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Harborough conveyancing FAQs

What are the Council Tax bands in Leicester City Council in 2021?

Harborough is situated in Leicester City Council. Council tax bands are:

Band Leicester UA Council Tax (2021/22)
A £1,276.95
B £1,489.77
C £1,702.59
D £1,915.42
E £2,341.07
F £2,766.72
G £3,192.37
H £3,830.84

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

Conveyancing fees can be broken down into legal fees and disbursements.

Disbursements are the extra third-party costs paid out on your behalf, e.g. Land Registry fees or indemnity policies. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

Your solicitor's legal fees for buying or selling a house in Harborough are fixed, - for a standard transaction, what you are quoted is what you pay

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Harborough property sale or purchase

Our conveyancing fees calculator gives an instant conveyancing quote with a comprehensive list of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Harborough sale or purchase.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2021?

I'm buying a home in Harborough which property searches will I require?

The standard search pack will include:

  • Official or Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Drainage and Water Search
  • Environmental Search
  • Chancel search

Occasionally the results of the standard searches will necessitate further searches , for example a flood search.

To check the cost of searches on a Harborough property, use 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 Harborough - what do I need to know?

Selling a leasehold propertyis significantly more complex than buying a freehold property. The many potential traps awaiting the unsuspecting purchaser can include legally technical issues like unreasonable managing agent fees and freeholds sold without first refusal to leaseholders.

Your conveyancing 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?

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

The legal work for a leasehold flat (leasehold houses are not common) is significantly more technical than for a freehold house.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Harborough must carry out extra work, including requesting the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to a copy of the insurance policy schedule.

To help mitigate the delays involved in selling a leasehold house or flat, It is strongly advised that the seller instruct a solicitor as soon as the property is marketed, if not before.

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

The conveyancing for purchasing a new build home in Harborough is more complicated than buying an existing property.

An experienced solicitor in Harborough must be able to deal with things like liaising with the builder's onsite sales team, administering Help to Buy purchases and working with warranty providers, including NHBC, Advantage and Capital Warranties.

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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.

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

Yes.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.1% (Apr 2021). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Harborough should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

Conveyancers can act for most UK lenders, so whether you are you are changing to an interest-only mortgage with Lloyds Bank or to a discounted-rate mortgage with Virgin Money, we can help.

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

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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