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Hinckley Conveyancing: FAQs

Conveyancing for buying or selling a property is complex. To help Hinckley clients navigate the legal process, we have put together a list of common questions. If you have a specific question about Hinckley conveyancing that we haven't covered here, please call 0800 022 4108 to speak to a member of our team.

Buying property in Hinckley

What are the Council Tax bands in Hinckley & Bosworth District Council in 2022?

Hinckley is situated in Hinckley & Bosworth District Council. Council tax bands in 2022 are as follows:

Band Hinckley and Bosworth Council Tax (2022/23)
A £1,325.90
B £1,546.88
C £1,767.86
D £1,988.85
E £2,430.82
F £2,872.78
G £3,314.75
H £3,977.70

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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.

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

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.

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What you need to know about buying a leasehold property

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Selling property in Hinckley

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.

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

Remortgaging in Hinckley

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 1.25% (June 2022). A good Hinckley remortgage solicitor might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

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.

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Transferring equity in Hinckley

Will I need a solicitor in order to transfer equity in my Hinckley property?

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.

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Comparing Conveyancing Quotes in Hinckley

What are conveyancing disbursements?

A key difference between conveyancing fees and disbursements is who they are paid to.

Legal fees are paid to your solicitor for the work they do, whereas disbursements are paid through your solicitor to third parties like local councils.

How much should I be paying in conveyancing legal fees in 2022?

Hidden fees and potential additional costs could unexpectedly add to your final conveyancing bill, so when you are comparing Hinckley conveyancing quotes, you should check what each quote does include. If a fee is included in one online quote but not another, check the small print.

If you are buying a leasehold property, with Help to Buy, or a share of freehold, check if there is an additional charge for this extra work.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2022?

General Hinckley property lawyers FAQs

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.

Your 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.

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How we can help you

If you are buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity in a property in Hinckley 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.

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  • Hinckley experts
  • CQS-accredited panel solicitors
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