Dover conveyancing FAQs

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

Dover 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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Read more about stamp duty:

What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

Are Dover conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Dover offer services on an hourly basis others work on a fixed fee.

Our panel of conveyancing solicitors work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no hidden fees. Your detailed quote will explain what the fees and disbursements will be when your house sale or purchase completes.

If, for whatever reason, your house sale or purchase does not go ahead, you are covered by our No Sale, 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 Dover?

Property searches are detailed questions submitted to a number of authorities by Dover 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 the conveyancing on a leasehold property take

Almost every flat in the UK is leasehold. Leasehold houses are less common, but there are still an estimated 1 million such properties across the country. The conveyancing for a leasehold flat typically takes longer than freehold property because leasehold transactions involve more work and more technical complexity exists.

Varied factors, such as an unresponsive landlord or missing leasehold documents, can lead to serious delays.

Our specialist leasehold solicitor team handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month, and our proactive approach can mean faster conveyancing.

Could the sale of a leasehold property be delayed?

Yes, compared to freehold conveyancing. The legal work for selling a leasehold house or flat can result in long delays.

The buyer's conveyancer will want to see several leasehold-related documents, such as three years' filed accounts for the property management. The time required by the solicitor to source this information is commonly the source of delays.

The solicitor should get this underway as soon as possible, as this paperwork can take a long time to gather if it is difficult to contact the managing agent or they are slow to respond.

Read more:

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

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

Yes you will need a solicitor to handle the legal side of the remortgage.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Dover can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

Our conveyancing solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so no matter whether you are moving to an offset mortgage with RBS or to a joint mortgage with the Darlington Building Society, Quittance can help.

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