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Havant Conveyancing: FAQs

Our Havant conveyancing experts tackle some of the common questions we get asked by home buyers and sellers.

Buying property in Havant

How much is the Council Tax in Havant District Council in 2022?

Havant is situated in Havant District Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band Havant Council Tax (2022/23)
A £1,281.49
B £1,495.07
C £1,708.65
D £1,922.23
E £2,349.39
F £2,776.55
G £3,203.72
H £3,844.46

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I'm buying a home in Havant - what searches do I need?

The standard pack includes:

  • Official or Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Environmental Search
  • Regulated Drainage and Water Search
  • Chancel liability insurance (if required)

Sometimes the initial search results will recommend specialist searches such as a mining search.

To work out the cost of searches on a Havant house or flat you can use our our conveyancing 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 Havant - what do I need to know?

Buying a leasehold flat in the UK is more complicated than buying a freehold. The many potential problems lying in wait for an uninformed purchaser can include legally technical issues like sinking fund issues and unreasonable lease extension premiums.

An experienced leasehold conveyancer 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 Havant

Could the sale of a leasehold property be delayed?

Yes, compared to freehold conveyancing. The legal work for selling leasehold houses or flats can be seriously delayed.

The buyer's solicitor must review several leasehold-related documents, like a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property and an up-to-date statement of service charges. The time needed by the solicitor to source this information is the common cause of such delays.

It could take several weeks to collect this paperwork if it is difficult to contact the managing agent or landlord or they are slow to respond, so your conveyancing solicitor should commence this as soon as possible.

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

Remortgaging in Havant

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

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 1.25% (June 2022). A good Havant remortgage solicitor might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

Conveyancing solicitors can act for most UK lenders, so no matter whether you are moving to an offset mortgage with the NatWest or to a joint mortgage with the Coventry Building Society, we can help.

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Transferring equity in Havant

Can Quittance help with a transfer of equity on my Havant property?

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.

Get a transfer of equity conveyancing quote

Comparing Conveyancing Quotes in Havant

What's the difference between fees and disbursements?

A key difference between conveyancing fees and disbursements is who they are paid to.

Legal fees are paid to your solicitor for the work they do, whereas disbursements are paid through your solicitor to third parties like the Land Registry.

How much should I be paying in conveyancing legal fees in 2022?

Hidden fees and potential additional costs could unexpectedly add to your final conveyancing bill, so when you are comparing Havant conveyancing quotes, you should check what each quote does include. If a fee is included in one online quote but not another, check the small print.

If you are buying a leasehold property, with Help to Buy, or a share of freehold, check if there is an additional charge for this extra work.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2022?

General Havant property lawyers FAQs

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

Conveyancing fees include fees and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the third-party costs incurred on behalf of a buyer or seller, such as HMLR fees or bankruptcy searches. Legal fees are for the solicitor's legal work.

Your legal fees for buying or selling a house in Havant are fixed, meaning for a standard transaction, what you are quoted is what you pay

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Havant home move

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

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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 Havant 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
  • Havant experts
  • CQS-accredited panel solicitors
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