Hockley conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in Rochford District Council?

Hockley is situated in Rochford District Council. Council tax bands are:

Band Rochford District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1153.81
B £1346.11
C £1538.41
D £1730.71
E £2115.31
F £2499.91
G £2884.52
H £3461.42

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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 Hockley conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Hockley carry out the conveyancing on an hourly rate others work on a fixed fee.

Your solicitor will work on a fixed fee basis, with no nasty surprises. Your conveyancing quote will explain in detail what the legal fees will be when your property transaction completes.

If, for whatever reason, your property 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 Hockley?

Property searches are detailed questions submitted to a number of authorities by Hockley 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?

How long does conveyancing take when buying a leasehold flat in Hockley?

Over 90% of flats in the UK are leasehold. There are also an estimated 1 million leasehold houses throughout the country. Buying leasehold property typically takes longer than freehold property as there are more parties involved.

Examples of delays might include anything from slow receipt of the managing agent information to uncontactable landlords.

Quittance's team of leasehold specialists look after hundreds of leasehold clients every month, and our proactive approach means delays are less likely to occur.

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

The legal work for a leasehold flat (leasehold houses are not common) is quite a lot more involved than for a freehold house.

Leasehold complexity involves additional tasks on the part of conveyancing solicitors in Hockley, which could include collating the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to details of planned major works.

To reduce leasehold-related delays, It is highly recommended that the seller instruct a Hockley conveyancing solicitor as soon as possible.

Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Hockley 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 Hockley will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

Our property lawyers are on the panel for all major lenders, so no matter whether you are changing to a cashback mortgage with the Halifax or to a repayment mortgage with the Skipton Building Society, we can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender