Herne Bay conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in Canterbury City Council?

Herne Bay is situated in Canterbury City Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band Canterbury City Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1134.72
B £1323.84
C £1512.96
D £1702.08
E £2080.32
F £2458.56
G £2836.80
H £3404.16

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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?

Are Herne Bay conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Herne Bay carry out the conveyancing on a price per hour basis others work on a fixed fee.

Our panel of conveyancing solicitors work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no unexpected 'add-ons'. Your detailed quote will set out what the fees and disbursements will be when your house purchase or sale completes.

If, for any reason at all, your house purchase or sale does not go ahead, you have the peace of mind of our No Sale, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm buying a house in Herne Bay which property searches will I require?

The search pack for a standard property includes:

  • Local Authority Search
  • Regulated Water Search
  • Environmental Search
  • Chancel liability insurance

Sometimes the results of the standard searches will necessitate specialist searches , for example a radon gas search.

To check the total cost of searches on a Herne Bay house or flat use 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 Herne Bay - what do I need to know?

Buying a leasehold property in the UK can be complex. The many potential problems awaiting the unsuspecting buyer can include legally technical issues like sinking fund issues and onerous covenants.

A good property lawyer 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?

What do I need to know if selling a leasehold property in Herne Bay?

Conveyancing for a leasehold flat (leasehold houses are rare) is much more time-consuming in comparison with a freehold house.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Herne Bay must carry out extra work, and this could include obtaining all relevant freeholder information, through to ascertaining if any excess payments are anticipated.

To reduce leasehold-related delays, It is strongly advised that the vendor contact a lawyer as soon as is practicable.

I am buying a new build property in Herne Bay - what do I need to know?

The conveyancing process for buying a new build in Herne Bay is often more complex than other types of conveyancing.

A good solicitor in Herne Bay must be able to deal with things like squaring developer incentives with lenders, administering Help to Buy purchases and checking new build warranties with warranty providers, including NHBC, Advantage and Checkmate.

Our award-winning team of new build conveyancers are highly experienced in working with buyers towards the best outcome 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.

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

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

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Herne Bay should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

Our conveyancing solicitors can act for most UK lenders, so whether you are you are moving to a tracker with Santander or to a repayment mortgage with the Market Harborough Building Society, we can assist.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender