Conveyancing Solicitors in Henley On Thames

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Conveyancing in Henley On Thames

Conveyancing is the legal transfer of a property from a seller to a buyer. handled by a solicitor or licenced conveyancer. If you need a solicitor for conveyancing in Henley On Thames, we can help you with fast & proactive conveyancing from a national panel of conveyancing specialists.

We have helped Henley On Thames and South Oxfordshire clients with buying, selling, 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, Maidenhead, Marlow, Oxford, Reading and Wokingham

Henley On Thames Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Henley On Thames

A town in Oxfordshire, Henley On Thames is known for its annual Royal Regatta, Henley Bridge, and the nearby Chiltern Hills. Henley On Thames has a railway station, providing links to Reading and London Paddington. Henley On Thames has a population of approximately 12,000.

Henley On Thames house prices

The average price paid for a property in Henley On Thames between February and March 2024 was £282,776 (updated June 2024).

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Council Tax in Henley On Thames (2023/24)

Henley On Thames is in South Oxfordshire District Council.

Band Amount
A £1,493.43
B £1,742.33
C £1,991.23
D £2,240.14
E £2,737.95
F £3,235.76
G £3,733.57
H £4,480.28

What does a Henley On Thames property lawyer do?

A conveyancer or solicitor leads you through the legal side of buying a home.

Your lawyer will order searches, raise questions for the seller's solicitor, review the lease (if applicable) and complete any post-sale actions, like paying SDLT.

Further to the standard checks and searches, Henley On Thames conveyancing solicitors could also undertake radon gas searches and conservation area checks.

Purchasing a home with a mortgage?

As part of the conveyancing process, your solicitor also has to handle legal due diligence on behalf of the bank arranging your mortgage. If your property lawyer isn't accepted on your bank or building society's panel, it could take weeks longer to complete your purchase.

We work with solicitors who can represent the vast majority of building societies, banks and lenders, such as major banks like Metro Bank, to smaller lenders like Leeds Building Society and Lendinvest - helping to facilitate a faster completion for your purchase.

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Buying a house or flat in a conservation area

When you purchase a house or flat in a conservation area, your solicitor or licensed conveyancer will need to check for potential planning issues, including facade maintenance obligations, and a breach of the conservation area 'Article 4 Directions'. Conservation areas in Henley On Thames and the South Oxfordshire local authority include:

  • Waterstock
  • Mackney
  • Oakley
  • Didcot Station Road

New Build

The legal work for acquiring a new build in Henley On Thames can be complicated compared to other types of conveyancing.

A property lawyer in Henley On Thames will need to be qualified to handle things like handling deposits, dealing with incomplete service connection agreements and working with warranty providers, including NHBC Buildmark, Advantage and Ward Cole.

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Selling a house or flat in Henley On Thames

When you begin the process to sell a Henley On Thames house or flat, your solicitor will first assemble all essential documents, including the contract of sale and ID forms, and will help you answer these forms.

Responsibilities include answering the buyer's solicitor's enquiries, overcoming hurdles such as a defective lease and handling the mortgage redemption.

By taking action to work with all parties, like agents, lenders and landlords, the solicitor will help make sure your sale completes without delay.

I am selling a leasehold property in Henley On Thames - what do I need to know?

The legal work for a leasehold flat (leasehold houses are uncommon) is much more difficult compared to a freehold house.

Leasehold complexity involves additional work on the part of conveyancing solicitors in Henley On Thames. This can involve requesting the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to a copy of the insurance policy.

So as to resolve any leasehold-related delays sooner, It is strongly advised that you instruct a solicitor as soon as the decision is made to sell.

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Remortgaging

The Bank of England's current base rate is 5.25% (25 June, 2024)

Double check your conveyancer's lender panel membership before you instruct.

Our partner panel solicitors are on all major banks and building societies' panels. Whether you are switching to a standard variable rate mortgage from Santander or moving to a tracker mortgage with Buckinghamshire Building Society, we can help your remortgage complete quickly.

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Transfer of equity in Henley On Thames

Whether you are resolving joint ownership, gifting a home or estate planning, you will need to work with a solicitor to carry out a transfer of equity.

Your conveyancer will complete the legal work for a fixed fee.

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Conveyancing costs in Henley On Thames: What to expect

Conveyancing fees

The conveyancing quote will detail the fees for the legal work, including VAT, to be paid when the conveyancing transaction completes. These fees are what your conveyancer charges you for the work they complete.

Disbursements

Disbursements are third-party expenses incurred during the purchase, sale or other conveyancing transaction. Third-party disbursements include Stamp Duty and Land Registry fees.

Check what's included in your quote

When comparing quotes, watch out for undisclosed fees missing from the original quote. Some firms list extra charges in their terms and conditions. This can mean a final bill that is higher than the original quote.

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

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