Thatcham conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in West Berkshire Council?

Thatcham is situated in West Berkshire Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band West Berkshire Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1181.78
B £1378.74
C £1575.71
D £1772.67
E £2166.60
F £2560.52
G £2954.45
H £3545.34

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Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

How much stamp duty will I have to pay?

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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

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

Conveyancing fees are made up of 2 parts: the conveyancer's legal fees and disbursements.

Disbursements are the third-party costs incurred on behalf of a buyer or seller, for example Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) and management company information. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

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

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Thatcham move

Our conveyancing fees calculator gives an instant conveyancing quote with a detailed breakdown of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Thatcham sale or purchase.

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

Conveyancing searches are enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Thatcham conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. Mortgage 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?

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

Purchasing a leasehold house or flat in the UK is significantly more complex than buying a freehold property. The many potential traps awaiting the unsuspecting purchaser can include legally technical issues like overpriced managing agent packs and onerous clauses in the lease.

Your solicitor 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?

What do I need to know if selling a leasehold property in Thatcham?

Conveyancing for a leasehold flat or house is quite a lot more involved than for a more straightforward freehold house.

The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in Thatcham must undertake additional work. This can involve sourcing an up-to-date service charge statement, through to insurance details.

To reduce leasehold-related delays, It is strongly advised that the vendor contact a Thatcham conveyancing solicitor as soon as is practicable.

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

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

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Thatcham might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

Our conveyancers can act for most UK lenders, so no matter whether you are moving to a fixed-rate mortgage with RBS or to a repayment mortgage with the Harpenden Building Society, our remortgage team can assist.

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