Lancing conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in Adur District Council?

Lancing is situated in Adur District Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Adur District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1195.89
B £1395.20
C £1594.52
D £1793.83
E £2192.46
F £2591.09
G £2989.72
H £3587.66

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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

Can I claim stamp duty relief as a first time buyer?

Are Lancing conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Lancing offer their services on a price per hour basis others work on a fixed fee.

Quittance's solicitors work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no unexpected 'add-ons'. Your detailed quote will set out what you will pay when your house purchase or sale completes.

If, for any reason at all, your house purchase or sale does not go ahead, you will be covered by 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 Lancing?

Conveyancing searches are detailed questions submitted to a number of authorities by Lancing conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. Mortgage 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 leasehold conveyancing take in Lancing?

Over 90% of flats in the UK are leasehold. Leasehold houses are less common, but there are still an estimated 1 million such properties across the country. Buying leasehold property can take weeks longer than a freehold home as the freeholder and/or managing agent are also involved.

Examples of delays might include anything from incomplete managing agent information to an unreachable freeholder.

Our expert leasehold conveyancing team handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month, and our proactive approach means delays are less likely to occur.

Does it take longer to sell a leasehold property?

Compared to freehold property, yes. The legal work for selling leasehold properties typically takes longer.

The solicitor acting for the buyer must review these documents. These could include details of any breaches by other leaseholders and management company information. The time it takes to source this information is commonly the source of delays.

It could take several weeks to collect this paperwork if it is difficult to contact the landlord or managing agent or they are slow to respond, so your solicitor should commence this even before you have found a buyer.

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

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

The legal work for buying a new build in Lancing is more complicated than buying an existing property.

A solicitor in Lancing will need to be qualified to handle things like handling the uncertainties of buying off plan, negotiating new build contracts and registering ownership with warranty providers such as NHBC Buildmark, Advantage and Ward Cole.

Our award-winning team of new build conveyancers are highly experienced in working with buyers towards 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 Lancing - do I need a solicitor?

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Lancing can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

Quittance's solicitors can act for most UK lenders, so whether you are you are switching to a tracker with the NatWest or to a flexible mortgage with the Leeds Building Society, Quittance can help.

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