Wokingham conveyancing FAQs

How much council tax must I pay for a property in Wokingham Council?

Wokingham is situated in Wokingham Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Wokingham Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1160.69
B £1354.13
C £1547.58
D £1741.03
E £2127.93
F £2514.82
G £2901.72
H £3482.06

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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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Read more about stamp duty:

What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

Are Wokingham conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Wokingham offer their services on an hourly basis others work on a fixed fee.

Our expert solicitors work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no nasty surprises. Your quote will explain what you will pay when your house sale or purchase goes through.

If, for any reason at all, your house sale or purchase does not go ahead, you have the peace of mind of our No Sale, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm buying a house in Wokingham - what searches do I need?

The standard pack includes:

  • Official or Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Residential Environmental Search
  • Regulated Drainage and Water Search
  • Chancel search liability

Sometimes the results of the standard searches will necessitate specialist searches such as a mining search.

To find out the price of searches on a Wokingham purchase, try our conveyancing cost 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 Wokingham - what do I need to know?

Purchasing a leasehold house or flat in the UK is more complicated than buying a freehold. The many potential problems awaiting an uninformed buyer can include legally technical issues like overpriced managing agent packs and unreasonable lease extension premiums.

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?

Could the sale of a leasehold property be delayed?

Yes, compared to freehold conveyancing. The legal work for selling leasehold properties can take much longer.

The buyer's conveyancer will need to review these documents, such as a current statement of service charges. The time needed by your solicitor to source this information is the common cause of such delays.

The solicitor should get this underway as soon as possible, as this information could take several weeks to collect if the agent responsible for managing the property is slow or difficult to contact.

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Selling a leasehold flat? What to do before going on the market

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

The legal work for acquiring a new build home in Wokingham .

A conveyancer in Wokingham will need to be qualified to handle things like handling the uncertainties of buying off plan, administering Help to Buy purchases and checking new build warranties with warranty providers, including NHBC, Advantage and Trenwick International.

Our specialist team of new build conveyancing 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.

I am remortgaging a property in Wokingham - 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 Wokingham will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

Our property solicitors are on the panel for all major lenders, so whether you are you are switching to a tracker with the NatWest or to a capped-rate mortgage with the Hinckley and Rugby Building Society, Quittance can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender