Fareham conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in Fareham Borough Council?

Fareham is situated in Fareham Borough Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band Fareham Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1066.25
B £1243.96
C £1421.67
D £1599.38
E £1954.80
F £2310.22
G £2665.63
H £3198.76

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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

Are Fareham conveyancing fees fixed?

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

Our expert solicitors work on a fixed fee basis, with no nasty surprises. Your conveyancing quote will set out exactly what the legal fees will be when your house purchase or sale goes through.

If, for whatever reason, your house purchase or sale 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?

Will I need property searches when buying a property in Fareham?

Property searches are questions submitted to a number of authorities by Fareham 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?

How long does leasehold conveyancing take?

The vast majority of flats are leasehold. Leasehold houses are less common, but there are still an estimated 1 million such properties across the country. The legal work for a leasehold home typically takes longer than freehold property because there is more to prepare and the freeholder and/or managing agent are also involved.

Causes of numerous delays can range from incomplete service charge accounts to an unresponsive landlord.

Our expert leasehold conveyancing team handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month, and our proactive approach can mean faster conveyancing.

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

The conveyancing process for a leasehold flat (leasehold houses are not common) is a great deal more complicated compared to a freehold house.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Fareham will need to conduct extra work, which could include sourcing the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to ascertaining if a license to assign is required.

To reduce leasehold-related delays, It is recommended that the seller instruct a lawyer as soon as is practicable.

I am remortgaging a property in Fareham - do I need a solicitor?

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Fareham should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

Our network of solicitors are on the panel for all major lenders, so no matter whether you are switching to a variable-rate with the Bank of Scotland or to a joint mortgage with Birmingham Midshires, we can assist.

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