Ampthill conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in Central Bedfordshire Council?

Ampthill is situated in Central Bedfordshire Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Central Bedfordshire Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1250.81
B £1459.28
C £1667.75
D £1876.22
E £2293.16
F £2710.10
G £3127.03
H £3752.44

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Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

How much stamp duty will I have to pay?

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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 Ampthill conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Ampthill offer their services on an hourly rate others work on a fixed fee.

Our property lawyers work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no unexpected 'add-ons'. Your quote will explain what you will pay when your house sale or purchase completes.

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

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm purchasing a property in Ampthill which property searches will I require?

The standard pack includes:

  • Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Environmental Search
  • Regulated Water Search
  • Chancel search

Occasionally the results of the standard searches will necessitate additional searches such as a radon gas search.

To work out how much searches will cost on a Ampthill move try our online conveyancing costs calculator.

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

How long does leasehold conveyancing take in Ampthill?

Over 90% of flats in the UK are leasehold. Buying a leasehold flat can take weeks more to complete than freehold property as there is more work involved and there are more parties involved.

Delays in leasehold transactions could include anything from an unresponsive landlord to incomplete managing agent information.

Our specialist leasehold solicitor team look after hundreds of leasehold clients every month, and our proactive approach can mean faster conveyancing.

Does the conveyancing for selling leasehold take longer?

Yes, that's correct, it can take considerably longer to conduct the conveyancing to sell a leasehold home,compared to the sale of a freehold property.

The buyer's solicitor will expect to see this leasehold-related paperwork. These could include three years' filed accounts for the property management and management company information. The time required by the seller's conveyancer to source this information is usually the cause of these delays.

It can take a long time to gather the managing agent's information if it is difficult to contact the agent responsible for managing the property or they are slow to respond, so the seller's solicitor should start this process before a buyer has even been found.

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Selling a leasehold flat? What to do before going on the market

I am remortgaging a property in Ampthill - do I need a solicitor?

Yes.

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Ampthill might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

Our conveyancing team are on the panel for all major lenders, so whether you are you are switching to a flexible mortgage with RBS or to a repayment mortgage with the Darlington Building Society, we can assist.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender