Maidenhead conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead?

Maidenhead is situated in Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. Council tax bands are:

Band Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Council Tax (2018/19)
A £850.03
B £991.71
C £1133.38
D £1275.05
E £1558.39
F £1841.74
G £2125.08
H £2550.10

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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

Are Maidenhead conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Maidenhead carry out the conveyancing on an hourly rate others work on a fixed fee.

Quittance's conveyancing solicitors work on a fixed fee basis, with no unexpected 'add-ons'. Your detailed quote will set out what you will pay when your transaction goes through.

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

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

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

Searches are questions submitted to a number of authorities by Maidenhead conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. 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?

How long does the conveyancing on a leasehold property take

The vast majority of flats are leasehold. Although much less common, there are also around 1 million leasehold houses nationwide. Purchasing a leasehold property can take weeks longer than freehold property as there is more work involved and the landlord or managing agent are involved.

Examples of delays might include anything from missing leasehold documents to uncontactable landlords.

Quittance's team of leasehold specialists look after hundreds of leasehold clients every month. Our proactive approach means fewer obstacles.

I am selling a leasehold property in Maidenhead - what do I need to know?

The legal work for a leasehold flat or house is much more technical than it is for a freehold home.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Maidenhead will usually undertake additional legal work. This can involve getting all relevant freeholder information, through to ensuring that leasehold forms are completed.

In order to resolve any leasehold problems faster, It is recommended that the seller instruct a conveyancer as soon as the decision is made to sell.

I am buying a new build property in Maidenhead - what do I need to know?

The conveyancing for acquiring a new build home in Maidenhead .

A property lawyer in Maidenhead must be able to deal with things like checking new build mortgage procedures are followed, administering Help to Buy purchases and registering ownership with warranty providers such as NHBC Buildmark, Advantage HCI and Aedis.

Our highly experienced team of new build conveyancers are experts in working with buyers towards the best outcome and working to tight developer deadlines.

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Buying a new build property off plan - what you need to know.

What you need to check before buying a new build home.

I am remortgaging a property in Maidenhead - do I need a solicitor?

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

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Maidenhead remortgage solicitor can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

Our property solicitors can act for most UK lenders, so whether you are you are changing to a cashback mortgage with the NatWest or to a two-year discount with the Barnsley Building Society, we can assist.

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