Herne Bay conveyancing FAQs
What are the council tax bands in Canterbury City Council?
Herne Bay is situated in Canterbury City Council. Council tax bands are as follows:
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Are Herne Bay conveyancing fees fixed?
Some conveyancing solicitors in Herne Bay carry out the conveyancing on a price per hour basis others work on a fixed fee.
Your conveyancing solicitor will work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no unexpected 'add-ons'. Your detailed quote will set out what the fees and disbursements will be when your house purchase or sale completes.
If, for any reason at all, your house purchase or sale does not go ahead, you have the peace of mind of our No Sale, No Fee guarantee.
I'm buying a house in Herne Bay which property searches will I require?
The search pack for a standard property includes:
- Local Authority Search
- Regulated Water Search
- Environmental Search
- Chancel liability insurance
Sometimes the results of the standard searches will necessitate specialist searches , for example a radon gas search.
To check the total cost of searches on a Herne Bay house or flat use our conveyancing calculator.
I am buying a leasehold property in Herne Bay - what do I need to know?
Buying a leasehold property in the UK can be complex. The many potential problems awaiting the unsuspecting buyer can include legally technical issues like sinking fund issues and onerous covenants.
A good property lawyer 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 Herne Bay?
Conveyancing for a leasehold flat (leasehold houses are rare) is much more time-consuming in comparison with a freehold house.
The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Herne Bay must carry out extra work, and this could include obtaining all relevant freeholder information, through to ascertaining if any excess payments are anticipated.
To reduce leasehold-related delays, It is strongly advised that the vendor contact a lawyer as soon as is practicable.
I am buying a new build property in Herne Bay - what do I need to know?
The conveyancing process for buying a new build in Herne Bay is often more complex than other types of conveyancing.
A good solicitor in Herne Bay must be able to deal with things like squaring developer incentives with lenders, administering Help to Buy purchases and checking new build warranties with warranty providers, including NHBC, Advantage and Checkmate.
Our award-winning team of new build conveyancers are highly experienced in working with buyers towards the best outcome and working to tight developer deadlines.
Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Herne Bay property?
Yes you will need a solicitor to handle the legal side of the remortgage.
The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Herne Bay should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.
Our conveyancing solicitors can act for most UK lenders, so whether you are you are moving to a tracker with Santander or to a repayment mortgage with the Market Harborough Building Society, we can assist.