Leigh On Sea conveyancing FAQs

How much council tax must I pay for a property in Southend-on-Sea Council?

Leigh On Sea is situated in Southend-on-Sea Council. Council tax bands are:

Band Southend-on-Sea Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1046.25
B £1220.62
C £1395.00
D £1569.37
E £1918.12
F £2266.87
G £2615.62
H £3138.74

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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 Leigh On Sea conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Leigh On Sea offer their services on an hourly rate and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

Quittance's expert solicitors work on a fixed fee basis, with no unexpected 'add-ons'. Your quote will explain in detail what the legal fees will be when your house purchase or sale goes through.

If, for whatever reason, your house purchase or sale does not go ahead, you have the peace of mind of our No Move, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm purchasing a house in Leigh On Sea which property searches will I require?

The search pack for a standard property includes:

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

Occasionally the initial search results will recommend further searches such as a specialist environmental search.

To see the cost of searches on a Leigh On Sea house or flat, try our conveyancing cost 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 Leigh On Sea - what do I need to know?

Purchasing a leasehold flat in the UK can be complex when compared to purchasing a freehold. The numerous common problems lying in wait for the unsuspecting buyer can include legally technical issues like undisclosed major works and marriage value issues.

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?

Does it take longer to sell a leasehold property?

Yes, it can take much longer to complete the legal work on leasehold houses or flats when compared to conveyancing on a freehold house.

The buyer's solicitor will expect to see several leasehold-related documents. These could include an up-to-date statement of service charges and management company information. The time it takes the solicitor to gather this paperwork is commonly the source of delays.

The seller's solicitor should commence this before a buyer has even been found, because these details can take a long time to gather if the landlord or managing agent is slow or difficult to contact.

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

I am remortgaging a property in Leigh On Sea - do I need a solicitor?

Yes.

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Leigh On Sea might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

Our conveyancing team are on the panel for all major lenders, so whether you are you are switching to a flexible mortgage with RBS or to a repayment mortgage with the Darlington Building Society, we can assist.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender