Liphook conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in East Hampshire District Council?

Liphook is situated in East Hampshire District Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band East Hampshire District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1099.69
B £1282.97
C £1466.25
D £1649.53
E £2016.09
F £2382.65
G £2749.22
H £3299.06

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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

How much are conveyancing fees for buying or selling a home in Liphook?

Conveyancing fees are made up of the solicitor's legal and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the third-party costs incurred on your behalf, e.g. Stamp Duty Land Tax or Office Copies. Legal fees are for the work your solicitor carries out for you.

Our conveyancing fees for buying or selling a house in Liphook are fixed, which means that for a standard transaction, your fixed fee conveyancing quote will have no sneaky additional fees

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Liphook home move

Our conveyancing fees calculator gives an instant conveyancing quote including all of the legal costs involved in buying and selling your home.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm purchasing a house in Liphook - which searches will I need?

The search pack for a standard property includes:

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

Sometimes the results of the standard searches will necessitate additional searches e.g. a search.

To find out how much searches will cost on a Liphook purchase, try our conveyancing 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 Liphook - what do I need to know?

Purchasing a leasehold property in the UK requires a number of extra steps when compared to buying a freehold. The many potential traps awaiting an uninformed buyer can include legally technical issues like overpriced managing agent packs and marriage value issues.

An experienced leasehold conveyancer 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 the conveyancing for selling leasehold take longer?

Compared to freehold property, yes. The conveyancing for selling leasehold houses or flats can take much longer.

The buyer's solicitor will need to review these documents, including a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property. Delays are usually the result of the time required by your solicitor to source this information.

It could take several weeks to collect the managing agent's information if it is difficult to contact the managing agent, so the solicitor should get this underway at the earliest opportunity.

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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 Liphook property?

Yes.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Liphook remortgage solicitor will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

Our network of solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so whether you are you are changing to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Bank of Scotland or to a discounted-rate mortgage with the Barnsley Building Society, Quittance can help.

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