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Surrounded by the Chilterns countryside, High Wycombe is the second largest town in Buckinghamshire after Milton Keynes.

Recent major redevelopments of the town are seen as major milestones in its regeneration and include high end shopping outlets and restaurants, plus a host of leisure facilities including a gym, cinema and bowling alley.

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High Wycombe conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in Wycombe District Council?

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

Band Wycombe District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1145.44
B £1336.35
C £1527.25
D £1718.16
E £2099.97
F £2481.79
G £2863.60
H £3436.32

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Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

How much stamp duty will I have to pay?

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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

Can I claim stamp duty relief as a first time buyer?

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

Conveyancing fees are made up of 2 parts: legal fees and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the taxes and additional costs incurred on behalf of a buyer or seller, e.g. HM Land Registry fees or ground rent service charges. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

Our legal fees for buying or selling a house in High Wycombe are fixed, which means that for a standard transaction, what we quote is what you pay

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your High Wycombe sale or purchase

Our online conveyancing fees calculator gives an instant conveyancing quote with a detailed breakdown of all fees, costs and disbursements for your High Wycombe sale or purchase.

Calculate my conveyancing fees with our conveyancing fee calculator

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm buying a home in High Wycombe - which searches will I need?

The standard search pack will include:

  • Local Authority Search
  • Water search
  • Environmental Search
  • Chancel search liability

Occasionally the solicitor will advise additional searches such as a flood search.

To find out the price of searches on a High Wycombe house or flat you can use our our 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 High Wycombe - what do I need to know?

Purchasing a leasehold house or flat in the UK can be very involved. The many potential complications awaiting an uninformed buyer can include legally technical issues like unreasonable managing agent fees and short leases.

Your conveyancing solicitor 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?

Does it take longer to sell a leasehold property?

Yes. The legal work for selling leasehold houses or flats usually takes longer.

The buyer's conveyancer must review these documents. These could include three years' filed accounts for the property management and management company information. The time needed by to gather this paperwork is commonly the source of delays.

It could take several weeks to collect this paperwork if it is difficult to contact the landlord or managing agent or they are slow to respond, so your lawyer ought to start this process before a buyer has even been found.

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

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

Yes.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in High Wycombe could save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate by completing the conveyancing quickly.

Quittance's solicitors can act for most UK lenders, so no matter whether you are moving to a fixed-rate mortgage with Britannia or to a two-year discount with the Chelsea Building Society, we can assist.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender