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Herne Bay Conveyancing: FAQs

The legal process for buying or selling a home is often complex. Our list of questions below cover the key things that Herne Bay clients often ask. If you have a specific question that isn't covered, please call 0800 022 4108 to speak to a member of our team.

Buying property in Herne Bay

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.

Read more:

Buying a new build property off plan - what you need to know.

What you need to check before buying a new build home.

What are the Council Tax bands in Canterbury City Council in 2022?

Herne Bay is situated in Canterbury City Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band Canterbury Council Tax (2022/23)
A £1,343.14
B £1,567.00
C £1,790.85
D £2,014.71
E £2,462.42
F £2,910.14
G £3,357.85
H £4,029.42

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Are you paying more Council Tax than you should be?

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.

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

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.

Read more:

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 Herne Bay

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.

Remortgaging in Herne Bay

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 1.25% (June 2022). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Herne Bay should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

Your conveyancing solicitor 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.

Get a remortgage conveyancing quote

Transferring equity in Herne Bay

Will I need a solicitor to transfer equity in my Herne Bay home?

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.

Get a transfer of equity conveyancing quote

Comparing Conveyancing Quotes in Herne Bay

What's the difference between fees and disbursements?

Legal fees are paid to your property lawyer. Depending on your circumstances, these could include a equity loan fee or acting for lender fee.

Disbursements are costs paid to third parties, such as landlords.

How much should I be paying for conveyancing in 2022?

Market research in July, 2022 shows that the actual cost of conveyancing can vary significantly between property lawyers.

To accurately compare Herne Bay conveyancing quotes, you should be aware of the potential additional fees charged by some solicitors that could increase the cost of your property sale or purchase.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2022?

General Herne Bay property lawyers FAQs

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 a No Sale, No Fee guarantee.

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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 Herne Bay 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
  • Herne Bay experts
  • CQS-accredited panel solicitors
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