Hedge End conveyancing FAQs

How much council tax must I pay for a property in Eastleigh Borough Council?

Hedge End is situated in Eastleigh Borough Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Eastleigh Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1093.47
B £1275.72
C £1457.96
D £1640.21
E £2004.70
F £2369.19
G £2733.68
H £3280.42

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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 Hedge End?

Conveyancing fees are comprised of fees and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the costs payable as part of a conveyancing transaction, paid out on your behalf, such as Stamp Duty Land Tax or Official Entries. Legal fees are for the solicitor's legal work.

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

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Hedge End move

Our conveyancing fees calculator gives an instant conveyancing quote with a detailed breakdown of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Hedge End sale or purchase.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

Will I need property searches when buying a property in Hedge End?

Searches are enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Hedge End 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 conveyancing take when buying a leasehold flat in Hedge End?

Over 90% of flats in the UK are leasehold. There are also an estimated 1 million leasehold houses throughout the country. The legal work for leasehold property can take weeks longer than a freehold house as there are more parties involved.

Varied factors, such as out-of-date contact information for the freeholder or missing leasehold documents, can lead to serious delays.

Our specialist leasehold solicitor team look after hundreds of leasehold clients every month, and our proactive approach can mean faster conveyancing.

Is there anything to be aware of if selling a leasehold property in Hedge End?

The conveyancing process for a leasehold flat or house is a great deal more difficult than for a freehold property.

Leasehold complexity involves additional legal work on the part of conveyancing solicitors in Hedge End, for example obtaining an up-to-date service charge statement, through to a copy of the insurance policy.

To reduce leasehold-related delays, It is recommended that the vendor contact a Hedge End conveyancing solicitor as soon as is practicable.

I am buying a new build property in Hedge End - what do I need to know?

The conveyancing process for purchasing a new build in Hedge End is more complicated than buying an existing property.

A property lawyer in Hedge End will need to be qualified to handle things like dealing with delays associated with off-plan, spotting incomplete agreements for roads and sewers and checking new build warranties with warranty providers such as NHBC Buildmark, Advantage and BOPAS.

Our award-winning team of new build conveyancers are experts in representing buyers to achieve a stress free move and working to tight developer deadlines.

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Buying a new build property off plan - what you need to know.

What you need to check before buying a new build home.

I am remortgaging a property in Hedge End - do I need a solicitor?

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 proactive conveyancing solicitor in Hedge End could save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate by completing the conveyancing quickly.

Our conveyancing solicitors can act for most UK lenders, so no matter whether you are switching to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Halifax or to a capped-rate mortgage with Birmingham Midshires, our remortgage team can assist.

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