Emsworth conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in Havant District Council?

Emsworth is situated in Havant District Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Havant District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1095.13
B £1277.66
C £1460.18
D £1642.70
E £2007.74
F £2372.79
G £2737.83
H £3285.40

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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

Are Emsworth conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Emsworth offer their services on a price per hour basis and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

Our panel of solicitors work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no sneaky extras. Your conveyancing quote will set out exactly what the fees and disbursements will be when your property transaction goes through.

If, for whatever reason, your property transaction does not go ahead, you have the peace of mind of 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 Emsworth?

Searches are detailed questions submitted to a number of authorities by Emsworth 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 conveyancing take when buying a leasehold flat in Emsworth?

The vast majority of flats are leasehold. Buying a leasehold property can take weeks more to complete than a freehold house because leasehold transactions involve more work.

Delays in leasehold transactions could include anything from out-of-date contact information for the freeholder to incomplete managing agent information.

Quittance's team of leasehold specialists complete the legal work for 100's of leasehold purchases each month, and our proactive approach can mean faster conveyancing.

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

The legal work for a leasehold flat (houses are rarely leasehold) is a great deal more complex than for a freehold house.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Emsworth must carry out extra work, which could include collating an up-to-date service charge statement, through to ascertaining if the incoming lessee (i.e. the seller) is required to buy a share in the building's management company.

To reduce leasehold-related delays, It is highly recommended that the vendor contact a conveyancer as soon as an estate agent is chosen.

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

The legal work for buying a new build in Emsworth can be complicated compared to other types of conveyancing.

A conveyancer in Emsworth must be able to deal with things like checking new build mortgage procedures are followed, confirming right of way over drains and sewers and checking new build warranties with warranty providers such as NHBC Buildmark, Advantage HCI and Checkmate.

Our award-winning team of new build conveyancing solicitors are well versed in helping buyers get 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.

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

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 good Emsworth remortgage solicitor will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

Our conveyancing solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so whether you are you are moving to a flexible mortgage with Barclays Bank or to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Yorkshire Building Society, we can help.

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