Blandford Forum conveyancing FAQs

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

Blandford Forum is situated in North Dorset District Council. Council tax bands are:

Band North Dorset District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1283.29
B £1497.18
C £1711.06
D £1924.94
E £2352.70
F £2780.47
G £3208.23
H £3849.88

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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 Blandford Forum conveyancing fees fixed?

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

Your conveyancing solicitor will 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 Blandford Forum - which searches will I need?

The search pack for a standard property includes:

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

Occasionally the results of the standard searches will necessitate specialist searches , for example a British waterways search.

To check the price of searches on a Blandford Forum purchase use our conveyancing 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 Blandford Forum - what do I need to know?

Purchasing a leasehold house or flat in the UK can be complex when compared to purchasing a freehold. The many potential traps lying in wait for the unsuspecting buyer can include legally technical issues like incomplete management company accounts and excessive freehold premiums.

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?

Could the sale of a leasehold property be delayed?

Yes, compared to freehold conveyancing. The conveyancing for selling leasehold houses or flats usually takes longer.

The buyer's conveyancer will expect to see these documents, including management company information. Delays are usually caused by the time needed by your solicitor to gather this paperwork.

Your solicitor should commence this before a buyer has even been found, as this paperwork could take several weeks to collect if the managing agent or landlord is slow or difficult to contact.

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

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

Yes.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Blandford Forum remortgage solicitor will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

Our network of solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so whether you are you are moving to an interest-only mortgage with Lloyds Bank or to a long-term fixed mortgage with Virgin Money, we can assist.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender