Axminster conveyancing FAQs

How much council tax must I pay for a property in East Devon Council?

Axminster is situated in East Devon Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band East Devon Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1203.51
B £1404.10
C £1604.68
D £1805.27
E £2206.44
F £2607.61
G £3008.78
H £3610.54

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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 Axminster?

Conveyancing fees will include the solicitor's legal and disbursements.

Disbursements are the third-party costs incurred on behalf of a buyer or seller, such as Stamp Duty and Office Copies. Legal fees are for the work your solicitor carries out for you.

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

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Axminster sale or purchase

Our online conveyancing fees calculator gives you a detailed fixed fee quote including all of the legal costs involved in buying and selling your home.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm buying a home in Axminster which property searches will I require?

The standard pack includes:

  • Local Authority Search
  • Environmental Search
  • Drainage and Water Search
  • Chancel search

Sometimes the location of the property will warrant specialist searches e.g. a mining search.

To check how much searches will cost on a Axminster purchase you can use our our online conveyancing costs calculator.

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

I am buying a leasehold property in Axminster - what do I need to know?

Purchasing a leasehold property in the UK requires a number of extra steps when compared to buying a freehold. The many potential problems awaiting the unsuspecting purchaser can include legally technical issues like unreasonable managing agent fees and leases with fewer than 80 years to run.

Your solicitor will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

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What you need to know about buying a leasehold property

Should I be wary of buying a leasehold house?

Should I buy a property with a short lease?

Does it take longer to sell a leasehold property?

Compared to freehold property, yes. The legal work for selling a leasehold house or flat can result in long delays.

The buyer's conveyancer must review this leasehold-related paperwork, like a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property and a current statement of service charges. The time it takes the solicitor to get these documents together is the common cause of such delays.

Your lawyer ought to start this process even before you have found a buyer, because this paperwork can take weeks to collect if the managing agent is slow or difficult to contact.

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

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

The conveyancing process for acquiring a new build in Axminster is more complicated than buying an existing property.

Your solicitor in Axminster will need to be qualified to handle things like checking the suitability of new build insurance, checking planning conditions have been fulfilled and working with warranty providers, including NHBC, Advantage HCI and Ark Residential.

Our specialist team of new build solicitors are experts in representing buyers to achieve 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.

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

Yes.

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Axminster will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

Quittance's solicitors can act for most UK lenders, so whether you are you are changing to a 100% mortgage with the Co-operative Bank or to a two-year discount with the Darlington Building Society, our remortgage specialists can help.

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