Heathfield conveyancing FAQs

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

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

Band Wealden District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1289.99
B £1504.98
C £1719.98
D £1934.98
E £2364.98
F £2794.97
G £3224.97
H £3869.96

Read more:

Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

How much stamp duty will I have to pay?

£

Read more about stamp duty:

What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

Are Heathfield conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Heathfield offer services on an hourly rate and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

Our panel of property lawyers work on a fixed fee basis, with no unexpected 'add-ons'. Your detailed quote will explain in detail what the legal fees will be when your house purchase or sale goes through.

If, for whatever reason, your house purchase or sale does not go ahead, you will be covered by our No Sale, No Fee guarantee.

Read more:

How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm buying a home in Heathfield - which searches will I need?

The search pack for a standard property includes:

  • Local Authority Search
  • Drainage and Water Search
  • Residential Environmental Search
  • Chancel search liability

Sometimes the location of the property will warrant further searches , for example a flood search.

To see the cost of searches on a Heathfield move, try our calculator.

Read more:

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

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

Buying a leasehold house or flat in the UK can be complicated. The many potential complications lying in wait for an uninformed purchaser can include legally technical issues like costly and undisclosed major works and short leases.

Your conveyancing solicitor will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

Read more:

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 the conveyancing for selling leasehold take longer?

Yes, compared to freehold conveyancing. The conveyancing for selling leasehold properties can result in long delays.

The buyer's solicitor will expect to see several leasehold-related documents. These could include an up-to-date statement of service charges and a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property. Delays are usually the result of the time required by your lawyer to source this information.

It could take several weeks to collect this paperwork if the managing agent or landlord is slow or difficult to contact, so your lawyer should get this underway at the earliest opportunity.

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 Heathfield property?

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

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Heathfield 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 changing to a 95% mortgage with Santander or to a flexible mortgage with the Hinckley and Rugby Building Society, we can assist.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender