Littlehampton conveyancing FAQs

How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in Arun District Council?

Littlehampton is situated in Arun District Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Arun District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1153.87
B £1346.18
C £1538.49
D £1730.80
E £2115.42
F £2500.04
G £2884.67
H £3461.60

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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 Littlehampton conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Littlehampton carry out the conveyancing on an hourly rate others work on a fixed fee.

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

If, for any reason at all, your sale or purchase does not go ahead, you are covered by our No Sale, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm purchasing a home in Littlehampton - what searches do I need?

The standard pack includes:

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

Sometimes the results of the standard searches will necessitate specialist searches e.g. an HS2 search.

To work out the total cost of searches on a Littlehampton property use our online conveyancing costs 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 Littlehampton - what do I need to know?

Buying a leasehold property in the UK can be very involved. The numerous common problems lying in wait for the unsuspecting buyer can include legally technical issues like overpriced managing agent packs and freeholds sold without first refusal to leaseholders.

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?

Could the sale of a leasehold property be delayed?

Yes, compared to freehold conveyancing. The conveyancing for selling leasehold properties can take much longer.

The buyer's conveyancer will need to review this leasehold-related paperwork, such as a current statement of service charges. The time it takes the seller's conveyancer to gather this paperwork is usually the cause of these delays.

The solicitor should start this process even before you have found a buyer, as this information can take weeks to collect if it is difficult to contact the agent responsible for managing the property.

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

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

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

A conveyancing solicitor in Littlehampton must be able to deal with things like ensuring that new build mortgage conditions are met, confirming rights to use pipes and cables (e.g. phone, data, fibre, electricity) and registering ownership with warranty providers, including NHBC, Advantage HCI and Protek.

Our specialist team of new build conveyancing solicitors are experts in working with buyers towards the best possible outcome 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.

Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Littlehampton property?

Yes.

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

Our property lawyers are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so no matter whether you are moving to a flexible mortgage with the NatWest or to a variable-rate mortgage with the Allied Irish Bank, Quittance can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender