Grantham conveyancing FAQs

How much council tax must I pay for a property in South Kesteven?

Grantham is situated in South Kesteven. Council tax bands are:

Band South Kesteven Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1091.82
B £1273.79
C £1455.76
D £1637.73
E £2001.67
F £2365.61
G £2729.55
H £3275.46

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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?

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

Conveyancing fees are comprised of the conveyancer's legal fees and disbursements.

Disbursements are the taxes and additional costs incurred on behalf of a buyer or seller, such as Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) and management company information. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

Our fees for buying or selling a house in Grantham are fixed, so for a standard conveyancing transaction, your fixed fee conveyancing quote will have no hidden extras

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Grantham home move

Our online conveyancing fees calculator can give you a comprehensive conveyancing quote including all of the legal costs involved in buying and selling your home.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

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

Conveyancing searches are detailed questions submitted to a number of authorities by Grantham 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?

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

Purchasing a leasehold house or flat requires a number of extra steps when compared to buying a freehold. The numerous common problems lying in wait for the unsuspecting purchaser can include legally technical issues like sinking fund issues and onerous clauses in the lease.

A specialist leasehold solicitor 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?

Does a leasehold property take longer to sell?

Yes, that's correct, it can take much more time to complete the legal work on leasehold houses or flats when compared to conveyancing on a freehold house.

The buyer's conveyancer will expect to see several leasehold-related documents. These could include a current statement of service charges and a copy of the freehold property's buildings insurance. Typically, delays are due to the time needed by the solicitor to source this information.

Your conveyancing solicitor should start this process at the earliest opportunity, as this information can take weeks to collect if the agent responsible for managing the property is slow or difficult to contact.

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Selling a leasehold flat? What to do before going on the market

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

The legal work for purchasing a new build in Grantham .

A solicitor in Grantham must be able to deal with things like handling the uncertainties of buying off plan, checking planning conditions have been fulfilled and working with warranty providers, including NHBC Buildmark, Advantage HCI and Capital Warranties.

Our specialist team of new build conveyancers are well versed in representing buyers to achieve 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 Grantham property?

Yes.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Grantham might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

Our conveyancers are on the panel for all major lenders, so no matter whether you are moving to an interest-only mortgage with Barclays Bank or to a two-year discount with Birmingham Midshires, we can help.

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