Crewkerne conveyancing FAQs

How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in South Somerset District Council?

Crewkerne is situated in South Somerset District Council. Council tax bands are:

Band South Somerset District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1146.41
B £1337.47
C £1528.54
D £1719.61
E £2101.75
F £2483.88
G £2866.02
H £3439.22

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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 Crewkerne?

Conveyancing fees are made up of 2 parts: the solicitor's legal and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the third-party costs incurred on your behalf, such as Land Registry fees and planning documents. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

Our legal fees for buying or selling a house in Crewkerne are fixed, - for a standard transaction, your fixed fee conveyancing quote will have no additional fees

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Our conveyancing fees calculator gives an instant conveyancing quote including all of the legal costs involved in buying and selling your home.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

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

Conveyancing searches are enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Crewkerne conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. Mortgage 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 Crewkerne - what do I need to know?

Purchasing a leasehold flat in the UK requires a number of extra steps when compared to buying a freehold. The many potential complications lying in wait for an uninformed buyer can include legally technical issues like costly and undisclosed major works and onerous covenants.

Your conveyancing 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?

Compared to freehold property, yes. The legal work for selling leasehold properties typically takes longer.

The buyer's conveyancer will need to review this leasehold-related paperwork, like a copy of the freehold property's buildings insurance and three years' filed accounts for the property management. Typically, delays are due to the time required by the seller's conveyancer to get these documents together.

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 or they are slow to respond.

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

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

The conveyancing for buying a new build in Crewkerne is often more complex than other types of conveyancing.

A solicitor in Crewkerne will need to be qualified to handle things like handling unreasonable delays, handling initial Land Registry registration and .

Our award-winning team of new build solicitors are experts in working with buyers towards 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 Crewkerne property?

Yes.

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Crewkerne remortgage solicitor will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

Our conveyancing solicitors are on the panel for all major lenders, so no matter whether you are moving to a lifetime tracker mortgage with Birmingham Midshires or to a two-year discount with the Buckinghamshire Building Society, we can assist.

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