Eastwood conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in Broxtowe Borough Council?

Eastwood is situated in Broxtowe Borough Council. Council tax bands are:

Band Broxtowe Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1252.73
B £1461.51
C £1670.30
D £1879.09
E £2296.67
F £2714.24
G £3131.82
H £3758.18

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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

Are Eastwood conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Eastwood carry out the conveyancing on an hourly rate others work on a fixed fee.

Our expert solicitors work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no unexpected 'add-ons'. Your conveyancing quote will set out what the fees and disbursements will be when your property transaction completes.

If, for any reason at all, your property transaction does not go ahead, you have the peace of mind of our No Move, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm purchasing a house in Eastwood - which searches will I need?

The search pack for a standard property includes:

  • Official or Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Drainage and Water Search
  • Residential Environmental Search
  • Chancel liability insurance

Sometimes the results of the standard searches will necessitate further searches such as a specialist environmental search.

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

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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 Eastwood?

The vast majority of flats are leasehold. The legal work for a leasehold property can take weeks longer than freehold property as there is greater complexity.

Varied factors, such as an unreachable freeholder or slow receipt of the managing agent information, can lead to serious delays.

Our specialist leasehold solicitor team handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month. With specialist expertise there should be far fewer delays.

Does sale conveyancing take longer for leasehold?

Yes. Sale conveyancing for a leasehold house or flat usually takes longer.

The buyer's solicitor will expect to see these documents. These could include an up-to-date statement of service charges and a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property. The time needed by to get these documents together is the common cause of such delays.

It can take weeks to collect this paperwork if the managing agent or landlord is slow or difficult to contact, so your solicitor should get this underway even before a sale has been agreed.

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

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

The conveyancing process for purchasing a new build property in Eastwood .

A property lawyer in Eastwood must be able to deal with things like squaring developer incentives with lenders, verifying rights of easements and registering ownership with warranty providers, including NHBC, Advantage HCI and Q Assure.

Our award-winning team of new build solicitors are highly experienced in representing buyers to achieve a stress free move 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 Eastwood - do I need a solicitor?

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

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Eastwood could save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate by completing the conveyancing quickly.

Our property solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so no matter whether you are changing to a tracker with Barclays Bank or to a two-year discount with the Leeds Building Society, our remortgage specialists can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender