Cirencester conveyancing FAQs

How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in Cotswold District Council?

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

Band Cotswold District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1105.19
B £1289.39
C £1473.59
D £1657.79
E £2026.19
F £2394.59
G £2762.98
H £3315.58

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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

Are Cirencester conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Cirencester offer their services on an hourly basis and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

Our panel of conveyancing solicitors work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no nasty surprises. Your quote will explain what the legal fees will be when your move goes through.

If, for any reason at all, your move does not go ahead, you are covered by our No Move, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm buying a property in Cirencester - what searches do I need?

The standard pack includes:

  • Official or Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Water search
  • Residential Environmental Search
  • Chancel liability insurance (if required)

On occasion the results of the standard searches will necessitate further searches such as a commons registration search.

To check the price of searches on a Cirencester property, use our online conveyancing costs calculator.

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

How long does leasehold conveyancing take?

Over 90% of flats in the UK are leasehold. Although much less common, there are also around 1 million leasehold houses nationwide. Purchasing leasehold property typically takes longer than freehold property as leasehold transactions involve more work and the freeholder and/or managing agent are also involved.

Examples of delays might include anything from missing leasehold documents to absent freeholders.

Our expert leasehold conveyancing team handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month. Our proactive approach means fewer obstacles.

What do I need to know if selling a leasehold property in Cirencester?

The legal work for a leasehold flat is much more specialised in comparison with a freehold house.

Leasehold complexity involves extra work on the part of conveyancing solicitors in Cirencester, including requesting all relevant freeholder information, through to a copy of the lease.

In order to resolve any leasehold problems faster, It is highly recommended that the vendor contact a solicitor as soon as the property is marketed, if not before,.

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

Yes.

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Cirencester remortgage solicitor should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

Our property solicitors are on the panel for all major lenders, so whether you are you are switching to a flexible mortgage with Lloyds Bank or to a joint mortgage with the Manchester Building Society, our remortgage team can assist.

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