Broadstairs conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in Thanet District Council?

Broadstairs is situated in Thanet District Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Thanet District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1166.16
B £1360.52
C £1554.88
D £1749.24
E £2137.96
F £2526.68
G £2915.40
H £3498.48

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How much are conveyancing fees for buying or selling a home in Broadstairs?

Conveyancing fees are made up of the solicitor's legal and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the extra third-party costs paid out on your behalf, e.g. HMLR fees or landlord's notice fees. Legal fees are for the work your solicitor carries out for you.

Our fees for buying or selling a house in Broadstairs are fixed, - for a standard transaction, what you pay is exactly what you see in your quote.

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Our online conveyancing fees calculator gives an instant conveyancing quote with a comprehensive list of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Broadstairs sale or purchase.

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I'm purchasing a house in Broadstairs - what searches do I need?

The standard search pack will include:

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

Occasionally the location of the property will warrant specialist searches , for example a commons registration search.

To find out the cost of searches on a Broadstairs purchase, 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 Broadstairs - what do I need to know?

Purchasing a leasehold flat in the UK requires a number of extra steps when compared to buying a freehold. The many potential traps lying in wait for an uninformed buyer can include legally technical issues like unreasonable managing agent fees and short leases.

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 the conveyancing for selling leasehold take longer?

Correct, it can take much more time to conduct the conveyancing to sell a leasehold home, compared to freehold conveyancing.

The buyer's conveyancer must review this leasehold-related paperwork, including management company information. Typically, delays are due to the time needed by the seller's conveyancer to source this information.

Your conveyancing solicitor should start this process at the earliest opportunity, because this paperwork can take 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

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

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

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Broadstairs might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

Our property solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so whether you are you are switching to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Halifax or to a repayment mortgage with the Chelsea Building Society, our remortgage team can assist.

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