Thank you for looking at our property services. Making the decision to remortgage your home can be just as life changing as buying your first property.
A remortgage is when you either renegotiate with your current lender or change the mortgage on your property to a new lender. It is important to speak to a mortgage adviser who can go through the options with you and make sure you get the right deal for what you want to achieve.
There are many reasons you may wish to remortgage such as:
- To reduce the interest rate on your mortgage
- To fix your monthly payments and protect against possible future rate rises
- To raise money to carry out home improvements
- To raise a cash lump sum by releasing equity from your home
- Change in personal circumstances such as a marriage or divorce
- To consolidate your debts
We have an experienced team who understand the stress involved in re-mortgaging your property, who know how the banks, building societies and mortgage lenders work. Our approach is a simple, we provide a first-class service from our expert team who make the difference by taking the stress away from you and dealing with matters on your behalf.
Good communication is key to making the remortgaging process as simple and stress-free as possible for you. Our team of highly qualified solicitors have the legal and technical “know how” to resolve any issues as they arise in a professional and efficient manner, while making sure everything you need to know is explained as clearly as possible.
You will have the confidence that you are our priority, with our aim being that any member of the team is available to speak with you when you need some clarity and certainty at any stage in the process. We feel this provides reassurance and gives you an outlet for any concerns that you may have. We not only want to provide that first-class service, but value for money and no hidden fees.
We are proud to hold CQS Accreditations, issued by the Law Society. The scheme is designed to improve transparency of transactions, raise service levels and provide better communication and a more efficient process.
We work on a fixed fee basis, so you will know exactly how much your remortgage is going to cost from the outset.
If during the transaction there are any new development which could lead to an additional cost, we will discuss the change in fees with you at the earliest opportunity and agree a way forward.
Our fees are set out as:
Banking transaction fee (each transfer)
Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as Land Registry fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.
VAT (if applicable)
Land Registry Office copies (per document)
Land Registration fee (from*)
Bankruptcy search (per name)
Land Registry priority search (per title)
Search pack to include searches usually required by mortgage lenders **
From 160.00 to £200.00
Search Indemnity insurance (some lenders will accept insurance in lieu of the search pack)
From 20.00 will depend on the value of the property
* Land Registry fees are payable on the value of the transaction (usually the re-mortgage amount) and on the proviso that an electronic application can be made. For full details of these charges, please visit HM Land Registry's Website for up to date costs
** Search pack includes a Local Authority Search, Coal Authority Search and Drainage and Water Search. The price may change depending on the Local Authority
We do not undertake mortgage or tax advice and we would recommend you seek advice from an independent mortgage broker or financial adviser.
We do not carry out valuations on your home, this will be conducted by your new lender.
A typical remortgage takes between 6 and 8 weeks, however it can be longer if there are any complications such as an application being rejected. The process may also take longer if you switch lenders compared with getting a new deal with your current mortgage company.
With every transaction there are key milestones, which may vary according to individual circumstances. They may be as follows:
- Taking your instructions and giving initial advice based on the information you have provided
- Requesting the Title Deeds and Redemption Statement
- Obtaining Official Copies of the Title
- Checking the Title
- Checking Official Copies
- Leasehold properties will require the lease to be checked and enquiries made if relevant
- Checking the mortgage offer
- Preparing for completion
- Requesting final redemption statement
- Requesting the mortgage advance
If the matter has been introduced to us via an Agent or Financial Advisor with whom we have a business relationship, you will be notified of the fee by the Agent or Financial Advisor making the referral and also in our client care pack. The fee can range between £50 - £100.00 plus VAT if applicable and will be paid on completion from our own funds. There will be no additional charge to the client. Any advice we give to you is completely independent of such arrangement
All of our staff are supervised by our Directors. For more information including details of qualifications and experience of all our staff please visit our profile pages.