High Peak conveyancing FAQs
How much council tax must I pay for a property in High Peak Borough Council?
High Peak is situated in High Peak Borough Council. Council tax bands are as follows:
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Are High Peak conveyancing fees fixed?
Some conveyancing solicitors in High Peak offer services on an hourly rate and other firms will work for a fixed fee.
Our conveyancing solicitors work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no hidden fees. Your detailed quote will explain what the legal fees will be when your property sale or purchase completes.
If, for any reason at all, your property sale or purchase does not go ahead, you have the peace of mind of our No Sale, No Fee guarantee.
I'm buying a house in High Peak - which searches will I need?
The standard search pack will include:
- Regulated Local Authority Search
- Residential Environmental Search
- Regulated Drainage and Water Search
- Chancel liability insurance (if required)
Occasionally the initial search results will recommend further searches e.g. a commons registration search.
To see the cost of searches on a High Peak property try our calculator.
I am buying a leasehold property in High Peak - what do I need to know?
Purchasing a leasehold house or flat in the UK requires a number of extra steps when compared to buying a freehold. The numerous common problems awaiting an uninformed purchaser can include legally technical issues like undisclosed major works and unreasonable lease extension premiums.
An experienced leasehold conveyancer will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.
Is there anything to be aware of if selling a leasehold property in High Peak?
The legal work for a leasehold flat is much more technical than for a freehold property.
The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in High Peak must carry out additional work, and this could include sourcing the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to a copy of the service charge budget for the current year.
In order to resolve any leasehold difficulties faster, It is highly recommended that the vendor contact a solicitor as soon as an estate agent is chosen.
Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my High Peak property?
Yes you will need a solicitor to handle the legal side of the remortgage.
The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good High Peak remortgage solicitor can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.
Our property lawyers are on the panel for all major lenders, so no matter whether you are moving to a 100% mortgage with RBS or to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Buckinghamshire Building Society, our remortgage specialists can help.