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Hindley Conveyancing: FAQs

Our clients often have lots of questions about moving home in Hindley, and about the conveyancing process in general. Below is a list of some of the more frequently asked questions:

Buying property in Hindley

How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in Wigan Metropolitan Borough in 2022?

Hindley is situated in Wigan Metropolitan Borough. Council tax bands in 2022 are as follows:

Band Wigan Council Tax (2022/23)
A £1,160.93
B £1,354.41
C £1,547.90
D £1,741.39
E £2,128.37
F £2,515.34
G £2,902.32
H £3,482.78

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Are you paying more Council Tax than you should be?

Will I need property searches when buying a property in Hindley?

Conveyancing searches are enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Hindley conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. Mortgage lenders also usually require conveyancing searches to be purchased.

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

I am buying a leasehold property in Hindley - what do I need to know?

Buying a leasehold house or flat in the UK can be complicated. The many potential traps awaiting an uninformed purchaser can include legally technical issues like undisclosed major works and leases with fewer than 80 years to run.

A good property lawyer 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?

Selling property in Hindley

Does sale conveyancing take longer for leasehold?

Compared to freehold property, yes. The legal work for selling a leasehold property usually takes longer.

The buyer's conveyancer will need to review this leasehold-related paperwork, like a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property and a current statement of service charges. Typically, delays are due to the time it takes your lawyer to source this information.

The seller's solicitor should get this underway at the earliest opportunity, because these details can take a long time to gather if it is difficult to contact the managing agent or landlord or they are slow to respond.

Read more:

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

Remortgaging in Hindley

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

Yes.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 1.25% (June 2022). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Hindley might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

Conveyancers on the panel for all major lenders - so no matter whether you are moving to an interest-only mortgage with Barclays Bank or to a two-year discount with Birmingham Midshires, we can help.

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Transferring equity in Hindley

Will I need a solicitor if I am transferring equity in my Hindley 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).

Get a transfer of equity conveyancing quote

Comparing Conveyancing Quotes in Hindley

Conveyancing fees and disbursements - What's the difference?

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 estate agents.

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 Hindley 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 Hindley property lawyers FAQs

Are Hindley conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Hindley offer their services on a price per hour basis.

Some solicitors work on a fixed legal fee basis, with no sneaky extras. Your conveyancing quote will set out what the fees and disbursements will be when your house sale or purchase completes.

If, for whatever reason, your house sale or purchase does not go ahead, you have the peace of mind of a No Move, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2022?

How we can help you

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

  • No Move, No Fee Guarantee
  • Fixed fee conveyancing service
  • Hindley experts
  • CQS-accredited panel solicitors
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