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.
High Wycombe conveyancing FAQs
How much is the Council Tax in Wycombe District Council in 2022?
High Wycombe is situated in Wycombe District Council. Council tax bands are as follows:
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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 rentservice charges. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.
Your legal fees for buying or selling a house in High Wycombe are fixed, which means that for a standard transaction, what you are quoted is what you pay
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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.
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.
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.
Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my High Wycombe property?
The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.5% (Mar 2022). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in High Wycombe could save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate by completing the conveyancing quickly.
Will I need a solicitor to transfer equity in my High Wycombe home?
If you jointly own property with one or more other people and you wish to transfer ownership of your share in the property to someone else, you will need a solicitor to carry out a 'Transfer of Equity'. Your conveyancing solicitor will take care of all the legal work required for a transfer of equity for a low fixed fee (including remortgage work if required).
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If you are buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity in a property in High Wycombe and need an expert conveyancing solicitor, we can take care of the legal side of your move.
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