Bridport conveyancing FAQs

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

Bridport is situated in West Dorset District Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band West Dorset District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1283.69
B £1497.63
C £1711.58
D £1925.53
E £2353.43
F £2781.32
G £3209.22
H £3851.06

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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 Bridport conveyancing fees fixed?

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

Our property lawyers work on a fixed legal fee basis, with no additional fees hidden in the small print. Your detailed quote will set out exactly what the fees and disbursements will be when your transaction goes through.

If, for any reason at all, your transaction does not go ahead, you have the peace of mind of our No Move, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm buying a property in Bridport - 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 Bridport 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 Bridport - what do I need to know?

requires a number of extra steps when compared to buying a freehold. The numerous common problems awaiting an uninformed buyer can include legally technical issues like and onerous clauses in the lease.

An experienced leasehold conveyancer 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 a leasehold property take longer to sell?

Yes, it can take much more time to carry out the conveyancing on a leasehold home, compared to freehold conveyancing.

The buyer's conveyancer will expect to see several leasehold-related documents, including a copy of the freehold property's buildings insurance. Delays are usually caused by the time required by your lawyer to get these documents together.

It can take a long time to gather the managing agent's information if it is difficult to contact the landlord or managing agent or they are slow to respond, so your conveyancing solicitor should commence this before a buyer has even been found.

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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 Bridport property?

Yes.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Bridport remortgage solicitor could save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate by completing the conveyancing quickly.

Our conveyancers are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so whether you are you are moving to a 95% mortgage with the Nationwide Building Society or to a discounted-rate mortgage with the Hinckley and Rugby Building Society, our remortgage specialists can help.

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