Cleethorpes conveyancing FAQs

How much council tax must I pay for a property in North East Lincolnshire Council?

Cleethorpes is situated in North East Lincolnshire Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band North East Lincolnshire Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1188.87
B £1387.02
C £1585.16
D £1783.31
E £2179.60
F £2575.89
G £2972.18
H £3566.62

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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 Cleethorpes conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Cleethorpes carry out the conveyancing on a price per hour basis others work on a fixed fee.

Our panel of conveyancing solicitors work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no unexpected 'add-ons'. Your detailed quote will set out what the fees and disbursements will be when your house purchase or sale completes.

If, for any reason at all, your house purchase or sale does not go ahead, you have the peace of mind of our No Sale, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm purchasing a house in Cleethorpes - what searches do I need?

The standard pack includes:

  • Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Residential Environmental Search
  • Water search
  • Chancel search

Occasionally the initial search results will recommend additional searches e.g. a radon gas search.

To find out the price of searches on a Cleethorpes purchase use our calculator.

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

How long does conveyancing take when buying a leasehold flat in Cleethorpes?

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 property can take weeks longer than a freehold house because there is more to prepare and there is greater complexity.

Causes of numerous delays can range from slow delivery of managing agents' documents to an unreachable freeholder.

Our expert leasehold conveyancing team handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month. With specialist expertise there should be far fewer delays.

Does it take longer to sell a leasehold property?

Compared to freehold property, yes. Sale conveyancing for a leasehold house or flat can take much longer.

The buyer's solicitor will want to see several leasehold-related documents, like management company information and a current statement of service charges. The time required by your solicitor to source this information is the common cause of such delays.

The seller's solicitor should get this underway even before a sale has been agreed, as the managing agent's information could take several weeks to collect if the managing agent or landlord is slow or difficult to contact.

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

I am remortgaging a property in Cleethorpes - 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 Cleethorpes can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

Our conveyancers are on the panel for all major lenders, so no matter whether you are changing to a tracker with Santander or to a two-year discount with the Allied Irish Bank, we can assist.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender