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Marlborough Conveyancing: FAQs

Whether you are looking to buy your first home, sell a property, remortgage or transfer equity, our Marlborough conveyancing guide will help answer your questions:

Buying property in Marlborough

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

The legal work for purchasing a new build home in Marlborough can be complicated compared to other types of conveyancing.

A conveyancing solicitor in Marlborough must be able to deal with things like squaring developer incentives with lenders, handling initial Land Registry registration and registering ownership with warranty providers, including NHBC, Advantage and Q Assure.

Read more:

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

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

How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in Wiltshire Council in 2022?

Marlborough is situated in Wiltshire Council. Council tax bands in 2022 are as follows:

Band Wiltshire Council Tax (2022/23)
A £1,400.16
B £1,633.52
C £1,866.88
D £2,100.24
E £2,566.96
F £3,033.68
G £3,500.40
H £4,200.48

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Are you paying more Council Tax than you should be?

I'm buying a house in Marlborough - what searches do I need?

The standard pack includes:

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

Occasionally the solicitor will recommend specialist searches , for example a commons registration search.

To see how much searches will cost on a Marlborough move 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 Marlborough - what do I need to know?

Purchasing a leasehold house or flat in the UK is more complicated than buying a freehold. The many potential problems awaiting an uninformed buyer can include legally technical issues like undisclosed major works and marriage value issues.

A specialist leasehold solicitor will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

Read more:

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 Marlborough

Does it take longer to sell a leasehold property?

Yes, it can take much longer to complete the legal work on leasehold houses or flats when compared to conveyancing on a freehold house.

The buyer's solicitor will expect to see several leasehold-related documents. These could include an up-to-date statement of service charges and management company information. The time it takes the solicitor to gather this paperwork is commonly the source of delays.

The seller's solicitor should commence this before a buyer has even been found, because these details can take a long time to gather if the landlord or managing agent is slow or difficult to contact.

Read more:

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

Remortgaging in Marlborough

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

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

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

Solicitors on the panel for all major lenders - so whether you are you are switching to a cashback mortgage with RBS or to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Chelsea Building Society, a remortgage specialist can help.

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Transferring equity in Marlborough

I want to transfer equity in my Marlborough home - will I need a solicitor?

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 Marlborough

What's the difference between fees and disbursements?

Legal fees are paid to your solicitor or licensed conveyancer for completing the legal work, including the Help to Buy ISA fee and acting for lender fee.

Disbursements are third-party costs, such as bankruptcy search fee and Drainage and water search fee.

How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2022?

To properly compare Marlborough conveyancing quotes, you must be aware of potential additional charges and hidden fees that could significantly increase the cost of your home move.

Our market research, carried out in July, 2022, shows the true cost of conveyancing varies considerably between solicitors.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2022?

General Marlborough property lawyers FAQs

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

Conveyancing fees are comprised of fees and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the taxes and additional costs paid out on your behalf, for example HMLR registration fees and freeholder fees. Legal fees are for the solicitor's legal work.

Your fees for buying or selling a house in Marlborough are fixed, so for a standard transaction, your fixed fee conveyancing quote will have no nasty surprises

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Marlborough home move

Our conveyancing fees calculator gives you a detailed fixed fee quote with a comprehensive list of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Marlborough sale or purchase.

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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 Marlborough 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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