Ivybridge conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in South Hams District Council?

Ivybridge is situated in South Hams District Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band South Hams District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1214.62
B £1417.06
C £1619.49
D £1821.93
E £2226.80
F £2631.68
G £3036.55
H £3643.86

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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 Ivybridge conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Ivybridge provide legal services on an hourly rate and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

Our solicitors work on a fixed fee basis, with no nasty surprises. Your detailed quote will explain in detail what the fees and disbursements will be when your house purchase or sale goes through.

If, for any reason at all, your house purchase or sale 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?

I'm buying a home in Ivybridge which property searches will I require?

The standard pack includes:

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

Sometimes the location of the property will warrant specialist searches e.g. a mining search.

To check how much searches will cost on a Ivybridge purchase you can use our our online conveyancing costs calculator.

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What are conveyancing searches when buying a home and do I need them?

How long does the conveyancing on a leasehold property take

Almost all flats are leasehold. There are also an estimated 1 million leasehold houses throughout the country. The legal work for a leasehold home typically takes longer than a freehold property as there is greater complexity.

Causes of numerous delays can range from incomplete managing agent information to an absent freeholder.

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

Does the conveyancing for selling leasehold take longer?

Yes, compared to freehold conveyancing. The conveyancing for selling leasehold houses or flats can be seriously delayed.

The buyer's solicitor must review these documents, including a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property. The time needed by your lawyer to gather this paperwork is the common cause of such delays.

It can take a long time to gather this information if it is difficult to contact the agent responsible for managing the property or they are slow to respond, so your solicitor should get this underway even before a sale has been agreed.

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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 Ivybridge property?

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

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Ivybridge will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

Our conveyancing solicitors can act for most UK lenders, so whether you are you are moving to a lifetime tracker mortgage with the Co-operative Bank or to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Allied Irish Bank, we can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender