Dartmouth conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in South Hams District Council?

Dartmouth is situated in South Hams District Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band South Hams District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1214.62
B £1417.06
C £1619.49
D £1821.93
E £2226.80
F £2631.68
G £3036.55
H £3643.86

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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

Are Dartmouth conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Dartmouth offer their services on a price per hour basis others work on a fixed fee.

Your solicitor will work on a fixed fee basis, with no nasty surprises. Your conveyancing quote will set out what the legal fees will be when your transaction completes.

If, for whatever reason, your transaction does not go ahead, you are 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 Dartmouth?

Property searches are detailed enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Dartmouth 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?

How long does conveyancing take when buying a leasehold flat in Dartmouth?

Almost every flat in the UK is leasehold. Although much less common, there are also around 1 million leasehold houses nationwide. The conveyancing for a leasehold flat typically takes longer than freehold property as there is more work involved and the landlord or managing agent are involved.

Varied factors, such as an unresponsive landlord or incomplete service charge accounts, can lead to serious delays.

Our specialist leasehold solicitor team look after hundreds of leasehold clients every month, and our proactive approach can mean faster conveyancing.

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

Conveyancing for a leasehold flat (leasehold houses are not common) is much more technical than for a freehold house.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Dartmouth will need to conduct additional legal work, which could include obtaining the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to ensuring that leasehold forms are completed.

To reduce leasehold-related delays, It is strongly advised that the seller instruct a property lawyer as soon as the decision is made to sell.

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

Yes.

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

Our conveyancing team can act for most UK lenders, so whether you are you are moving to a cashback mortgage with the Halifax or to a flexible mortgage with the Skipton Building Society, we can assist.

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