Gerrards Cross conveyancing FAQs

How much council tax must I pay for a property in South Bucks District Council?

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

Band South Bucks District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1179.55
B £1376.14
C £1572.73
D £1769.32
E £2162.50
F £2555.68
G £2948.87
H £3538.64

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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

Can I claim stamp duty relief as a first time buyer?

Are Gerrards Cross conveyancing fees fixed?

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

Quittance's 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 our No Move, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

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?

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

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.

Our award-winning team of new build conveyancing solicitors are highly experienced in helping buyers get a stress free move and working to tight developer deadlines.

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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 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 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Gerrards Cross remortgage solicitor could save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate by completing the conveyancing quickly.

Our 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, our remortgage specialists can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender