Exmouth conveyancing FAQs

How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in East Devon Council?

Exmouth is situated in East Devon Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band East Devon Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1203.51
B £1404.10
C £1604.68
D £1805.27
E £2206.44
F £2607.61
G £3008.78
H £3610.54

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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 Exmouth conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Exmouth offer services on an hourly rate and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

Your solicitor will work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no additional fees hidden in the small print. Your detailed quote will explain in detail what you will pay when your home sale or purchase goes through.

If, for whatever reason, your home sale or purchase does not go ahead, you will be covered by our No Move, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm purchasing a property in Exmouth - what searches do I need?

The search pack for a standard property includes:

  • Local Authority Search
  • Residential Environmental Search
  • Water search
  • Chancel search

On occasion the location of the property will warrant further searches e.g. a radon gas search.

To see how much searches will cost on a Exmouth move you can use our our online conveyancing costs 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 Exmouth?

Over 90% of flats in the UK are leasehold. The conveyancing for a leasehold flat can take weeks more to complete than a freehold house because leasehold transactions involve more work.

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

Quittance's team of leasehold specialists handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month. With specialist expertise there should be far fewer delays.

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

The legal work for a leasehold flat or house is significantly more specialised compared to a freehold house.

The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in Exmouth will usually undertake additional tasks, such as obtaining an up-to-date service charge statement, through to ascertaining if a license to assign is required.

In order to resolve any leasehold delays faster, It is strongly advised that the vendor contact a conveyancer as soon as is practicable.

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

Yes.

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

Quittance's 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 capped-rate mortgage with the Bank of Ireland, our remortgage team can assist.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender