Deal conveyancing FAQs

How much council tax must I pay for a property in Dover District Council?

Deal is situated in Dover District Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band Dover District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1151.65
B £1343.59
C £1535.53
D £1727.47
E £2111.35
F £2495.23
G £2879.12
H £3454.94

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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 Deal?

Conveyancing fees include the conveyancer's legal fees and disbursements.

Disbursements are the taxes and additional costs incurred on your behalf, for example HMLR fees and landlord fees. Legal fees are for the solicitor's legal work.

Our solicitor's legal fees for buying or selling a house in Deal are fixed, - what we quote is exactly what you pay

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Deal home move

Our conveyancing fees calculator can give you a comprehensive conveyancing quote with a comprehensive list of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Deal sale or purchase.

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I'm buying a house in Deal - what searches do I need?

The standard pack includes:

  • Local Authority Search
  • Regulated Water Search
  • Environmental Search
  • Chancel liability insurance

On occasion the initial search results will recommend specialist searches , for example a flood search.

To see the total cost of searches on a Deal move, use our online conveyancing costs calculator.

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What are conveyancing searches when buying a home and do I need them?

I am buying a leasehold property in Deal - what do I need to know?

Purchasing a leasehold property in the UK can be complex. The numerous common problems lying in wait for the unsuspecting buyer can include legally technical issues like and unfair clauses in the lease.

A good property lawyer 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 the conveyancing for selling leasehold take longer?

Yes, compared to freehold conveyancing. The legal work for selling a leasehold house or flat typically takes longer.

The buyer's conveyancer must review this leasehold-related paperwork, like a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property and details of any breaches by other leaseholders. Delays are usually the result of the time it takes your lawyer to get these documents together.

The seller's solicitor should commence this before a buyer has even been found, because this paperwork 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 Deal - what do I need to know?

The conveyancing for acquiring a new build property in Deal can be complicated compared to other types of conveyancing.

An experienced solicitor in Deal must be able to deal with things like handling equity loan schemes, confirming Section 38 agreements and registering ownership with warranty providers, including NHBC Buildmark, Advantage HCI and BOPAS.

Our highly experienced team of new build conveyancing solicitors are highly experienced in working with buyers towards the best outcome 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.

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

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

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

Our conveyancing solicitors can act for most UK lenders, so whether you are you are switching to a lifetime tracker mortgage with Barclays Bank or to a joint mortgage with the Darlington Building Society, our remortgage specialists can help.

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