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Rickmansworth conveyancing FAQs

How much council tax must I pay for a property in Three Rivers District Council?

Rickmansworth is situated in Three Rivers District Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Three Rivers Council Tax (2021/22)
A £1,229.15
B £1,434.01
C £1,638.87
D £1,843.73
E £2,253.45
F £2,663.16
G £3,072.88
H £3,687.46

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Are Rickmansworth conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Rickmansworth carry out the conveyancing on an hourly basis and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

Your solicitor will work on a fixed fee basis, with no sneaky extras. Your conveyancing quote will set out what the conveyancing fees and costs will be when your house sale or purchase goes through.

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

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2021?

I'm purchasing a property in Rickmansworth - what searches do I need?

The standard search pack will include:

  • Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Regulated Drainage and Water Search
  • Residential Environmental Search
  • Chancel search

On occasion the solicitor will advise further searches e.g. a specialist environmental search.

To find out the price of searches on a Rickmansworth property try our conveyancing cost calculator.

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

How long does conveyancing take when buying a leasehold flat in Rickmansworth?

The vast majority of flats are leasehold. Leasehold houses are less common, but there are still an estimated 1 million such properties across the country. The conveyancing for a leasehold home will usually take more time than freehold property as there is more work involved and there is greater complexity.

Causes of numerous delays can range from incomplete managing agent information to an unreachable freeholder.

Quittance's expert leasehold solicitors handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month, and our proactive approach means delays are less likely to occur.

Does it take longer to sell a leasehold property?

Yes, that's correct, it can take much longer to carry out the legal work to sell a leasehold property, compared to freehold conveyancing.

The solicitor acting for the buyer will want to see these documents, including management company information. The time it takes your solicitor to get these documents together is usually the cause of these delays.

It can take a long time to gather this information if it is difficult to contact the agent responsible for managing the property or they are slow to respond, so the solicitor should get this underway as soon as possible.

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

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

The conveyancing for purchasing a new build property in Rickmansworth is more complicated than buying an existing property.

A good solicitor in Rickmansworth must be able to deal with things like liaising with the builder's onsite sales team, verifying rights of easements and registering ownership with warranty providers, including NHBC Buildmark, Advantage and Capital Warranties.

Our specialist team of new build conveyancers are highly experienced in helping buyers get a successful transaction 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.

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

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

The base rate is now at 0.1% (Jan 2021). A good Rickmansworth remortgage solicitor should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

Our conveyancers can act for most UK lenders, so whether you are you are changing to a 100% mortgage with Britannia or to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Yorkshire Building Society, our remortgage specialists can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender

Will I need a solicitor in order to transfer equity in my Rickmansworth property?

Changing the legal ownership structure of a property is known as a 'transfer of equity'. An owner, or owners, of a property may wish to transfer equity in a property for a number of reasons, including gifting the property to a child or relative, transferring a property into joint names after a marriage or civil partnership, or removing someone from the deeds after a separation.

Whatever the reason for your transfer of equity, Quittance's specialist panel of conveyancing solicitors can complete all the legal work required for your transfer of equity for an all-inclusive cost.

How can Quittance help?

If you are buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity in a property in Rickmansworth, our panel of expert conveyancing solicitors can help.

We aim to deliver a stress-free moving experience. We focus on proactive communication to help drive your sale or purchase forwards.

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