East Sussex conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in Wealden District Council?

East Sussex is situated in Wealden District Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Wealden District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1289.99
B £1504.98
C £1719.98
D £1934.98
E £2364.98
F £2794.97
G £3224.97
H £3869.96

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

How much are conveyancing fees for buying or selling a home in East Sussex?

Conveyancing fees include legal fees and disbursements.

Disbursements are the costs payable as part of a conveyancing transaction, incurred on your behalf, such as Stamp Duty or Office Copies. Legal fees are for the work your solicitor carries out for you.

Our fees for buying or selling a house in East Sussex are fixed, so what we quote is exactly what you pay

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Our conveyancing fees calculator gives an instant conveyancing quote with a detailed breakdown of all fees, costs and disbursements for your East Sussex sale or purchase.

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Will I need property searches when buying a property in East Sussex?

Conveyancing searches are enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by East Sussex conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. 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 East Sussex - what do I need to know?

Buying a leasehold property in the UK can be complex. The many potential traps lying in wait for an uninformed purchaser can include legally technical issues like and short leases.

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?

What do I need to know if selling a leasehold property in East Sussex?

Conveyancing for a leasehold flat is significantly more complicated than it is for a freehold home.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in East Sussex will usually undertake additional tasks. This can involve collating the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to a copy of the lease.

So as to resolve any leasehold-related problems sooner, It is strongly advised that the vendor contact a lawyer as soon as the property is marketed, if not before,.

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

The conveyancing process for acquiring a new build home in East Sussex can be complicated compared to other types of conveyancing.

A conveyancing solicitor in East Sussex will need to be qualified to handle things like handling unreasonable delays, checking planning conditions have been fulfilled and .

Our highly experienced team of new build solicitors are highly experienced in working with buyers towards the best possible 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 East Sussex - do I need a solicitor?

Yes.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in East Sussex could save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate by completing the conveyancing quickly.

Our conveyancers can act for most UK lenders, so whether you are you are moving to an interest-only mortgage with RBS or to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Yorkshire Building Society, we can assist.

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