Conveyancing Solicitors in Kenilworth

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Conveyancing in Kenilworth

Conveyancing is the work a solicitor does to transfer the legal title of a house or flat from one person to another. If you need a solicitor for conveyancing in Kenilworth, we can help you with fast & proactive conveyancing from a national panel of conveyancing specialists.

We have helped Kenilworth and Warwick 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: Bedworth, Leamington Spa, Nuneaton, Rugby and Warwick

Kenilworth Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Kenilworth

A town in Warwickshire, Kenilworth is known for its Kenilworth Castle, Abbey Fields, and the nearby University of Warwick. Kenilworth has a railway station, providing links to Coventry and Leamington Spa. Kenilworth has a population of approximately 23,000.

Kenilworth house prices

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

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Council Tax in Kenilworth (2023/24)

Kenilworth is in Warwick District Council.

Band Amount
A £1,429.54
B £1,667.79
C £1,906.05
D £2,144.31
E £2,620.82
F £3,097.34
G £3,573.85
H £4,288.62

What do Kenilworth conveyancing solicitors do?

The conveyancing solicitor will handle the legal aspects of buying a home. This means carrying out comprehensive due diligence, like raising questions about how the seller has used the property, obtaining searches from relevant authorities, such as Warwick Council, ensuring necessary funds are correctly transferred and registering your property at HMLR.

Kenilworth conveyancing solicitors would also undertake mining searches due to historical coal and mineral extraction.

Purchasing a property with a mortgage?

As part of the process of buying a house, your solicitor also has to handle legal due diligence on behalf of your mortgage bank. If your solicitor is not on your mortgage provider's panel, your purchase could take weeks longer.

More than 100 banks and building societies have approved our chosen partner solicitors. We can help you complete your Kenilworth transaction without delay.

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Buying a flat or house in a conservation area

When purchasing a flat or house in a Kenilworth conservation area, your property lawyer will check for potential planning breaches, e.g. facade maintenance restrictions, and an unapproved loft conversion. Conservation areas in Kenilworth and across the Warwick local authority include:

  • Rowington
  • Whitnash Church Green
  • Warwick
  • Kenilworth
  • Stoneleigh

Listed buildings

There are over half a million listed properties in England and Wales, and around 1,540 of which are in Warwick District Council.

Listed buildings in and around Kenilworth include:

  • Hollycote, 37 Lower Ladyes Hills, Kenilworth, Warwick, Warwickshire
  • Former National School, School Lane, Kenilworth, Warwick, Warwickshire
  • Wantage, Including Outbuilding Immediately Nne, Boundary Wall, And Garden Walls And Features, 1 Castle Hill, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, Cv8 1Nb, Kenilworth, Warwick, Warwickshire
  • White Lion Public House, 35 Warwick Road, Kenilworth, Warwick, Warwickshire
  • 1-3 Upper Rosemary Hill, Kenilworth, Warwick, Warwickshire

There are many additional things to consider when buying a listed building. Our specialist panel of property solicitors will explain to you what duties your ownership will impose. Examples include regular upkeep, required consent for any alterations and a requirement to use original or historically appropriate materials.

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New Build Conveyancing

The legal work for buying a new build home in Kenilworth can be more complex than the legal work required to purchase an established property.

An experienced solicitor in Kenilworth must be able to deal with things like advising on mortgage offer flexibility for delayed completion, handling withdrawal under the Consumer Code for Housebuilders and registering ownership with warranty providers such as NHBC, Advantage HCI and AHCI.

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Buying a leasehold property

Purchasing a leasehold flat in the UK can be very involved. The numerous common problems lying in wait for the unsuspecting buyer can include legally technical issues like unpaid service charges by the existing leaseholder and onerous covenants.

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

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Selling property in Kenilworth

For the sale of a home in Kenilworth, the solicitor will compile key documents, such as ID forms and the draft contract.

The conveyancer will address potential issues, reply to the buyer's solicitor's inquiries and handle the mortgage redemption.

Your solicitor will also work with all parties, like estate agents and banks or building societies, to confirm that the move is completed without incident.

I am selling a leasehold property in Kenilworth - what do I need to know?

The conveyancing process for a leasehold flat (leasehold houses are not common) is significantly more time-consuming than for a freehold property.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Kenilworth will need to conduct additional work, for example getting the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to insurance details.

So as to resolve any leasehold-related difficulties sooner, It is recommended that the vendor contact a solicitor as early in the process as possible, and potentially before going on the market,.

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Remortgage in Kenilworth

The Bank of England's current base rate is 5.25% (24 June, 2024)

You should check the remortgage solicitor you have picked is an approved member of your lender's panel before you instruct.

Our remortgage panel solicitors are on all major lenders' panels, so whether you are switching to a 5-year fixed rate from HSBC or taking out a tracker mortgage from Hinckley and Rugby Building Society, our panel solicitors will make the process as simple and stress-free as possible.

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Transfer of equity in Kenilworth

If you need to change the ownership structure of a property, whether you are transferring the ownership of a property (in part or in full) to your children, changing the legal ownership structure or tax planning for the future, you will need to transfer equity.

Your lawyer will complete the legal work for a low, fixed fee.

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How much are conveyancing fees in Kenilworth?

Solicitors' fees

Your conveyancing solicitor's quote should clearly detail the legal fees, including VAT, to be paid when the conveyancing transaction completes. These fees are what your conveyancer charges you for the work they complete on your behalf.

Disbursements

A disbursement is an expense your conveyancer will pay on your behalf which will be added to your bill when you complete. Examples of disbursements include Stamp Duty, property searches and a verification of identity fee.

Check for additional fees

If you are comparing conveyancing quotes, beware of hidden fees or extra charges. Some solicitors' quotes set out additional charges in their terms and conditions, resulting in a higher final bill.

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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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