Cornwall conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in Cornwall Council?

Cornwall is situated in Cornwall Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band Cornwall Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1181.53
B £1378.45
C £1575.37
D £1772.29
E £2166.13
F £2559.97
G £2953.82
H £3544.58

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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 Cornwall?

Conveyancing fees are comprised of the conveyancer's legal fees and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the extra third-party costs paid out on your behalf, for example HM Land Registry fees and freeholder fees. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

Our legal fees for buying or selling a house in Cornwall are fixed, - your fixed fee conveyancing quote will have no hidden extras

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Our conveyancing fees calculator gives you a detailed fixed fee quote with a detailed breakdown of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Cornwall sale or purchase.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

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

The standard pack includes:

  • Official or Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Water search
  • Environmental Search
  • Chancel search

Sometimes the solicitor will advise additional searches such as a flood search.

To check the cost of searches on a Cornwall purchase you can use our our conveyancing calculator.

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

How long does leasehold conveyancing take in Cornwall?

Almost every flat in the UK is leasehold. Although much less common, there are also around 1 million leasehold houses nationwide. Buying a leasehold flat can take weeks more to complete than a freehold home as there is greater complexity.

Causes of numerous delays can range from slow receipt of the managing agent information to absent freeholders.

Our specialist leasehold solicitor team handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month. Our proactive approach means fewer obstacles.

Does it take longer to sell a leasehold property?

Correct, it can take much more time to complete the legal work on leasehold properties when compared to conveyancing on a freehold house.

The buyer's solicitor will expect to see this leasehold-related paperwork. These could include an up-to-date statement of service charges and a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property. The time required by your lawyer to gather this paperwork is commonly the source of delays.

Your solicitor should commence this even before you have found a buyer, because the managing agent's information can take weeks to collect if it is difficult to contact the managing agent or landlord.

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

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

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

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

Our network of solicitors can act for most UK lenders, so no matter whether you are switching to a fixed-rate mortgage with RBS or to a variable-rate mortgage with the Leeds Building Society, we can assist.

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