Great Missenden conveyancing FAQs

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

Great Missenden is situated in Chiltern District Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Chiltern District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1189.71
B £1388.00
C £1586.28
D £1784.57
E £2181.14
F £2577.71
G £2974.28
H £3569.14

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Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

How much stamp duty will I have to pay?

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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

How much are conveyancing fees for buying or selling a home in Great Missenden?

Conveyancing fees can be broken down into the conveyancer's legal fees and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the third-party costs incurred on your behalf, e.g. Stamp Duty or searches. Legal fees are for the solicitor's legal work.

Our legal fees for buying or selling a house in Great Missenden are fixed, so for a standard conveyancing transaction, what we quote is what you pay

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Great Missenden home move

Our conveyancing fees calculator gives you a detailed fixed fee quote with a detailed breakdown of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Great Missenden sale or purchase.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm purchasing a property in Great Missenden which property searches will I require?

The standard search pack will include:

  • Local Authority Search
  • Regulated Drainage and Water Search
  • Environmental Search
  • Chancel liability insurance

On occasion the results of the standard searches will necessitate specialist searches such as a specialist environmental search.

To work out the cost of searches on a Great Missenden house or flat, try our online conveyancing costs calculator.

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

How long does leasehold conveyancing take in Great Missenden?

The vast majority of flats are leasehold. There are also an estimated 1 million leasehold houses throughout the country. The conveyancing for a leasehold flat can take weeks longer than a freehold home as there is more work involved and there is greater complexity.

Causes of numerous delays can range from missing leasehold documents to an absent freeholder.

Our expert leasehold conveyancing team look after hundreds of leasehold clients every month, and our proactive approach can mean faster conveyancing.

Does the conveyancing for selling leasehold take longer?

Correct, it can take much more time to carry out the conveyancing on leasehold properties,compared to the sale of a freehold property.

The buyer's solicitor will need to review several leasehold-related documents, like a copy of the freehold property's buildings insurance and details of any breaches by other leaseholders. Delays are usually the result of the time required by your lawyer to get these documents together.

It can take a long time to gather this information if the managing agent or landlord is slow or difficult to contact, so the solicitor should commence this even before you have found a buyer.

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

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

The conveyancing process for acquiring a new build in Great Missenden can be complicated compared to other types of conveyancing.

A property lawyer in Great Missenden will need to be qualified to handle things like checking new build mortgage procedures are followed, ensuring new estate roads are adopted and registering ownership with warranty providers such as NHBC Buildmark, Advantage HCI and BOPAS.

Our award-winning team of new build conveyancers are highly experienced in working with buyers towards a successful transaction 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 Great Missenden property?

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

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Great Missenden might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

Our property lawyers are on the panel for all major lenders, so no matter whether you are moving to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Bank of Scotland or to a joint mortgage with the Yorkshire Building Society, our remortgage specialists can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender