Dartford conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in Dartford Borough Council?

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

Band Dartford Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1125.71
B £1313.33
C £1500.95
D £1688.57
E £2063.81
F £2439.05
G £2814.28
H £3377.14

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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

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.

Our panel of expert solicitors 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 our No Move, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

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?

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,.

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

Yes.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Dartford should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

Our 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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