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Gerrards Cross Conveyancing: FAQs

Conveyancing for buying or selling a property is complex. To help Gerrards Cross clients navigate the legal process, we have put together a list of common questions. If you have a specific question about Gerrards Cross conveyancing that we haven't covered here, please call 0800 022 4108 to speak to a member of our team.

Buying property in Gerrards Cross

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

The conveyancing process for purchasing a new build property in Gerrards Cross is more complicated than buying an existing property.

A solicitor in Gerrards Cross must be able to deal with things like dealing with failures to arrange warranty provider inspections, confirming building regulation compliance and working with warranty providers such as NHBC Buildmark, Advantage and ICW.

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How much Council Tax must I pay for a property in South Bucks District Council in 2022?

Gerrards Cross is situated in South Bucks District Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band Buckinghamshire Council Tax (2022/23)
A £1,378.87
B £1,608.68
C £1,838.50
D £2,068.31
E £2,527.93
F £2,987.56
G £3,447.18
H £4,136.62

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

The standard pack includes:

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

Occasionally the initial search results will recommend additional searches e.g. an HS2 search.

To check how much searches will cost on a Gerrards Cross purchase, try our 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 Gerrards Cross - what do I need to know?

can be complex when compared to purchasing a freehold. The many potential complications lying in wait for the unsuspecting purchaser can include legally technical issues like sinking fund issues and unreasonable lease extension premiums.

Your 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 Gerrards Cross

Does a leasehold property take longer to sell?

Yes, it can take much longer to complete the legal work on leasehold properties,compared to the sale of a freehold property.

The buyer's conveyancer will expect to see several leasehold-related documents, like a copy of the freehold property's buildings insurance and details of any breaches by other leaseholders. The time it takes the seller's conveyancer to get these documents together is commonly the source of delays.

The seller's solicitor should start this process at the earliest opportunity, as these details can take weeks to collect if the landlord or managing agent is slow or difficult to contact.

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

Remortgaging in Gerrards Cross

Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Gerrards Cross property?

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 Gerrards Cross remortgage solicitor could save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate by completing the conveyancing quickly.

Conveyancers can act for most UK lenders, so whether you are you are moving to a 95% mortgage with the Royal Bank of Scotland or to a joint mortgage with the Monmouthshire Building Society, a remortgage specialist can help.

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Transferring equity in Gerrards Cross

I want to transfer equity in my Gerrards Cross home - will I need a solicitor?

If your property is owned by one or more people and you wish to give or transfer your share of the property to someone else, you will need a conveyancing solicitor to carry out a 'Transfer of Equity'. Quittance's panel of property solicitors can complete the process quickly for a low fixed fee. Your solicitor can also complete the legal work for a remortgage at the same time.

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Comparing Conveyancing Quotes in Gerrards Cross

What's the difference between fees and disbursements?

Legal fees are paid to your solicitor or licensed conveyancer for completing the legal work, including the leasehold fee and mortgage fee.

Disbursements are third-party costs, such as ID verification and Property searches.

How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2022?

To properly compare Gerrards Cross 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 Gerrards Cross property lawyers FAQs

Are Gerrards Cross conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Gerrards Cross carry out the conveyancing on a price per hour basis.

Some solicitors work on a fixed legal fee basis, with no hidden fees. Your conveyancing quote will explain in detail what the fees and disbursements will be when your property transaction completes.

If, for any reason at all, your property transaction does not go ahead, you have the peace of mind of a No Move, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2022?

How we can help you

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