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Wimborne Minster conveyancing FAQs

How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in East Dorset District Council?

Wimborne Minster is situated in East Dorset District Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band East Dorset District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1308.39
B £1526.46
C £1744.52
D £1962.59
E £2398.72
F £2834.85
G £3270.98
H £3925.18

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

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

Disbursements are the extra third-party costs paid out on your behalf, for example HM Land Registry fees and ground rent service charges. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

Your solicitor's legal fees for buying or selling a house in Wimborne Minster are fixed, so what you pay is exactly what you see in your quote.

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Will I need property searches when buying a property in Wimborne Minster?

Searches are enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Wimborne Minster 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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How long does conveyancing take when buying a leasehold flat in Wimborne Minster?

Over 90% of flats in the UK are leasehold. Purchasing a leasehold property can take weeks longer than freehold property because there is more work involved and there are more parties involved.

Examples of delays might include anything from missing leasehold documents to absent freeholders.

Our expert leasehold conveyancing team handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month, and our proactive approach can mean faster conveyancing.

Does sale conveyancing take longer for leasehold?

Compared to freehold property, yes. Sale conveyancing for a leasehold house or flat typically takes longer.

The buyer's solicitor must review several leasehold-related documents, such as three years' filed accounts for the property management. The time it takes the seller's conveyancer to source this information is the common cause of such delays.

Your solicitor ought to start this process even before you have found a buyer, as these details can take a long time to gather if it is difficult to contact the managing agent or they are slow to respond.

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


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

Our network of solicitors can act for most UK lenders, so whether you are you are changing to a cashback mortgage with Santander or to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Skipton Building Society, our remortgage team can assist.

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