Lutterworth conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in Harborough District Council?

Lutterworth is situated in Harborough District Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band Harborough District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1147.37
B £1338.60
C £1529.83
D £1721.06
E £2103.52
F £2485.98
G £2868.43
H £3442.12

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How much stamp duty will I have to pay?

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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 Lutterworth?

Conveyancing fees can be broken down into fees and disbursements.

Disbursements are the third-party costs incurred on behalf of a buyer or seller, e.g. Stamp Duty and management company information. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

Our legal fees for buying or selling a house in Lutterworth are fixed, - your fixed fee conveyancing quote will have no hidden extras

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Lutterworth move

Our conveyancing fees calculator can give you a comprehensive conveyancing quote with a detailed breakdown of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Lutterworth sale or purchase.

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I'm buying a house in Lutterworth - what searches do I need?

The search pack for a standard property includes:

  • Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Residential Environmental Search
  • Regulated Water Search
  • Chancel search liability

Occasionally the initial search results will recommend specialist searches e.g. a mining search.

To find out the price of searches on a Lutterworth purchase, use our calculator.

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What are conveyancing searches when buying a home and do I need them?

How long does leasehold conveyancing take in Lutterworth?

Almost every flat in the UK is leasehold. Leasehold houses are less common, but there are still an estimated 1 million such properties across the country. Purchasing leasehold property can take weeks longer than a freehold property because there is more work involved.

Varied factors, such as an unresponsive landlord or incomplete service charge accounts, can lead to serious delays.

Our expert leasehold conveyancing team look after hundreds of leasehold clients every month. With specialist expertise there should be far fewer delays.

Does it take longer to sell a leasehold property?

Yes, that's correct, it can take considerably longer to conduct the conveyancing to sell a leasehold house or flat when compared to conveyancing on a freehold house.

The buyer's conveyancer will want to see these documents, like a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property and details of any breaches by other leaseholders. Delays are usually caused by the time it takes the seller's conveyancer to source this information.

The seller's solicitor should start this process as soon as possible, because this paperwork could take several weeks to collect if it is difficult to contact the managing agent or they are slow to respond.

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

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

The conveyancing process for buying a new build home in Lutterworth is often more complex than other types of conveyancing.

A solicitor in Lutterworth will need to be qualified to handle things like dealing with lender conditions, dealing with incomplete service connection agreements and checking new build warranties with warranty providers such as NHBC, Advantage and HAPM.

Our highly experienced team of new build solicitors are highly experienced in working with buyers towards a successful transaction 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 Lutterworth - do I need a solicitor?

Yes.

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Lutterworth 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.

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