Canterbury conveyancing FAQs
How much Council Tax must I pay for a property in Canterbury City Council in 2021?
Canterbury is situated in Canterbury City Council. Council tax bands are:
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Are Canterbury conveyancing fees fixed?
Some conveyancing solicitors in Canterbury carry out the conveyancing on an hourly basis others work on a fixed fee.
Your property lawyer will 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 a No Sale, No Fee guarantee.
Will I need property searches when buying a property in Canterbury?
Property searches are enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Canterbury conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. Mortgage lenders also usually require conveyancing searches to be purchased.
I am buying a leasehold property in Canterbury - what do I need to know?
Buying a leasehold flat in the UK can be complex when compared to purchasing a freehold. The many potential traps awaiting an uninformed purchaser can include legally technical issues like unpaid service charges by the existing leaseholder and leases with fewer than 80 years to run.
Your solicitor will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.
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.
I am remortgaging a property in Canterbury - 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 0.1% (Jan 2021). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Canterbury will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.
Property solicitors on the panel for all major lenders - so no matter whether you are switching to a 95% mortgage with the Nationwide Building Society or to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Hinckley and Rugby Building Society, our remortgage team can assist.
Can Quittance help with the conveyancing for a transfer of equity on my Canterbury property?
A 'transfer of equity' will be required if the ownership structure of the Canterbury property needs to be changed, but at least one of the current owners will remain on the title, or if the property is being gifted to a child or relative. The legal process of transferring equity differs from an outright purchase or sale. Your solicitor can carry out the legal process for you for a guaranteed fixed fee. If you will also be remortgaging, this can be completed at the same time as the transfer.
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