Havant conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in Havant District Council?

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

Band Havant District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1095.13
B £1277.66
C £1460.18
D £1642.70
E £2007.74
F £2372.79
G £2737.83
H £3285.40

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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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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 Havant?

Conveyancing fees include fees and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the third-party costs incurred on behalf of a buyer or seller, such as HMLR fees or bankruptcy searches. Legal fees are for the solicitor's legal work.

Our legal fees for buying or selling a house in Havant are fixed, meaning for a standard transaction, what we quote is what you pay

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Havant home move

Our online conveyancing fees calculator gives you a detailed fixed fee quote with a detailed breakdown of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Havant sale or purchase.

Calculate my conveyancing fees with our conveyancing fee calculator

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm buying a home in Havant - what searches do I need?

The standard pack includes:

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

Sometimes the initial search results will recommend specialist searches such as a mining search.

To work out the cost of searches on a Havant house or flat you can use our our conveyancing calculator.

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

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

Buying a leasehold flat in the UK is more complicated than buying a freehold. The many potential problems lying in wait for an uninformed purchaser can include legally technical issues like sinking fund issues and unreasonable lease extension premiums.

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?

Could the sale of a leasehold property be delayed?

Yes, compared to freehold conveyancing. The legal work for selling leasehold houses or flats can be seriously delayed.

The buyer's solicitor must review several leasehold-related documents, like a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property and an up-to-date statement of service charges. The time needed by the solicitor to source this information is the common cause of such delays.

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

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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 Havant property?

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

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

Our conveyancing team can act for most UK lenders, so no matter whether you are moving to an offset mortgage with the NatWest or to a joint mortgage with the Coventry Building Society, we can help.

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