Hinckley conveyancing FAQs
What are the council tax bands in Hinckley & Bosworth District Council?
Hinckley is situated in Hinckley & Bosworth District Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:
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How much stamp duty will I have to pay?
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How much are conveyancing fees for buying or selling a home in Hinckley?
Conveyancing fees will include the conveyancer's legal fees and disbursements.
Disbursements are the costs payable as part of a conveyancing transaction, paid out on your behalf, for example Stamp Duty Land Tax or searches. Legal fees are for the solicitor's legal work.
Our conveyancing fees for buying or selling a house in Hinckley are fixed, - for a standard conveyancing transaction, your fixed fee conveyancing quote will have no nasty surprises
Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Hinckley property sale or purchase
Our conveyancing fees calculator gives you a detailed fixed fee quote including all of the legal costs involved in buying and selling your home.
I'm purchasing a home in Hinckley - which searches will I need?
The search pack for a standard property includes:
- Regulated Local Authority Search
- Residential Environmental Search
- Water search
- Chancel search
On occasion the initial search results will recommend additional searches e.g. a commons registration search.
To work out the cost of searches on a Hinckley purchase you can use our our calculator.
I am buying a leasehold property in Hinckley - what do I need to know?
Purchasing a leasehold property in the UK is significantly more complex than buying a freehold property. The many potential complications awaiting an uninformed purchaser can include legally technical issues like and onerous covenants.
A specialist leasehold solicitor will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.
Does a leasehold property take longer to sell?
Yes, compared to freehold conveyancing. The conveyancing for selling a leasehold property can take much longer.
The buyer's conveyancer must review several leasehold-related documents. These could include a current statement of service charges and a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property. The time required by your solicitor to source this information is commonly the source of delays.
The solicitor should start this process even before a sale has been agreed, as this information could take several weeks to collect if it is difficult to contact the managing agent or landlord.
Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Hinckley property?
Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.
The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Hinckley remortgage solicitor might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.
Our property lawyers can act for most UK lenders, so no matter whether you are moving to a fixed-rate mortgage with the HSBC or to a long-term fixed mortgage with the Darlington Building Society, Quittance can help.