Ashbourne conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in Derbyshire Dales Council?

Ashbourne is situated in Derbyshire Dales Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band Derbyshire Dales Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1197.63
B £1397.23
C £1596.84
D £1796.44
E £2195.65
F £2594.86
G £2994.07
H £3592.88

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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 Ashbourne?

Conveyancing fees can be broken down into legal fees and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the extra third-party costs incurred on your behalf, for example Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) and land charges. Legal fees are for the work your solicitor carries out for you.

Our conveyancing fees for buying or selling a house in Ashbourne are fixed, so what you pay is exactly what you see in your quote.

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Ashbourne home move

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

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I'm buying a property in Ashbourne - 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 Ashbourne 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

Over 90% of flats in the UK are leasehold. Although much less common, there are also around 1 million leasehold houses nationwide. The legal work for a leasehold home will usually take more time than freehold property because there is more work involved.

Delays in leasehold transactions could include anything from an unresponsive landlord to incomplete service charge accounts.

Our specialist leasehold solicitor team look after hundreds of leasehold clients every month, and our proactive approach means delays are less likely to occur.

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

The conveyancing process for a leasehold flat (leasehold houses are not common) is a great deal more involved than for a freehold house.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Ashbourne must undertake extra work, for example obtaining an up-to-date service charge statement, through to details of common parts management.

In order to resolve any leasehold problems faster, It is strongly advised that the vendor contact a Ashbourne conveyancing solicitor as early in the process as possible, ideally before putting the property on the market,.

Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Ashbourne 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 Ashbourne remortgage solicitor will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

Conveyancers on the panel for all major lenders - so whether you are you are changing to a 95% mortgage with Santander or to a flexible mortgage with the Hinckley and Rugby Building Society, we can assist.

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