Ashford Kent conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in Ashford Borough Council?

Ashford Kent is situated in Ashford Borough Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band Ashford Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1116.79
B £1302.92
C £1489.05
D £1675.18
E £2047.44
F £2419.70
G £2791.97
H £3350.36

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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 Ashford Kent?

Conveyancing fees will include legal fees and disbursements.

Disbursements are the taxes and additional costs incurred on your behalf, such as HM Land Registry fees or land charges. Legal fees are for the solicitor's legal work.

Our solicitor's legal fees for buying or selling a house in Ashford Kent are fixed, which means that for a standard transaction, what we quote is what you pay

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Our conveyancing fees calculator can give you a comprehensive conveyancing quote with a detailed breakdown of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Ashford Kent sale or purchase.

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I'm buying a home in Ashford Kent - what searches do I need?

The standard search pack will include:

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

On occasion the solicitor will advise additional searches , for example a British waterways search.

To work out the price of searches on a Ashford Kent house or flat, use our calculator.

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

How long does conveyancing take when buying a leasehold flat in Ashford Kent?

Almost every flat in the UK is leasehold. Although much less common, there are also around 1 million leasehold houses nationwide. Purchasing a leasehold home typically takes longer than a freehold home because there is more to prepare and more technical complexity exists.

Delays in leasehold transactions could include anything from an absent freeholder to slow receipt of the managing agent information.

Quittance's team of leasehold specialists handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month. With specialist expertise there should be far fewer delays.

What do I need to know if selling a leasehold property in Ashford Kent?

Conveyancing for a leasehold flat (leasehold houses are rare) is much more time-consuming in comparison with a freehold house.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Ashford Kent must carry out extra work, and this could include obtaining all relevant freeholder information, through to ascertaining if any excess payments are anticipated.

To reduce leasehold-related delays, It is strongly advised that the vendor contact a lawyer as soon as is practicable.

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

The conveyancing for purchasing a new build property in Ashford Kent .

A good solicitor in Ashford Kent must be able to deal with things like dealing with delays associated with off-plan, handling initial Land Registry registration and .

Our highly experienced team of new build conveyancers are well versed in working with buyers towards a stress free move 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 Ashford Kent 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 Ashford Kent should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

Our conveyancing solicitors can act for most UK lenders, so whether you are you are changing to a variable-rate with the Halifax or to a long-term fixed mortgage with the Coventry Building Society, we can help.

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