Conveyancing Solicitors in Ascot

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Conveyancing in Ascot

Conveyancing is the legal process involved when ownership of a property is transferred from the seller to the buyer. If you need a solicitor for conveyancing in Ascot, we can help you with fast & proactive conveyancing from a national panel of conveyancing specialists.

We have years of experience helping homemovers in Ascot and throughout Royal of Windsor and Maidenhead handle their sale, purchase, buy-to-let, Help to Buy, Right to Buy, shared ownership, new build, leasehold, lease extensions, remortgage and transfer of equity.

Other areas covered: Bracknell, Egham, Reading, Slough and Windsor

Ascot Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Ascot

Ascot has a population of approximately 12,500 people. Ascot, located in Berkshire, is internationally known for its horse racing and is synonymous with elegance and style. It's a high-end, sophisticated town with excellent amenities and quick rail links to London.

Ascot house prices

The average price paid for a property in Ascot between March and April 2024 was £281,373 (updated July 2024).

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Council Tax in Ascot (2023/24)

Ascot is in Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.

Band Amount
A £1,069.23
B £1,247.43
C £1,425.63
D £1,603.84
E £1,960.25
F £2,316.66
G £2,673.07
H £3,207.68

What does a conveyancing solicitor do?

A property lawyer plays a pivotal role in a purchase, and helps the buyer with the legal side of buying a home. Your lawyer will raise questions for the seller, order searches, review the contract of sale, and fulfil post-completion formalities, such as paying SDLT.

In addition to standard searches, Ascot conveyancing solicitors could also undertake high value properties and issues related to green belt land.

Are you funding your home purchase with a mortgage?

When buying with a mortgage, it is standard practice for your solicitor to also act for the bank arranging your mortgage.

Your transaction could take significantly longer to complete if your lawyer is not on your bank's panel.

Over 100 building societies, banks and lenders have approved our chosen panel lawyers, so we can help you complete your Ascot transaction without delay.

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New Build

The legal work for purchasing a new build property in Ascot is more complicated than buying an existing property.

A conveyancer in Ascot will need to be qualified to handle things like squaring developer incentives with lenders, confirming building regulation compliance and checking new build warranties with warranty providers, including NHBC Buildmark, Advantage and ACHI.

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What you need to check before buying a new build home.

Leasehold flats

Purchasing a leasehold property in the UK requires a number of extra steps when compared to buying a freehold. The many potential problems awaiting the unsuspecting purchaser can include legally technical issues like incomplete management company accounts and excessive freehold premiums.

A leasehold solicitor will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

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Selling property in Ascot

When you're looking to sell an Ascot home, you can expect your solicitor to first compile key documents, including the sale contract and property information forms, and help you complete these forms.

The role of a conveyancer acting for the seller includes sorting out potential snags and responding to the buyer's solicitor's questions.

Your solicitor will coordinate with all parties, like agents, lenders and landlords, so your transfer of ownership is completed successfully.

Does sale conveyancing take longer for leasehold?

Yes, compared to freehold conveyancing. The conveyancing for selling leasehold properties typically takes longer.

The buyer's solicitor must review this leasehold-related paperwork, including a copy of the freehold property's buildings insurance. Typically, delays are due to the time needed by to source this information.

Your conveyancing solicitor should start this process as soon as possible, because these details could take several weeks to collect if it is difficult to contact the agent responsible for managing the property or they are slow to respond.

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

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Remortgaging a property in Ascot

Latest Bank of England base rate now at 5.25% (19 July, 2024)

Don't forget to check your conveyancing solicitor's lender panel membership before you instruct.

We work with solicitors who can act for over 100 building societies and banks. Whether you are switching to a 30-year mortgage from Lloyds Bank or taking out a variable rate mortgage from Cynergy Bank, our panel solicitors can guide you through the remortgage process.

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Transferring Equity in Ascot

Whether you are transferring the ownership of a property (in part or in full) to your children, estate planning or taking over the share of another owner, you will need to work with a transfer of equity solicitor. Your conveyancer will handle all the required documentation and register the new interest at HM Land Registry for a low, fixed fee.

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How much are solicitors' conveyancing fees in Ascot?

Conveyancing solicitors fees

The conveyancing quote should clearly detail the legal fees, including VAT, to be paid when the conveyancing transaction completes. These fees are what your conveyancing solicitor charges you for the legal work that they complete during your transaction.

Disbursements (third party costs)

The conveyancing quote should also include any disbursements, which are third-party costs, such as Local authority searches, Stamp Duty or a pre-completion search.

Check for hidden costs

Watch out for additional charges, when comparing quotes. Some solicitors' quotes include additional fees in the small print. This can lead to an inflated final bill.

Article by Completely Moved authors

The Completely Moved team have years of experience helping home buyers, sellers and owners, answering questions and providing property advice.

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