Local information

Wycombe is a local government district in Buckinghamshire. Its administrative centre is High Wycombe and the district includes the affluent vibrant market towns of Princes Risborough and Marlow and several pretty villages and hamlets - offering a wide choice of properties. Bordering on the Chiltern Hills and with the River Thames meandering through it, three-quarters of the countryside in the district is designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty.

With good schools, excellent employment opportunities and transport links, Wycombe is a popular area for families. House prices in hotspots such as Marlow are higher than average, but more affordable homes are available in the outlying villages.

Wycombe conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in Wycombe District Council?

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

Band Wycombe District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1145.44
B £1336.35
C £1527.25
D £1718.16
E £2099.97
F £2481.79
G £2863.60
H £3436.32

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

Conveyancing fees include the solicitor's legal and disbursements.

Disbursements are the third-party costs paid out on your behalf, such as Stamp Duty or property searches. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

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

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Our online conveyancing fees calculator gives an instant conveyancing quote with a comprehensive list of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Wycombe sale or purchase.

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

The standard search pack will include:

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

Sometimes the location of the property will warrant further searches e.g. an HS2 search.

To find out the total cost of searches on a Wycombe house or flat use our calculator.

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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

Almost every flat in the UK is leasehold. There are also an estimated 1 million leasehold houses throughout the country. The legal work for leasehold property can take weeks longer than a freehold property because there is more work involved and more technical complexity exists.

Examples of delays might include anything from incomplete managing agent information to absent freeholders.

Quittance's team of leasehold specialists complete the legal work for 100's of leasehold purchases each month. Our proactive approach means fewer obstacles.

Does the conveyancing for selling leasehold take longer?

Yes, that's correct, it can take much more time to carry out the legal work to sell a leasehold property when compared to conveyancing on a freehold house.

The buyer's conveyancer must review several leasehold-related documents, including management company information. Delays are usually caused by the time it takes the seller's conveyancer to get these documents together.

The seller's solicitor ought to start this process even before you have found a buyer, as this information could take several weeks to collect if it is difficult to contact the landlord or managing agent or they are slow to respond.

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

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

Yes.

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

Our conveyancing solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so no matter whether you are changing to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Bank of Scotland or to a long-term fixed mortgage with the Swansea Building Society, we can help.

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