Hayling Island conveyancing FAQs

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

Hayling Island is situated in Havant District Council. Council tax bands in 2019 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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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

Can I claim stamp duty relief as a first time buyer?

Are Hayling Island conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Hayling Island offer services on a price per hour basis others work on a fixed fee.

Quittance's solicitors work on a fixed legal fee basis, with no unexpected 'add-ons'. Your detailed quote will explain what you will pay when your transaction goes through.

If, for whatever reason, your transaction does not go ahead, you will pay no legal fees at all with our No Move, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

Will I need property searches when buying a property in Hayling Island?

Searches are questions submitted to a number of authorities by Hayling Island conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. Mortgage 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?

How long does leasehold conveyancing take in Hayling Island?

Almost all flats are leasehold. Although much less common, there are also around 1 million leasehold houses nationwide. The conveyancing for a leasehold home can take weeks more to complete than a freehold property as there is more to prepare and the landlord or managing agent are involved.

Delays in leasehold transactions could include anything from out-of-date contact information for the freeholder to incomplete service charge accounts.

Quittance's expert leasehold solicitors complete the legal work for 100's of leasehold purchases each month. With specialist expertise there should be far fewer delays.

Does it take longer to sell a leasehold property?

Yes, compared to freehold conveyancing. Sale conveyancing for a leasehold house or flat usually takes longer.

The solicitor acting for the buyer must review this leasehold-related paperwork, including a copy of the freehold property's buildings insurance. The time required by your lawyer to gather this paperwork is the common cause of such delays.

It can take a long time to gather this paperwork if it is difficult to contact the managing agent or landlord or they are slow to respond, so the seller's solicitor ought to start this process before a buyer has even been found.

Read more:

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

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

Yes.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Hayling Island remortgage solicitor should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

A network of solicitors acting for all major lenders - so whether you are you are switching to a 100% mortgage with the Nationwide Building Society or to a discounted-rate mortgage with the Chelsea Building Society, our remortgage team can assist.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender