Hungerford conveyancing FAQs

How much council tax must I pay for a property in West Berkshire Council?

Hungerford is situated in West Berkshire Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band West Berkshire Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1181.78
B £1378.74
C £1575.71
D £1772.67
E £2166.60
F £2560.52
G £2954.45
H £3545.34

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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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Read more about stamp duty:

What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

Are Hungerford conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Hungerford offer their services on an hourly rate others work on a fixed fee.

Our panel of conveyancing solicitors work on a fixed fee basis, with no unexpected 'add-ons'. Your detailed quote will set out what the conveyancing fees and costs will be when your transaction goes through.

If, for any reason at all, your transaction does not go ahead, you will be covered by our No Move, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm buying a house in Hungerford which property searches will I require?

The standard search pack will include:

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

Sometimes the location of the property will warrant additional searches , for example a flood search.

To find out the total cost of searches on a Hungerford move try 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 Hungerford - what do I need to know?

Buying a leasehold house or flat in the UK is significantly more complex than buying a freehold property. The many potential problems lying in wait for the unsuspecting purchaser can include legally technical issues like sinking fund issues and unfair clauses in the lease.

A 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

Should I be wary of buying a leasehold house?

Should I buy a property with a short lease?

Is there anything to be aware of if selling a leasehold property in Hungerford?

The conveyancing process for a leasehold flat is quite a lot more protracted than for a freehold house.

The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in Hungerford must carry out additional tasks. This can involve sourcing an up-to-date service charge statement, through to a copy of the service charge budget for the current year (and any anticipated payments on account).

So as to resolve any leasehold-related problems sooner, It is highly recommended that the vendor contact a solicitor as soon as an estate agent is chosen.

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

Yes you will need a solicitor to handle the legal side of the remortgage.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Hungerford should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

Our conveyancers are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so whether you are you are changing to an interest-only mortgage with the NatWest or to a two-year discount with the Hinckley and Rugby Building Society, our remortgage team can assist.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender