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Ivybridge Conveyancing: FAQs

If you have a Ivybridge conveyancing question you would like answered, we can help. If your question isn't listed below, please call us on 0800 022 4108 to speak to a member of our friendly property legal team.

Buying property in Ivybridge

How much is the Council Tax in South Hams District Council in 2022?

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

Band South Hams Council Tax (2022/23)
A £1,436.87
B £1,676.34
C £1,915.82
D £2,155.30
E £2,634.26
F £3,113.21
G £3,592.17
H £4,310.60

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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?

Selling property in Ivybridge

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

Remortgaging in Ivybridge

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 1.25% (June 2022). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Ivybridge will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

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Transferring equity in Ivybridge

How do I transfer equity in my Ivybridge home?

When one or more joint owners of a property transfers (gifts or sells) their share in a property, this is called a 'transfer of equity'. A solicitor can carry out the legal process for a transfer of equity, register the new owner(s) of the property and take care of any Stamp Duty paperwork. Your conveyancing solicitor can complete the process for a fixed fee.

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Comparing Conveyancing Quotes in Ivybridge

What's the difference between fees and disbursements?

Legal fees, such as the leasehold fee and buy-to-let fee, are paid to your solicitor or conveyancer for the work they do.

Disbursements are third-party costs, like TT fee or HMLR registration.

How much will my conveyancing legal fees be in 2022?

When you compare conveyancing quotes for your Ivybridge home move, check the fine print for potential extra fees and costs. An online quote should reflect everything required for standard conveyancing. Potential hidden fees could add £100s to your final bill.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2022?

General Ivybridge property lawyers FAQs

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.

Your solicitor will 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 a No Move, No Fee guarantee.

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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.

How we can help you

If you are buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity in a property in Ivybridge and need an expert conveyancing solicitor, we can take care of the legal side of your move.

We work with a panel of specialist conveyancing solicitors to deliver a stress-free moving experience.

  • No Move, No Fee Guarantee
  • Fixed fee conveyancing service
  • Ivybridge experts
  • CQS-accredited panel solicitors
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