Barnstaple conveyancing FAQs

How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in North Devon District Council?

Barnstaple is situated in North Devon District Council. Council tax bands are:

Band North Devon District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1225.41
B £1429.64
C £1633.88
D £1838.11
E £2246.58
F £2655.05
G £3063.52
H £3676.22

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Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

Stamp duty calculator

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Read more about stamp duty:

What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

Are Barnstaple conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Barnstaple offer services on an hourly rate others work on a fixed fee.

Quittance's property lawyers work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no additional fees hidden in the small print. Your conveyancing quote will set out what you will pay when your house sale or purchase goes through.

If, for any reason at all, your house sale or purchase does not go ahead, you will pay no legal fees at all with our No Move, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm purchasing a house in Barnstaple - which searches will I need?

The search pack for a standard property includes:

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

On occasion the solicitor will advise further searches such as a radon gas search.

To see the cost of searches on a Barnstaple purchase use our conveyancing cost calculator.

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

How long does leasehold conveyancing take in Barnstaple?

Almost all flats are leasehold. Although much less common, there are also around 1 million leasehold houses nationwide. Buying a leasehold home typically takes longer than freehold property because there is more to prepare and there is greater complexity.

Causes of numerous delays can range from incomplete managing agent information to uncontactable landlords.

Quittance's expert leasehold solicitors complete the legal work for 100's of leasehold purchases each month, and our proactive approach means delays are less likely to occur.

Does the conveyancing for selling leasehold take longer?

Yes, compared to freehold conveyancing. The conveyancing for selling leasehold houses or flats can be seriously delayed.

The buyer's solicitor must review these documents, including a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property. The time needed by your lawyer to gather this paperwork is the common cause of such delays.

It can take a long time to gather this information if it is difficult to contact the agent responsible for managing the property or they are slow to respond, so your solicitor should get this underway even before a sale has been agreed.

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

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

The conveyancing for purchasing a new build property in Barnstaple .

A good solicitor in Barnstaple 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.

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

Yes.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Barnstaple remortgage solicitor will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

Our property lawyers are on the panel for all major lenders, so no matter whether you are changing to an offset mortgage with the Bank of Scotland or to a long-term fixed mortgage with the Dudley Building Society, we can assist.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender