Bembridge conveyancing FAQs

How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in Isle of Wight Council?

Bembridge is situated in Isle of Wight Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Isle of Wight Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1204.46
B £1405.20
C £1605.95
D £1806.69
E £2208.18
F £2609.66
G £3011.15
H £3613.38

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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 Bembridge conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Bembridge carry out the conveyancing on a price per hour basis and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

Our panel of property lawyers work on a fixed legal fee basis, with no unexpected 'add-ons'. Your conveyancing quote will explain what you will pay when your property transaction completes.

If, for any reason at all, your property transaction 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 buying a home in Bembridge - what searches do I need?

The standard pack includes:

  • Official or Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Environmental Search
  • Drainage and Water Search
  • Chancel liability insurance (if required)

Occasionally the solicitor will advise further searches , for example a mining search.

To work out the total cost of searches on a Bembridge purchase try our conveyancing 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 Bembridge?

Almost all flats are leasehold. Purchasing a leasehold home will usually take more time than a freehold home as the freeholder and/or managing agent are also involved.

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

Our specialist leasehold solicitor team complete the legal work for 100's of leasehold purchases each month, and our proactive approach can mean faster conveyancing.

Does the conveyancing for selling leasehold take longer?

Yes, that's correct, it can take considerably longer to conduct the conveyancing to sell a leasehold home,compared to the sale of a freehold property.

The buyer's solicitor will expect to see this leasehold-related paperwork. These could include three years' filed accounts for the property management and management company information. The time required by the seller's conveyancer to source this information is usually the cause of these delays.

It can take a long time to gather the managing agent's information if it is difficult to contact the agent responsible for managing the property or they are slow to respond, so the seller's solicitor should start this process before a buyer has even been found.

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

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

The conveyancing process for purchasing a new build property in Bembridge .

A property lawyer in Bembridge must be able to deal with things like dealing with fast exchange timeframes, ensuring new estate roads are adopted and working with warranty providers such as NHBC, Advantage and Protek.

Our award-winning team of new build conveyancing solicitors are well versed in helping buyers get the best possible outcome 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 Bembridge - do I need a solicitor?

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 good Bembridge remortgage solicitor can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

Our network of solicitors can act for most UK lenders, so whether you are you are changing to an interest-only mortgage with the NatWest or to a variable-rate mortgage with the Skipton Building Society, our remortgage specialists can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender