Hythe conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in Shepway District Council?

Hythe is situated in Shepway District Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Shepway District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1200.23
B £1400.26
C £1600.30
D £1800.34
E £2200.42
F £2600.49
G £3000.57
H £3600.68

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How much are conveyancing fees for buying or selling a home in Hythe?

Conveyancing fees will include the conveyancer's legal fees and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the costs payable as part of a conveyancing transaction, incurred on your behalf, e.g. Stamp Duty or indemnity policies. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

Our legal fees for buying or selling a house in Hythe are fixed, meaning for a standard conveyancing transaction, what you pay is exactly what you see in your quote.

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Hythe move

Our online conveyancing fees calculator gives you a detailed fixed fee quote with a comprehensive list of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Hythe sale or purchase.

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I'm purchasing a house in Hythe - which searches will I need?

The standard search pack will include:

  • Local Authority Search
  • Residential Environmental Search
  • Regulated Drainage and Water Search
  • Chancel liability insurance (if required)

On occasion the location of the property will warrant specialist searches , for example a flood search.

To check how much searches will cost on a Hythe property try our calculator.

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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 Hythe?

Almost all flats are leasehold. Although much less common, there are also around 1 million leasehold houses nationwide. Buying leasehold property will usually take more time than a freehold house because there is more to prepare and there is greater complexity.

Varied factors, such as out-of-date contact information for the freeholder or slow receipt of the managing agent information, can lead to serious delays.

Quittance's team of leasehold specialists handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month. Our proactive approach means fewer obstacles.

Does sale conveyancing take longer for leasehold?

Yes, that's correct, it can take much longer to carry out the legal work to sell a leasehold property,compared to the sale of a freehold property.

The buyer's conveyancer must review several leasehold-related documents, including a copy of the freehold property's buildings insurance. Delays are usually the result of the time required by the solicitor to source this information.

It can take weeks to collect these details if it is difficult to contact the managing agent, so the solicitor should start this process before a buyer has even been found.

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Selling a leasehold flat? What to do before going on the market

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

Yes.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Hythe remortgage solicitor could save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate by completing the conveyancing quickly.

Our network of solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so whether you are you are moving to a variable-rate with the NatWest or to a long-term fixed mortgage with Virgin Money, Quittance can help.

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