Chatteris conveyancing FAQs
How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in Fenland District Council?
Chatteris is situated in Fenland District Council. Council tax bands are as follows:
|Band||Fenland District Council Tax (2018/19)|
How much are conveyancing fees for buying or selling a home in Chatteris?
Conveyancing fees are made up of legal fees and disbursements.
Conveyancing disbursements are the taxes and additional costs incurred on your behalf, e.g. Stamp Duty Land Tax or property searches. Legal fees are for the solicitor's legal work.
Our legal fees for buying or selling a house in Chatteris are fixed, so for a standard conveyancing transaction, what we quote is what you pay
Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Chatteris property sale or purchase
Our online conveyancing fees calculator gives you a detailed fixed fee quote including all of the legal costs involved in buying and selling your home.
I'm purchasing a house in Chatteris - what searches do I need?
The standard search pack will include:
- Official or Regulated Local Authority Search
- Water search
- Residential Environmental Search
- Chancel liability insurance (if required)
Sometimes the location of the property will warrant further searches e.g. an HS2 search.
To see the total cost of searches on a Chatteris purchase, try our conveyancing cost calculator.
How long does leasehold conveyancing take in Chatteris?
The vast majority of flats are leasehold. Leasehold houses are less common, but there are still an estimated 1 million such properties across the country. Purchasing a leasehold home will usually take more time than freehold property as there is more work involved and more technical complexity exists.
Causes of numerous delays can range from slow receipt of the managing agent information to an unreachable freeholder.
Quittance's team of leasehold specialists look after hundreds of leasehold clients every month, and our proactive approach means delays are less likely to occur.
Does it take longer to sell a leasehold property?
Yes. Sale conveyancing for leasehold properties can be seriously delayed.
The buyer's conveyancer will need to review these documents, such as an up-to-date statement of service charges. Typically, delays are due to the time required by your solicitor to gather this paperwork.
The seller's solicitor should start this process as soon as possible, as this information could take several weeks to collect if it is difficult to contact the landlord or managing agent.
Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Chatteris property?
Yes you will need a solicitor to handle the legal side of the remortgage.
The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Chatteris remortgage solicitor could save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate by completing the conveyancing quickly.
Our conveyancers can act for most UK lenders, so whether you are you are moving to a 95% mortgage with the Royal Bank of Scotland or to a joint mortgage with the Monmouthshire Building Society, our remortgage specialists can help.