Burgess Hill conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in Mid Sussex District Council?

Burgess Hill is situated in Mid Sussex District Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Mid Sussex District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1142.41
B £1332.81
C £1523.21
D £1713.61
E £2094.41
F £2475.21
G £2856.02
H £3427.22

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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

Can I claim stamp duty relief as a first time buyer?

Are Burgess Hill conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Burgess Hill carry out the conveyancing on an hourly basis others work on a fixed fee.

Our panel of property lawyers work on a fixed fee basis, with no additional fees hidden in the small print. Your quote will set out what you will pay when your home sale or purchase completes.

If, for whatever reason, your home sale or purchase does not go ahead, you will be covered by our No Sale, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

Will I need property searches when buying a property in Burgess Hill?

Conveyancing searches are enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Burgess Hill conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. Lenders also usually require conveyancing searches to be purchased.

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What are conveyancing searches when buying a home and do I need them?

I am buying a leasehold property in Burgess Hill - what do I need to know?

Buying a leasehold property in the UK can be complex when compared to purchasing a freehold. The many potential complications awaiting an uninformed purchaser can include legally technical issues like costly and undisclosed major works and short leases.

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?

I am selling a leasehold property in Burgess Hill - what do I need to know?

The legal work for a leasehold flat or house is quite a lot more time-consuming than for a freehold property.

Leasehold complexity involves additional tasks on the part of conveyancing solicitors in Burgess Hill, which could include sourcing all relevant freeholder information, through to a copy of the service charge budget for the current year (and any anticipated payments on account).

So as to resolve any leasehold-related difficulties sooner, It is strongly advised that the seller instruct a Burgess Hill conveyancing solicitor as soon as the decision is made to sell.

I am buying a new build property in Burgess Hill - what do I need to know?

The legal work for acquiring a new build home in Burgess Hill is often more complex than other types of conveyancing.

An experienced solicitor in Burgess Hill must be able to deal with things like liaising with the builder's onsite sales team, investigating road and drainage issues and working with warranty providers such as NHBC Buildmark, Advantage HCI and BOPAS.

Our specialist team of new build solicitors are well versed in representing buyers to achieve a stress free move and working to tight developer deadlines.

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Buying a new build property off plan - what you need to know.

What you need to check before buying a new build home.

I am remortgaging a property in Burgess Hill - 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 Burgess Hill might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

Our conveyancers are on the panel for all major lenders, so no matter whether you are switching to a variable-rate with Santander or to a capped-rate mortgage with Birmingham Midshires, our remortgage specialists can help.

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