Colne conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in Pendle Borough Council?

Colne is situated in Pendle Borough Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band Pendle Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1248.30
B £1456.35
C £1664.40
D £1872.45
E £2288.55
F £2704.65
G £3120.75
H £3744.90

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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

Are Colne conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Colne carry out the conveyancing on an hourly basis others work on a fixed fee.

Your conveyancing solicitor will work on a fixed fee basis, with no unexpected 'add-ons'. Your conveyancing quote will explain in detail what you will pay when your sale or purchase goes through.

If, for whatever reason, your sale or purchase 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?

Will I need property searches when buying a property in Colne?

Conveyancing searches are detailed questions submitted to a number of authorities by Colne 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?

I am buying a leasehold property in Colne - what do I need to know?

Buying a leasehold property in England or Wales is more complicated than buying a freehold. The many potential traps awaiting the unsuspecting purchaser can include legally technical issues like undisclosed major works and onerous covenants.

A leasehold solicitor will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

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What you need to know about buying a leasehold property

Should I be wary of buying a leasehold house?

Should I buy a property with a short lease?

Does sale conveyancing take longer for leasehold?

Compared to freehold property, yes. The conveyancing for selling a leasehold home can result in long delays.

The buyer's conveyancer must review this leasehold-related paperwork, including a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property. The time required by the solicitor to gather this paperwork is the common cause of such delays.

It can take weeks to collect the managing agent's information if the landlord or managing agent is slow or difficult to contact, so your conveyancing solicitor ought to start this process at the earliest opportunity.

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

I am buying a new build property in Colne - what do I need to know?

The conveyancing for acquiring a new build property in Colne is more complicated than buying an existing property.

A conveyancer in Colne must be able to deal with things like handling equity loan schemes, ensuring that the contract is in the buyer's favour and working with warranty providers such as NHBC, Advantage HCI and Global Home Warranties.

Our award-winning team of new build conveyancing solicitors are well versed in helping buyers get the best possible outcome and working to tight developer deadlines.

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Buying a new build property off plan - what you need to know.

What you need to check before buying a new build home.

Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Colne 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 Colne 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.

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