Chichester conveyancing FAQs

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

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

Band Chichester District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1131.77
B £1320.39
C £1509.02
D £1697.65
E £2074.91
F £2452.16
G £2829.42
H £3395.30

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Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

How much stamp duty will I have to pay?

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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 Chichester conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Chichester offer services on a price per hour basis and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

Our expert solicitors work on a fixed fee basis, with no hidden fees. Your detailed quote will explain what the legal fees will be when your house sale or purchase goes through.

If, for any reason at all, your house 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 Chichester?

Conveyancing searches are enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Chichester 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?

How long does the conveyancing on a leasehold property take

Almost every flat in the UK is leasehold. Although much less common, there are also around 1 million leasehold houses nationwide. The conveyancing for a leasehold property typically takes longer than freehold property because leasehold transactions involve more work and the landlord or managing agent are involved.

Examples of delays might include anything from slow receipt of the managing agent information to an unresponsive landlord.

Our expert leasehold conveyancing team look after hundreds of leasehold clients every month. With specialist expertise there should be far fewer delays.

Does sale conveyancing take longer for leasehold?

Yes, it can take much longer to complete the legal work on a leasehold property, compared to freehold conveyancing.

The solicitor acting for the buyer will need to review several leasehold-related documents, such as three years' filed accounts for the property management. Delays are usually the result of the time required by the solicitor to get these documents together.

Your solicitor ought to start this process as soon as possible, because this information can take a long time to gather if it is difficult to contact the agent responsible for managing the property or they are slow to respond.

Read more:

Selling a leasehold flat? What to do before going on the market

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

Yes.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Chichester should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

Our property lawyers can act for most UK lenders, so no matter whether you are moving to a lifetime tracker mortgage with Santander or to a flexible mortgage with the Darlington Building Society, we can assist.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender