Windsor conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead?

Windsor is situated in Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Council Tax (2018/19)
A £850.03
B £991.71
C £1133.38
D £1275.05
E £1558.39
F £1841.74
G £2125.08
H £2550.10

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How much stamp duty will I have to pay?

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

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

Disbursements are the extra third-party costs paid out on your behalf, e.g. Stamp Duty and leasehold management packs. Legal fees are for the solicitor's legal work.

Our conveyancing fees for buying or selling a house in Windsor are fixed, - for a standard conveyancing transaction, what we quote is what you pay

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Windsor sale or purchase

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

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

Searches are detailed questions submitted to a number of authorities by Windsor conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. 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?

How long does the conveyancing on a leasehold property take

Over 90% of flats in the UK are leasehold. There are also an estimated 1 million leasehold houses throughout the country. Purchasing leasehold property will usually take more time than a freehold property because there is more to prepare and there is greater complexity.

Examples of delays might include anything from incomplete managing agent information to an unreachable freeholder.

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.

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

The conveyancing process for a leasehold flat is significantly more complex than for a freehold house.

The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in Windsor must carry out additional legal work, for example collating an up-to-date service charge statement, through to a copy of the insurance policy.

So as to resolve any leasehold-related issues sooner, It is strongly advised that you instruct a property lawyer as early in the process as possible, preferably before putting the property on the market,.

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

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

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Windsor remortgage solicitor can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

Quittance's solicitors can act for most UK lenders, so no matter whether you are moving to a variable-rate with RBS or to a repayment mortgage with the Market Harborough Building Society, we can help.

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