Faversham conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in Swale Borough Council?

Faversham is situated in Swale Borough Council. Council tax bands are:

Band Swale Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1118.09
B £1304.43
C £1490.78
D £1677.13
E £2049.83
F £2422.52
G £2795.22
H £3354.26

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

Conveyancing fees include legal fees and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the extra third-party costs paid out on your behalf, e.g. Stamp Duty and ground rent service charges. Legal fees are for the work your solicitor carries out for you.

Our conveyancing fees for buying or selling a house in Faversham are fixed, - for a standard transaction, what we quote is what you pay

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Our conveyancing fees calculator gives you a detailed fixed fee quote including all of the legal costs involved in buying and selling your home.

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

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

Almost every flat in the UK is leasehold. Although much less common, there are also around 1 million leasehold houses nationwide. Purchasing a leasehold home typically takes longer than a freehold home because leasehold transactions involve more work and more technical complexity exists.

Examples of delays might include anything from missing leasehold documents to uncontactable landlords.

Our expert leasehold conveyancing team look after hundreds of leasehold clients every month. Our proactive approach means fewer obstacles.

Does sale conveyancing take longer for leasehold?

Correct, it can take much more time to carry out the conveyancing on leasehold properties, compared to freehold conveyancing.

The solicitor acting for the buyer must review this leasehold-related paperwork. These could include an up-to-date statement of service charges and management company information. Typically, delays are due to the time needed by to get these documents together.

It can take a long time to gather these details if it is difficult to contact the managing agent or landlord or they are slow to respond, so your conveyancing solicitor should commence this at the earliest opportunity.

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

Yes.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Faversham remortgage solicitor can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

Our property solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so no matter whether you are switching to an offset mortgage with the HSBC or to a two-year discount with Virgin Money, our remortgage specialists can help.

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