Andover conveyancing FAQs

How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in Test Valley Borough Council?

Andover is situated in Test Valley Borough Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band Test Valley Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1082.08
B £1262.43
C £1442.77
D £1623.12
E £1983.81
F £2344.51
G £2705.20
H £3246.24

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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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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

How much are conveyancing fees for buying or selling a home in Andover?

Conveyancing fees include the solicitor's legal and disbursements.

Disbursements are the third-party costs incurred on behalf of a buyer or seller, e.g. Stamp Duty or freeholder fees. Legal fees are for the work our solicitors carry out for you.

Our fees for buying or selling a house in Andover are fixed, meaning for a standard transaction, what you pay is exactly what you see in your quote.

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Andover sale or purchase

Our conveyancing fees calculator can give you a comprehensive conveyancing quote including all of the legal costs involved in buying and selling your home.

Calculate my conveyancing fees with our conveyancing fee calculator

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm buying a property in Andover - which searches will I need?

The search pack for a standard property includes:

  • Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Drainage and Water Search
  • Environmental Search
  • Chancel liability insurance

Occasionally the solicitor will recommend specialist searches , for example a commons registration search.

To work out the price of searches on a Andover move, use 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 the conveyancing on a leasehold property take

Almost every flat in the UK is leasehold. Leasehold houses are less common, but there are still an estimated 1 million such properties across the country. Purchasing a leasehold flat typically takes longer than freehold property as leasehold transactions involve more work and there is greater complexity.

Delays in leasehold transactions could include anything from an unreachable freeholder to missing leasehold documents.

Our specialist leasehold solicitor team handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month. With specialist expertise there should be far fewer delays.

Is there anything to be aware of if selling a leasehold property in Andover?

The legal work for a leasehold flat or house is quite a lot more specialised in comparison with a freehold house.

The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in Andover must carry out additional work. This can involve sourcing the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to ascertaining if any excess payments are anticipated.

To reduce leasehold-related delays, It is recommended that the seller instruct a Andover conveyancing solicitor as soon as is practicable.

I am buying a new build property in Andover - what do I need to know?

The conveyancing for buying a new build home in Andover .

A conveyancing solicitor in Andover will need to be qualified to handle things like handling structural guarantees, investigating issues with drains and roads that serve the property and checking new build warranties with warranty providers, including NHBC, Advantage HCI and Castle.

Our specialist team of new build conveyancing solicitors are experts in representing buyers to achieve the best possible outcome and working to tight developer deadlines.

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Buying a new build property off plan - what you need to know.

What you need to check before buying a new build home.

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

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

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Andover remortgage solicitor can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

Our conveyancing solicitors are on the panel for all major lenders, so whether you are you are moving to a lifetime tracker mortgage with Lloyds Bank or to a long-term fixed mortgage with Birmingham Midshires, our remortgage team can assist.

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