Alton conveyancing FAQs

How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in East Hampshire District Council?

Alton is situated in East Hampshire District Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band East Hampshire District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1099.69
B £1282.97
C £1466.25
D £1649.53
E £2016.09
F £2382.65
G £2749.22
H £3299.06

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Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

Stamp duty calculator

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Read more about stamp duty:

What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

Can I claim stamp duty relief as a first time buyer?

Are Alton conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Alton offer services on an hourly basis and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

Our expert solicitors work on a fixed fee basis, with no additional fees hidden in the small print. Your conveyancing quote will set out what the conveyancing fees and costs will be when your house purchase or sale completes.

If, for whatever reason, your house purchase or sale does not go ahead, you are covered by our No Sale, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm purchasing a home in Alton - what searches do I need?

The search pack for a standard property includes:

  • Local Authority Search
  • Residential Environmental Search
  • Regulated Drainage and Water Search
  • Chancel liability insurance (if required)

Occasionally the solicitor will advise further searches , for example a specialist environmental search.

To find out the cost of searches on a Alton property, use our online conveyancing costs calculator.

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What are conveyancing searches when buying a home and do I need them?

I am buying a leasehold property in Alton - what do I need to know?

Purchasing a leasehold house or flat is significantly more complex than buying a freehold property. The many potential complications awaiting an uninformed purchaser can include legally technical issues like costly and undisclosed major works and onerous covenants.

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

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What you need to know about buying a leasehold property

Should I be wary of buying a leasehold house?

Should I buy a property with a short lease?

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

Conveyancing for a leasehold flat is much more involved than for a more straightforward freehold house.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Alton must carry out extra work, and this could include sourcing the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to details of historical insurance claims.

In order to resolve any leasehold difficulties faster, It is highly recommended that the seller instruct a lawyer as soon as possible, and preferably before marketing the property,.

Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Alton property?

Yes you will need a solicitor to handle the legal side of the remortgage.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Alton will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

Our property solicitors are on the panel for all major lenders, so whether you are you are switching to a variable-rate with the Bank of Scotland or to a repayment mortgage with the Harpenden Building Society, our remortgage team can assist.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender