Harborough conveyancing FAQs
What are the council tax bands in Leicester City Council?
Harborough is situated in Leicester City Council. Council tax bands are:
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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.
Our solicitor's legal fees for buying or selling a house in Harborough are fixed, - for a standard transaction, what we quote 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.
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.
I am buying a leasehold property in Harborough - what do I need to know?
is 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.
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.
Our specialist team of new build conveyancers are experts in helping buyers get the best outcome and working to tight developer deadlines.
I am remortgaging a property in Harborough - do I need a solicitor?
The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Harborough should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.
Our 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.