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Dartford Conveyancing: FAQs

We have compiled a list of conveyancing questions often asked by Dartford clients. If you have a specific question you would like to discuss, you can call us and speak to a member of our friendly conveyancing team.

Buying property in Dartford

How much is the Council Tax in Dartford Borough Council in 2022?

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

Band Dartford Council Tax (2022/23)
A £1,323.43
B £1,544.00
C £1,764.57
D £1,985.14
E £2,426.28
F £2,867.42
G £3,308.57
H £3,970.28

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

Searches are questions submitted to a number of authorities by Dartford 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 Dartford - what do I need to know?

Buying a leasehold property in the UK is more complicated than buying a freehold. The many potential traps awaiting the unsuspecting buyer can include legally technical issues like overpriced managing agent packs and leases with fewer than 80 years to run.

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?

Selling property in Dartford

Is there anything to be aware of if selling a leasehold property in Dartford?

Conveyancing for a leasehold property is much more technical compared to a freehold house.

Leasehold complexity involves additional legal work on the part of conveyancing solicitors in Dartford, including collating the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to a copy of the service charge budget for the current year (and any anticipated payments on account).

So as to resolve any leasehold-related delays sooner, It is highly recommended that the seller instruct a Dartford conveyancing solicitor as soon as the property is marketed, if not before,.

Remortgaging in Dartford

Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Dartford property?

Yes.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 1.25% (June 2022). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Dartford should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

Property lawyers can act for most UK lenders, so no matter whether you are changing to a lifetime tracker mortgage with RBS or to a flexible mortgage with the Furness Building Society, we can help.

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Transferring equity in Dartford

Can Quittance help with the conveyancing for transferring equity in my Dartford property?

A 'transfer of equity' will be necessary if the ownership of a residential property needs to be changed with at least one current owner remaining on the title. A transfer will also be required if the property is being gifted to a child or relative. The legal process of transferring equity differs from an outright purchase or sale. Your conveyancing solicitor can carry out the legal work on the transfer for an all-inclusive fixed fee. If you will also be remortgaging, the legal work for the remortgage can be completed at the same time as the transfer.

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Comparing Conveyancing Quotes in Dartford

What's the difference between fees and disbursements?

Legal fees are paid to your property lawyer. Depending on your circumstances, these could include a Help to Buy ISA fee or acting for mortgage lender fee.

Disbursements are costs paid to third parties, such as HM Land Registry.

How much should I be paying for conveyancing in 2022?

Market research in July, 2022 shows that the actual cost of conveyancing can vary significantly between property lawyers.

To accurately compare Dartford conveyancing quotes, you should be aware of the potential additional fees charged by some solicitors that could increase the cost of your property sale or purchase.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2022?

General Dartford property lawyers FAQs

Are Dartford conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Dartford offer their services on an hourly basis and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

Your expert solicitor will work on a fixed legal fee basis, with no sneaky extras. Your detailed quote will explain what you will pay when your house purchase or sale goes through.

If, for whatever reason, your house purchase or sale does not go ahead, you will be covered by a No Move, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2022?

How we can help you

If you are buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity in a property in Dartford and need an expert conveyancing solicitor, we can take care of the legal side of your move.

We work with a panel of specialist conveyancing solicitors to deliver a stress-free moving experience.

  • No Move, No Fee Guarantee
  • Fixed fee conveyancing service
  • Dartford experts
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