Cowes conveyancing FAQs

How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in Isle of Wight Council?

Cowes is situated in Isle of Wight Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band Isle of Wight Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1204.46
B £1405.20
C £1605.95
D £1806.69
E £2208.18
F £2609.66
G £3011.15
H £3613.38

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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 Cowes?

Conveyancing fees are made up of fees and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the third-party costs incurred on behalf of a buyer or seller, for example HMLR fees or ground rent service charges. Legal fees are for the work your solicitor carries out for you.

Your solicitor's legal fees for buying or selling a house in Cowes are fixed, which means that for a standard conveyancing transaction, what we quote is what you pay

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Cowes sale or purchase

Our conveyancing fees calculator gives you a detailed fixed fee quote including all of the legal costs involved in buying and selling your home.

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I'm buying a property in Cowes - which searches will I need?

The standard search pack will include:

  • Official or Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Residential Environmental Search
  • Regulated Water Search
  • Chancel liability insurance

On occasion the solicitor will advise further searches such as a flood search.

To check the price of searches on a Cowes purchase, 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?

Almost every flat in the UK is leasehold. There are also an estimated 1 million leasehold houses throughout the country. Purchasing a leasehold flat will usually take more time than a freehold property as more technical complexity exists.

Examples of delays might include anything from slow delivery of managing agents' documents to uncontactable landlords.

Quittance's team of leasehold specialists look after hundreds of leasehold clients every month. With specialist expertise there should be far fewer delays.

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

The legal work for a leasehold property is quite a lot more protracted than it is for a freehold home.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Cowes must undertake extra work. This can involve requesting an up-to-date service charge statement, through to details of historical insurance claims.

So as to resolve any leasehold-related problems sooner, It is highly recommended that the vendor contact a solicitor as soon as is practicable.

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

Yes.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Cowes remortgage solicitor could save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate by completing the conveyancing quickly.

Our property lawyers can act for most UK lenders, so whether you are you are moving to an offset mortgage with the HSBC or to a repayment mortgage with the Harpenden Building Society, Quittance can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender