Benfleet conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in Castle Point Council?

Benfleet is situated in Castle Point Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band Castle Point Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1146.45
B £1337.53
C £1528.60
D £1719.68
E £2101.83
F £2483.98
G £2866.13
H £3439.36

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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

Are Benfleet conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Benfleet provide legal services on an hourly rate and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

Our panel of conveyancing solicitors work on a fixed legal fee basis, with no sneaky extras. Your conveyancing quote will set out exactly what you will pay when your home sale or purchase completes.

If, for any reason at all, your home sale or purchase does not go ahead, you are covered by our No Sale, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm purchasing a property in Benfleet which property searches will I require?

The search pack for a standard property includes:

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

On occasion the location of the property will warrant specialist searches , for example a British waterways search.

To find out the price of searches on a Benfleet move, try our conveyancing cost 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 Benfleet - what do I need to know?

Purchasing a leasehold flat in the UK is significantly more complex than buying a freehold property. The many potential problems awaiting the unsuspecting buyer can include legally technical issues like unreasonable managing agent fees and onerous clauses in the lease.

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?

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

The legal work for a leasehold flat (leasehold houses are rare) is significantly more difficult than for a more straightforward freehold house.

The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in Benfleet must undertake extra work, for example getting an up-to-date service charge statement, through to a copy of the service charge budget for the current year.

To reduce leasehold-related delays, It is recommended that the vendor contact a Benfleet conveyancing solicitor as early as possible.

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

Yes.

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Benfleet could save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate by completing the conveyancing quickly.

Quittance's solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so whether you are you are changing to a flexible mortgage with Lloyds Bank or to a two-year discount with the Hinckley and Rugby Building Society, our remortgage specialists can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender