Harwich conveyancing FAQs

How much council tax must I pay for a property in Tendring District Council?

Harwich is situated in Tendring District Council. Council tax bands are:

Band Tendring District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1106.74
B £1291.20
C £1475.65
D £1660.11
E £2029.02
F £2397.94
G £2766.85
H £3320.22

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Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

How much stamp duty will I have to pay?

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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 Harwich?

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

Conveyancing disbursements are the taxes and additional costs paid out on your behalf, such as HMLR fees and land charges. Legal fees are for the solicitor's legal work.

Our solicitor's legal fees for buying or selling a house in Harwich are fixed, so for a standard conveyancing transaction, what we quote is exactly what you pay

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Harwich sale or purchase

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

Calculate my conveyancing fees with our conveyancing fee calculator

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

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

Conveyancing searches are detailed questions submitted to a number of authorities by Harwich 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 Harwich - what do I need to know?

Purchasing a leasehold property in the UK is significantly more complex than buying a freehold property. The many potential problems lying in wait for an uninformed purchaser can include legally technical issues like unpaid service charges by the existing leaseholder and unfair clauses in the lease.

A 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, it can take much more time to complete the legal work on a leasehold house or flat,compared to the sale of a freehold property.

The buyer's conveyancer must review several leasehold-related documents, such as an up-to-date statement of service charges. Delays are usually the result of the time needed by your lawyer to get these documents together.

Your solicitor should commence this as soon as possible, because this paperwork could take several weeks to collect if it is difficult to contact the managing agent or they are slow to respond.

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

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

Yes.

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

Our property lawyers are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so whether you are you are changing to a flexible mortgage with the Bank of Scotland or to a variable-rate mortgage with the Harpenden Building Society, our remortgage team can assist.

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