Gravesend conveyancing FAQs

How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in Gravesham Borough Council?

Gravesend is situated in Gravesham Borough Council. Council tax bands are:

Band Gravesham Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1126.09
B £1313.77
C £1501.45
D £1689.13
E £2064.49
F £2439.85
G £2815.22
H £3378.26

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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 Gravesend?

Conveyancing fees include the solicitor's legal and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the third-party costs incurred on behalf of a buyer or seller, such as Stamp Duty Land Tax and ground rent service charges. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

Our solicitor's legal fees for buying or selling a house in Gravesend are fixed, so for a standard transaction, what you pay is exactly what you see in your quote.

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Gravesend move

Our online conveyancing fees calculator can give you a comprehensive conveyancing quote with a detailed breakdown of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Gravesend sale or purchase.

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

Property searches are enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Gravesend 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 Gravesend - what do I need to know?

is more complicated than buying a freehold. The numerous common problems awaiting an uninformed buyer can include legally technical issues like and short leases.

An experienced leasehold conveyancer 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?

Is there anything to be aware of if selling a leasehold property in Gravesend?

The legal work for a leasehold flat (leasehold houses are uncommon) is much more complicated in comparison with a freehold house.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Gravesend will usually undertake additional legal work. This can involve sourcing the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to details of historical insurance claims.

So as to resolve any leasehold-related problems sooner, It is recommended that the vendor contact a solicitor as early as possible.

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

Yes you will need a solicitor to handle the legal side of the remortgage.

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Gravesend remortgage solicitor will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

Our conveyancers are on the panel for all major lenders, so whether you are you are moving to an offset mortgage with the Co-operative Bank or to a capped-rate mortgage with the Manchester Building Society, our remortgage specialists can help.

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