Hexham conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in Northumberland County Council?

Hexham is situated in Northumberland County Council. Council tax bands are:

Band Northumberland County Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1218.26
B £1421.30
C £1624.35
D £1827.39
E £2233.48
F £2639.56
G £3045.65
H £3654.78

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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

Are Hexham conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Hexham carry out the conveyancing on an hourly rate and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

Quittance's conveyancing solicitors work on a fixed fee basis, with no nasty surprises. Your conveyancing quote will explain in detail what you will pay when your property sale or purchase goes through.

If, for whatever reason, your property sale or purchase 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 Hexham?

Conveyancing searches are enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Hexham conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. 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?

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

Purchasing a leasehold flat in the UK can be complex when compared to purchasing a freehold. The many potential traps awaiting the unsuspecting buyer can include legally technical issues like sinking fund issues and freeholds sold without first refusal to leaseholders.

Your conveyancing solicitor 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?

I am selling a leasehold property in Hexham - what do I need to know?

Conveyancing for a leasehold flat (houses are rarely leasehold) is a great deal more complex than for a more straightforward freehold house.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Hexham must carry out additional tasks, and this could include getting an up-to-date service charge statement, through to a copy of the service charge budget for the current year (and any anticipated payments on account).

To reduce leasehold-related delays, It is recommended that the seller instruct a solicitor as soon as the property is marketed, if not before,.

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

The conveyancing process for acquiring a new build in Hexham is often more complex than other types of conveyancing.

A property lawyer in Hexham will need to be qualified to handle things like ensuring that new build mortgage conditions are met, handling withdrawal under the Consumer Code for Housebuilders and .

Our highly experienced team of new build conveyancing solicitors are experts in helping buyers get 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.

I am remortgaging a property in Hexham - do I need a solicitor?

Yes.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Hexham remortgage solicitor should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

Quittance's solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so no matter whether you are switching to a flexible mortgage with the Bank of Scotland or to a capped-rate mortgage with the Monmouthshire Building Society, Quittance can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender