Halstead conveyancing FAQs

How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in Braintree District Council?

Halstead is situated in Braintree District Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band Braintree District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1116.88
B £1303.03
C £1489.17
D £1675.32
E £2047.61
F £2419.91
G £2792.20
H £3350.64

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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 Halstead?

Conveyancing fees can be broken down into the solicitor's legal and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the costs payable as part of a conveyancing transaction, incurred on your behalf, e.g. Stamp Duty and landlord fees. Legal fees are for the solicitor's legal work.

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

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Halstead move

Our conveyancing fees calculator gives an instant conveyancing quote including all of the legal costs involved in buying and selling your home.

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I'm purchasing a property in Halstead - which searches will I need?

The standard search pack will include:

  • Official or Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Regulated Drainage and Water Search
  • Environmental Search
  • Chancel liability insurance (if required)

Sometimes the location of the property will warrant further searches , for example an HS2 search.

To work out how much searches will cost on a Halstead move use our conveyancing calculator.

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What are conveyancing searches when buying a home and do I need them?

How long does the conveyancing on a leasehold property take

The vast majority of flats are leasehold. There are also an estimated 1 million leasehold houses throughout the country. Purchasing leasehold property can take weeks longer than a freehold property as there are more parties involved.

Causes of numerous delays can range from incomplete service charge accounts to absent freeholders.

Our expert leasehold conveyancing team complete the legal work for 100's of leasehold purchases each month, and our proactive approach means delays are less likely to occur.

I am selling a leasehold property in Halstead - 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 Halstead, 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,.

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

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

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

Our property lawyers are on the panel for all major lenders, so no matter whether you are changing to a 95% mortgage with the Co-operative Bank or to a variable-rate mortgage with the Furness Building Society, our remortgage team can assist.

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