee conveyancing service
  • Ferndown experts
  • CQS-accredited panel solicitors
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