Launceston conveyancing FAQs

How much council tax must I pay for a property in Cornwall Council?

Launceston is situated in Cornwall Council. Council tax bands are:

Band Cornwall Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1181.53
B £1378.45
C £1575.37
D £1772.29
E £2166.13
F £2559.97
G £2953.82
H £3544.58

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Stamp duty calculator

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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 Launceston conveyancing fees fixed?

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

Your expert solicitor will work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no additional fees hidden in the small print. Your quote will explain what the fees and disbursements will be when your transaction completes.

If, for any reason at all, your transaction 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 property in Launceston - which searches will I need?

The search pack for a standard property includes:

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

Occasionally the results of the standard searches will necessitate additional searches e.g. a British waterways search.

To check the total cost of searches on a Launceston move, use our 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 Launceston - what do I need to know?

Purchasing a leasehold house or flat can be complex when compared to purchasing a freehold. The many potential traps awaiting an uninformed buyer can include legally technical issues like costly and undisclosed major works and unfair clauses in the lease.

A good property lawyer 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?

I am selling a leasehold property in Launceston - what do I need to know?

The conveyancing process for a leasehold flat is a great deal more technical than for a freehold property.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Launceston will need to conduct additional tasks, which could include getting the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to details of any disputes with the current leaseholder.

In order to resolve any leasehold difficulties faster, It is recommended that you instruct a Launceston conveyancing solicitor as soon as the property is marketed, if not before,.

I am remortgaging a property in Launceston - do I need a solicitor?

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

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Launceston remortgage solicitor will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

Our conveyancing solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so no matter whether you are switching to a lifetime tracker mortgage with Lloyds Bank or to a two-year discount with Birmingham Midshires, we can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender