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Ashford Kent Conveyancing: FAQs

Conveyancing clients often have lots of questions about buying or selling in Ashford Kent, and about the conveyancing process. Here are some of the most commonly asked questions:

Buying property in Ashford Kent

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 .

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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.

What are the Council Tax bands in Ashford Borough Council in 2022?

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

Band Ashford Council Tax (2022/23)
A £1,333.60
B £1,555.87
C £1,778.13
D £2,000.40
E £2,444.93
F £2,889.47
G £3,334.00
H £4,000.80

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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.

Leasehold specialists handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month. With specialist expertise there should be far fewer delays.

Selling property in Ashford Kent

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.

Remortgaging in Ashford Kent

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 1.25% (June 2022). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Ashford Kent should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

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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Transferring equity in Ashford Kent

Can Quittance help with a transfer of equity on my Ashford Kent property?

The equity transfer process can be complex. Most people complete the transfer process with the help of a conveyancing solicitor.

A solicitor will advise on the various options for joint ownership, complete the registration process, deal with Stamp Duty (SDLT) and handle the legal work for a remortgage if required.

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Comparing Conveyancing Quotes in Ashford Kent

What's the difference between fees and disbursements?

Legal fees are paid to your solicitor or licensed conveyancer for completing the legal work, including the shared ownership fee and buy-to-let fee.

Disbursements are third-party costs, such as Lawyer Checker fee and Drainage and water search fee.

How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2022?

To properly compare Ashford Kent conveyancing quotes, you must be aware of potential additional charges and hidden fees that could significantly increase the cost of your home move.

Our market research, carried out in July, 2022, shows the true cost of conveyancing varies considerably between solicitors.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2022?

General Ashford Kent property lawyers FAQs

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 property searches. Legal fees are for the solicitor's legal work.

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

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Ashford Kent home move

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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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2022?

How we can help you

If you are buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity in a property in Ashford Kent and need an expert conveyancing solicitor, we can take care of the legal side of your move.

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