Dunstable conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in Central Bedfordshire Council?

Dunstable is situated in Central Bedfordshire Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Central Bedfordshire Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1250.81
B £1459.28
C £1667.75
D £1876.22
E £2293.16
F £2710.10
G £3127.03
H £3752.44

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Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

How much stamp duty will I have to pay?

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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 Dunstable conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Dunstable provide legal services on an hourly rate and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

Our expert solicitors work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no unexpected 'add-ons'. Your quote will set out what you will pay when your property transaction goes through.

If, for any reason at all, your property transaction does not go ahead, you will be covered by our No Sale, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm buying a property in Dunstable which property searches will I require?

The search pack for a standard property includes:

  • Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Environmental Search
  • Water search
  • Chancel liability insurance (if required)

Occasionally the solicitor will advise additional searches e.g. a radon gas search.

To see the cost of searches on a Dunstable property use our conveyancing cost calculator.

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

How long does leasehold conveyancing take in Dunstable?

Almost all flats are leasehold. Although much less common, there are also around 1 million leasehold houses nationwide. Purchasing a leasehold flat will usually take more time than a freehold house as the landlord or managing agent are involved.

Delays in leasehold transactions could include anything from an absent freeholder to incomplete managing agent information.

Our specialist leasehold solicitor team complete the legal work for 100's of leasehold purchases each month. With specialist expertise there should be far fewer delays.

I am selling a leasehold property in Dunstable - what do I need to know?

Conveyancing for a leasehold flat (houses are rarely leasehold) is a great deal more protracted than for a more straightforward freehold house.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Dunstable must undertake extra work, for example collating all relevant freeholder information, through to a copy of the buildings insurance for the common parts.

To help mitigate the delays involved in selling a leasehold house or flat, It is recommended that the vendor contact a Dunstable conveyancing solicitor as soon as is practicable.

I am buying a new build property in Dunstable - what do I need to know?

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

An experienced solicitor in Dunstable must be able to deal with things like helping with mortgage offer extension terms, checking that any contracts allow for future 'common parts' maintenance and registering ownership with warranty providers, including NHBC, Advantage HCI and Q Assure.

Our specialist team of new build conveyancers are well versed in representing buyers to achieve the best outcome and working to tight developer deadlines.

Read more:

Buying a new build property off plan - what you need to know.

What you need to check before buying a new build home.

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

Yes.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Dunstable remortgage solicitor can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

Our property lawyers can act for most UK lenders, so whether you are you are switching to a flexible mortgage with RBS or to a two-year discount with the Furness Building Society, our remortgage specialists can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender