Billericay conveyancing FAQs

How much council tax must I pay for a property in Basildon District Council?

Billericay is situated in Basildon District Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band Basildon District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1159.33
B £1352.55
C £1545.77
D £1738.99
E £2125.43
F £2511.87
G £2898.32
H £3477.98

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Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

How much stamp duty will I have to pay?

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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 Billericay?

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

Conveyancing disbursements are the costs payable as part of a conveyancing transaction, incurred on your behalf, e.g. HM Land Registry fees or indemnity policies. Legal fees are for the work our solicitors carry out for you.

Our fees for buying or selling a house in Billericay are fixed, which means that for a standard transaction, your fixed fee conveyancing quote will have no sneaky additional fees

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Billericay sale or purchase

Our conveyancing fees calculator gives you a detailed fixed fee quote with a comprehensive list of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Billericay sale or purchase.

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I'm purchasing a home in Billericay - which searches will I need?

The standard pack includes:

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

On occasion the solicitor will advise additional searches , for example a transport search.

To see the total cost of searches on a Billericay 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 Billericay - what do I need to know?

Buying 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 undisclosed major works and marriage value issues.

A specialist leasehold 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 Billericay?

The conveyancing process for a leasehold property is significantly more complicated compared to a freehold house.

The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in Billericay will need to conduct extra work, including collating the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to ascertaining if a license to assign is required.

In order to resolve any leasehold difficulties faster, It is highly recommended that you instruct a property lawyer as soon as is practicable.

Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Billericay property?

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Billericay should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

Our conveyancing solicitors can act for most UK lenders, so no matter whether you are moving to a fixed-rate mortgage with Lloyds Bank or to a flexible mortgage with the Barnsley Building Society, we can help.

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