Conveyancing Solicitors in Wootton Bassett

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Conveyancing in Wootton Bassett

Conveyancing is when a solicitor transfers the legal ownership of a property from one individual to another. If you need a solicitor for conveyancing in Wootton Bassett, we can help you with fast & proactive conveyancing from a national panel of conveyancing specialists.

We have helped clients in Wootton Bassett and throughout Wiltshire 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: Salisbury, Swindon and Trowbridge

Wootton Bassett Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Wootton Bassett

Officially known as Royal Wootton Bassett, this Wiltshire market town received its royal prefix in 2011, the first to be awarded in over 100 years. The town is known for its active community and historic charm, with a variety of shops, pubs, and annual events.

With proximity to the M4 motorway, and Swindon's rail links nearby, Wootton Bassett is well-connected for travel. The population of Wootton Bassett is approximately 12,000.

Wootton Bassett house prices

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

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Council Tax in Wootton Bassett (2023/24)

Wootton Bassett is in Wiltshire Council.

Band Amount
A £1,477.53
B £1,723.78
C £1,970.03
D £2,216.29
E £2,708.80
F £3,201.31
G £3,693.82
H £4,432.58

What do Wootton Bassett conveyancing solicitors do?

A conveyancing solicitor will address all the legal details of the transaction. This means carrying out comprehensive due diligence, like arranging property searches, raising enquires of the seller, ensuring necessary funds are correctly transferred and registering your ownership of the property at HMLR.

Further to the standard checks and searches, Wootton Bassett conveyancing solicitors may also carry out checks associated with military or air rights, as the county is home to military bases and restricted airspace.

Purchasing a property with a mortgage?

If you are getting a mortgage, your solicitor will also need to act for your mortgage bank.

Your transaction could take weeks longer and incur the cost of an additional solicitor to act for the lender if your lawyer is not on your lender's panel.

We work with lawyers who can represent the vast majority of lenders, such as major banks like HSBC, to smaller lenders like Bradford and Bingley and Cynergy Bank - ensuring your transaction will complete without delay.

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Buying in a conservation area

When purchasing a flat or house in a conservation area, your solicitor or licensed conveyancer will need to check for restrictions on how you can use the flat or house, e.g. rights of way, and area consents. Conservation areas in Wootton Bassett and across the Wiltshire local authority include:

  • Monkton Farleigh
  • Lockeridge
  • Orcheston
  • Little Somerford
  • Upper Wraxall

New Build

The legal work for buying a new build in Wootton Bassett is often more complex than other types of conveyancing.

A solicitor in Wootton Bassett must be able to deal with things like handling deposits, dealing with incomplete service connection agreements and checking new build warranties with warranty providers such as NHBC, Advantage and Ark Residential.

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Buying a leasehold property

Purchasing a leasehold house or flat in the UK can be complex. The many potential problems awaiting the unsuspecting purchaser can include legally technical issues like costly and undisclosed major works and onerous covenants.

An experienced leasehold conveyancer will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

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Selling property in Wootton Bassett

The sale of a Wootton Bassett property will require the solicitor to first arrange all the necessary documentation, including the sale contract and ID forms, and help you complete these forms.

Their role involves answering the buyer's solicitor's questions and sorting out potential snags.

In order to facilitate a faster completion, your conveyancer will also communicate effectively with all parties, such as estate agents, landlords and lenders.

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

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

Leasehold complexity involves extra work on the part of conveyancing solicitors in Wootton Bassett, which could include getting the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to details of historical insurance claims.

To reduce leasehold-related delays, It is highly recommended that you instruct a lawyer as early as possible.

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Remortgage in Wootton Bassett

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

Before you appoint a solicitor to handle your remortgage, your solicitor must be able to act for your bank or building society.

Our partner panel solicitors are panel members for all major building societies and banks, so whether you are switching to a 30-year mortgage from Bank of Ireland or moving to a 3-year tracker rate with Accord, our experienced conveyancing team can guide you through the remortgage process.

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Transfer of equity

Whether you are gifting a home, adding a new partner to your property's title or inheritance tax planning, you will need to transfer equity. Your conveyancer will handle the legal side for a fixed fee.

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Conveyancing costs in Wootton Bassett: What to expect

Solicitors' fees

These fees are what your lawyer charges you for the work they complete during your property transaction. Your conveyancing solicitor's quote will detail the fees for the legal work, including VAT, that you'll pay when your transaction completes.

Disbursements

The quote will include necessary third-party costs, called disbursements, such as Local authority searches, Stamp Duty or a title search.

Check the terms and conditions

Some solicitors' quotes include extra costs in their terms and conditions. This can lead to a final bill that is higher than the original quote. Beware of hidden fees or extra charges, when comparing quotes.

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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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