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Liphook Conveyancing: FAQs

Our Liphook experts tackle some of the conveyancing questions we are often asked. Whether you are buying your first home in Liphook, selling a property, remortgaging or transferring equity.

Buying property in Liphook

What are the Council Tax bands in East Hampshire District Council in 2022?

Liphook is situated in East Hampshire District Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band East Hampshire Council Tax (2022/23)
A £1,287.71
B £1,502.32
C £1,716.94
D £1,931.56
E £2,360.80
F £2,790.03
G £3,219.27
H £3,863.12

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I'm purchasing a house in Liphook - which searches will I need?

The search pack for a standard property includes:

  • Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Regulated Drainage and Water Search
  • Environmental Search
  • Chancel liability insurance (if required)

Sometimes the results of the standard searches will necessitate additional searches e.g. a search.

To find out how much searches will cost on a Liphook purchase, get a conveyancing quote.

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

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

Purchasing a leasehold property in the UK requires a number of extra steps when compared to buying a freehold. The many potential traps awaiting an uninformed buyer can include legally technical issues like overpriced managing agent packs and marriage value issues.

An experienced leasehold conveyancer 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 Liphook

Does the conveyancing for selling leasehold take longer?

Compared to freehold property, yes. The conveyancing for selling leasehold houses or flats can take much longer.

The buyer's solicitor will need to review these documents, including a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property. Delays are usually the result of the time required by your solicitor to source this information.

It could take several weeks to collect the managing agent's information if it is difficult to contact the managing agent, so the solicitor should get this underway at the earliest opportunity.

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

Remortgaging in Liphook

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

Yes.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 1.25% (June 2022). A good Liphook remortgage solicitor will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

Solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so whether you are you are changing to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Bank of Scotland or to a discounted-rate mortgage with the Barnsley Building Society, Quittance can help.

Get a remortgage conveyancing quote

Transferring equity in Liphook

Can Quittance help with the conveyancing for transferring equity in my Liphook property?

When one or more joint owners of a property transfers (gifts or sells) their share in a property, this is called a 'transfer of equity'. A solicitor can carry out the legal process for a transfer of equity, register the new owner(s) of the property and take care of any Stamp Duty paperwork. Your conveyancing solicitor can complete the process for a fixed fee.

Get a transfer of equity conveyancing quote

Comparing Conveyancing Quotes in Liphook

What's the difference between fees and 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 freeholders.

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 Liphook 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 Liphook property lawyers FAQs

How much are conveyancing fees for buying or selling a home in Liphook?

Conveyancing fees are made up of the solicitor's legal and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the third-party costs incurred on your behalf, e.g. Stamp Duty Land Tax or Office Copies. Legal fees are for the work your solicitor carries out for you.

Your conveyancing fees for buying or selling a house in Liphook are fixed, which means that for a standard transaction, your fixed fee conveyancing quote will have no sneaky additional fees

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Liphook home move

Our conveyancing fees calculator gives an instant conveyancing 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 Liphook 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
  • Liphook experts
  • CQS-accredited panel solicitors
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