Yateley conveyancing FAQs

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

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

Band Hart District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1125.31
B £1312.86
C £1500.41
D £1687.96
E £2063.06
F £2438.16
G £2813.27
H £3375.92

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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 Yateley?

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

Conveyancing disbursements are the taxes and additional costs incurred on behalf of a buyer or seller, for example Stamp Duty or planning documents. Legal fees are for the solicitor's legal work.

Our conveyancing fees for buying or selling a house in Yateley are fixed, which means that what you pay is exactly what you see in your quote.

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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 Yateley sale or purchase.

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

The standard pack includes:

  • Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Residential Environmental Search
  • Regulated Drainage and Water Search
  • Chancel liability insurance (if required)

Occasionally the results of the standard searches will necessitate further searches e.g. a transport search.

To check how much searches will cost on a Yateley property use our online conveyancing costs calculator.

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What are conveyancing searches when buying a home and do I need them?

How long does leasehold conveyancing take in Yateley?

Over 90% of flats in the UK are leasehold. Leasehold houses are less common, but there are still an estimated 1 million such properties across the country. Buying leasehold property can take weeks more to complete than a freehold home as more technical complexity exists.

Varied factors, such as absent freeholders or slow receipt of the managing agent information, can lead to serious delays.

Our expert leasehold conveyancing team handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month. With specialist expertise there should be far fewer delays.

Does sale conveyancing take longer for leasehold?

Correct, it can take much longer to carry out the legal work to sell leasehold houses or flats when compared to conveyancing on a freehold house.

The solicitor acting for the buyer will want to see several leasehold-related documents, including a copy of the freehold property's buildings insurance. The time required by the seller's conveyancer to gather this paperwork is commonly the source of delays.

It could take several weeks to collect this information if the agent responsible for managing the property is slow or difficult to contact, so the seller's solicitor should get this underway even before a sale has been agreed.

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

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

The conveyancing process for purchasing a new build in Yateley can be complicated compared to other types of conveyancing.

A solicitor in Yateley will need to be qualified to handle things like ensuring that new build mortgage conditions are met, checking planning conditions have been fulfilled and registering ownership with warranty providers, including NHBC Buildmark, Advantage HCI and Protek.

Our specialist team of new build solicitors are well versed in helping buyers get the best outcome 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 Yateley - do I need a solicitor?

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 proactive conveyancing solicitor in Yateley can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

Conveyancers on the panel for all major lenders - so no matter whether you are changing to a tracker with Santander or to a two-year discount with the Allied Irish Bank, we can assist.

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