Ilfracombe conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in North Devon District Council?

Ilfracombe is situated in North Devon District Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band North Devon District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1225.41
B £1429.64
C £1633.88
D £1838.11
E £2246.58
F £2655.05
G £3063.52
H £3676.22

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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?

Are Ilfracombe conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Ilfracombe offer their services on an hourly basis others work on a fixed fee.

Quittance's conveyancing solicitors work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no unexpected 'add-ons'. Your conveyancing quote will explain what the fees and disbursements will be when your transaction goes through.

If, for any reason at all, your transaction does not go ahead, you will be covered by our No Sale, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm purchasing a home in Ilfracombe - which searches will I need?

The search pack for a standard property includes:

  • Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Drainage and Water Search
  • Environmental Search
  • Chancel search

On occasion the results of the standard searches will necessitate specialist searches e.g. a commons registration search.

To check the price of searches on a Ilfracombe purchase, use our online conveyancing costs 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 Ilfracombe - what do I need to know?

Buying a leasehold property in England or Wales can be very involved. The many potential complications lying in wait for an uninformed purchaser can include legally technical issues like unreasonable managing agent fees and onerous covenants.

A specialist leasehold 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?

Does it take longer to sell a leasehold property?

Yes. The conveyancing for selling a leasehold home can be seriously delayed.

The solicitor acting for the buyer will need to review this leasehold-related paperwork. These could include a current statement of service charges and a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property. The time required by the seller's conveyancer to gather this paperwork is the common cause of such delays.

It can take a long time to gather these details if it is difficult to contact the landlord or managing agent, so the seller's 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

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

The legal work for buying a new build property in Ilfracombe .

A solicitor in Ilfracombe must be able to deal with things like checking the suitability of new build insurance, checking planning conditions have been fulfilled and checking new build warranties with warranty providers, including NHBC, Advantage HCI and Ark Residential.

Our highly experienced team of new build conveyancers are highly experienced 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 Ilfracombe - do I need a solicitor?

Yes.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Ilfracombe could save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate by completing the conveyancing quickly.

Our conveyancing solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so whether you are you are switching to an offset mortgage with Santander or to a discounted-rate mortgage with the Coventry Building Society, our remortgage team can assist.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender