Bishops Stortford conveyancing FAQs

How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in East Hertfordshire Council?

Bishops Stortford is situated in East Hertfordshire Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band East Hertfordshire Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1143.55
B £1334.14
C £1524.73
D £1715.32
E £2096.50
F £2477.68
G £2858.87
H £3430.64

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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 Bishops Stortford?

Conveyancing fees include the solicitor's legal and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the third-party costs incurred on behalf of a buyer or seller, such as Stamp Duty Land Tax and ground rent service charges. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

Our solicitor's legal fees for buying or selling a house in Bishops Stortford are fixed, so for a standard transaction, what you pay is exactly what you see in your quote.

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Bishops Stortford move

Our online conveyancing fees calculator can give you a comprehensive conveyancing quote with a detailed breakdown of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Bishops Stortford sale or purchase.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm buying a property in Bishops Stortford - what searches do I need?

The search pack for a standard property includes:

  • Official or Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Water search
  • Environmental Search
  • Chancel search

On occasion the initial search results will recommend specialist searches , for example a search.

To check how much searches will cost on a Bishops Stortford property use 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 Bishops Stortford - 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 lying in wait for an uninformed buyer can include legally technical issues like sinking fund issues and onerous covenants.

A 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?

Does it take longer to sell a leasehold property?

Yes, that's correct, it can take considerably longer to complete the legal work on a leasehold home when compared to conveyancing on a freehold house.

The solicitor acting for the buyer will need to review this leasehold-related paperwork, including a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property. The time needed by the seller's conveyancer to source this information is usually the cause of these delays.

Your conveyancing solicitor should get this underway as soon as possible, as this paperwork can take a long time to gather if the landlord or 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 remortgaging a property in Bishops Stortford - do I need a solicitor?

Yes you will need a solicitor to handle the legal side of the remortgage.

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Bishops Stortford remortgage solicitor should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

Our property solicitors can act for most UK lenders, so no matter whether you are moving to a fixed-rate mortgage with Bradford & Bingley or to a capped-rate mortgage with the Market Harborough Building Society, Quittance can help.

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