Sandhurst conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in Bracknell Forest Council?

Sandhurst is situated in Bracknell Forest Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band Bracknell Forest Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1056.29
B £1232.34
C £1408.39
D £1584.44
E £1936.54
F £2288.64
G £2640.73
H £3168.88

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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

Are Sandhurst conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Sandhurst offer their services on a price per hour basis and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

Quittance's solicitors work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no hidden fees. Your detailed quote will set out exactly what the fees and disbursements will be when your sale or purchase goes through.

If, for whatever reason, your sale or purchase 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?

I'm purchasing a property in Sandhurst which property searches will I require?

The standard pack includes:

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

Occasionally the solicitor will advise further searches e.g. a transport search.

To see the price of searches on a Sandhurst move use our conveyancing 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 Sandhurst?

Almost all flats are leasehold. There are also an estimated 1 million leasehold houses throughout the country. The conveyancing for a leasehold home can take weeks longer than a freehold house as more technical complexity exists.

Delays in leasehold transactions could include anything from uncontactable landlords to incomplete service charge accounts.

Quittance's team of leasehold specialists complete the legal work for 100's of leasehold purchases each month, and our proactive approach can mean faster conveyancing.

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

Conveyancing for a leasehold property is quite a lot more technical in comparison with a freehold house.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Sandhurst must undertake additional legal work. This can involve requesting all relevant freeholder information, through to details of historical insurance claims.

So as to resolve any leasehold-related issues sooner, It is recommended that the seller instruct a conveyancer as soon as possible, and potentially before going on the market,.

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

The conveyancing for buying a new build in Sandhurst can be complicated compared to other types of conveyancing.

Your solicitor in Sandhurst must be able to deal with things like handling deposits, confirming building regulation compliance and working with warranty providers, including NHBC, Advantage and Ark Residential.

Our award-winning team of new build conveyancing solicitors are highly experienced in working with buyers towards 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 Sandhurst property?

Yes.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Sandhurst remortgage solicitor might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

Our conveyancers are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so no matter whether you are switching to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Bank of Scotland or to a capped-rate mortgage with the Dudley Building Society, Quittance can help.

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