Shepshed conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in Charnwood Borough Council?

Shepshed is situated in Charnwood Borough Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Charnwood Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1139.35
B £1329.24
C £1519.13
D £1709.02
E £2088.80
F £2468.58
G £2848.37
H £3418.04

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

Conveyancing fees are made up of 2 parts: legal fees and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the costs payable as part of a conveyancing transaction, paid out on your behalf, e.g. HMLR registration fees and land charges. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

Our solicitor's legal fees for buying or selling a house in Shepshed are fixed, meaning for a standard conveyancing transaction, your fixed fee conveyancing quote will have no nasty surprises

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Shepshed home move

Our online conveyancing fees calculator can give you a comprehensive conveyancing quote with a detailed breakdown of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Shepshed sale or purchase.

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I'm buying a property in Shepshed which property searches will I require?

The standard search pack will include:

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

On occasion the solicitor will recommend additional searches e.g. a radon gas search.

To find out the total cost of searches on a Shepshed move, use our conveyancing calculator.

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

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

Purchasing a leasehold house or flat is significantly more complex than buying a freehold property. The many potential problems lying in wait for an uninformed purchaser can include legally technical issues like sinking fund issues 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?

Does it take longer to sell a leasehold property?

Yes, that's correct, it can take much longer to carry out the conveyancing on a leasehold house or flat,compared to the sale of a freehold property.

The buyer's solicitor will need to review these documents, like management company information and three years' filed accounts for the property management. Delays are usually caused by the time required by to get these documents together.

It can take weeks to collect this information if it is difficult to contact the managing agent, so your lawyer ought to start this process 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 Shepshed - what do I need to know?

The conveyancing process for purchasing a new build property in Shepshed .

A property lawyer in Shepshed must be able to deal with things like squaring developer incentives with lenders, verifying rights of easements and registering ownership with warranty providers, including NHBC, Advantage HCI and Q Assure.

Our award-winning team of new build solicitors are highly experienced in representing buyers to achieve a stress free move 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 Shepshed property?

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

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Shepshed could save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate by completing the conveyancing quickly.

Our property lawyers are on the panel for all major lenders, so whether you are you are switching to a variable-rate with Britannia or to a variable-rate mortgage with Birmingham Midshires, Quittance can help.

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