Consett conveyancing FAQs

How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in Durham County Council?

Consett is situated in Durham County Council. Council tax bands are:

Band Durham County Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1258.30
B £1468.02
C £1677.73
D £1887.45
E £2306.88
F £2726.32
G £3145.75
H £3774.90

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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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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

How much are conveyancing fees for buying or selling a home in Consett?

Conveyancing fees will include legal fees and disbursements.

Disbursements are the costs payable as part of a conveyancing transaction, incurred on your behalf, e.g. HMLR fees or landlord's notice fees. Legal fees are for the solicitor's legal work.

Our fees for buying or selling a house in Consett are fixed, which means that for a standard transaction, what we quote is what you pay

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Consett home move

Our online conveyancing fees calculator can give you a comprehensive conveyancing quote with a detailed breakdown of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Consett sale or purchase.

Calculate my conveyancing fees with our conveyancing fee calculator

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm buying a house in Consett - what searches do I need?

The standard pack includes:

  • Local Authority Search
  • Regulated Water Search
  • Environmental Search
  • Chancel liability insurance

On occasion the initial search results will recommend specialist searches , for example a flood search.

To see the total cost of searches on a Consett move, use our online conveyancing costs calculator.

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

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

is more complicated than buying a freehold. The numerous common problems lying in wait for an uninformed buyer can include legally technical issues like incomplete management company accounts and leases with fewer than 80 years to run.

A specialist 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 it take longer to sell a leasehold property?

Yes. The conveyancing for selling a leasehold home can take much longer.

The solicitor acting for the buyer will need to review this leasehold-related paperwork, including management company information. The time required by your solicitor to get these documents together is usually the cause of these delays.

It can take a long time to gather the managing agent's information if it is difficult to contact the agent responsible for managing the property or they are slow to respond, so the solicitor should get this underway before a buyer has even been found.

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

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

The conveyancing for acquiring a new build in Consett can be complicated compared to other types of conveyancing.

A conveyancer in Consett will need to be qualified to handle things like handling unreasonable delays, spotting incomplete agreements for roads and sewers and registering ownership with warranty providers such as NHBC Buildmark, Advantage HCI and BLP.

Our highly experienced team of new build conveyancing solicitors are experts in helping buyers get a stress free move 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 Consett property?

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Consett might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

Our property solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so whether you are you are switching to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Bank of Scotland or to a long-term fixed mortgage with the Monmouthshire Building Society, we can help.

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