Felixstowe conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in Suffolk Coastal District Council?

Felixstowe is situated in Suffolk Coastal District Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band Suffolk Coastal District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1104.64
B £1288.75
C £1472.85
D £1656.96
E £2025.17
F £2393.39
G £2761.60
H £3313.92

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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

Are Felixstowe conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Felixstowe carry out the conveyancing on a price per hour basis and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

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

If, for whatever reason, your property sale or purchase does not go ahead, you will pay no legal fees at all with 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 Felixstowe?

Searches are enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Felixstowe 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?

I am buying a leasehold property in Felixstowe - what do I need to know?

Purchasing a leasehold property in the UK can be complex. The numerous common problems lying in wait for the unsuspecting buyer can include legally technical issues like and unfair clauses in the lease.

A good property lawyer will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

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What you need to know about buying a leasehold property

Should I be wary of buying a leasehold house?

Should I buy a property with a short lease?

I am selling a leasehold property in Felixstowe - what do I need to know?

The conveyancing process for a leasehold property is a great deal more difficult than it is for a freehold home.

Leasehold complexity involves additional tasks on the part of conveyancing solicitors in Felixstowe, such as collating an up-to-date service charge statement, through to details of planned major works.

To reduce leasehold-related delays, It is highly recommended that the vendor contact a conveyancer as soon as the property is marketed, if not before,.

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

Yes.

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Felixstowe remortgage solicitor might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

Our conveyancing team are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so whether you are you are moving to a 100% mortgage with Britannia or to a flexible mortgage with Virgin Money, our remortgage specialists can help.

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