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Lymington conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in New Forest District Council?

Lymington is situated in New Forest District Council. Council tax bands are:

Band New Forest District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1129.19
B £1317.38
C £1505.58
D £1693.78
E £2070.18
F £2446.57
G £2822.97
H £3387.56

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Are Lymington conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Lymington offer their services on a price per hour basis others work on a fixed fee.

Quittance's conveyancing solicitors work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no sneaky extras. Your detailed quote will explain what you will pay when your property sale or purchase goes through.

If, for whatever reason, your property sale or purchase does not go ahead, you will pay no legal fees at all with our No Move, No Fee guarantee.

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Will I need property searches when buying a property in Lymington?

Searches are questions submitted to a number of authorities by Lymington conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. Lenders also usually require conveyancing searches to be purchased.

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

How long does leasehold conveyancing take in Lymington?

Almost all flats are leasehold. The conveyancing for a leasehold home will usually take more time than a freehold property because there is more to prepare.

Delays in leasehold transactions could include anything from an unresponsive landlord to slow delivery of managing agents' documents.

Quittance's expert leasehold solicitors handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month. With specialist expertise there should be far fewer delays.

Does the conveyancing for selling leasehold take longer?

Yes, that's correct, it can take much longer to conduct the conveyancing to sell a leasehold home, compared to freehold conveyancing.

The solicitor acting for the buyer will need to review this leasehold-related paperwork, including a copy of the freehold property's buildings insurance. Typically, delays are due to the time required by the seller's conveyancer to get these documents together.

It can take weeks to collect this information if it is difficult to contact the managing agent or landlord, so your lawyer ought to start this process even before a sale has been agreed.

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

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

The conveyancing process for buying a new build property in Lymington can be complicated compared to other types of conveyancing.

A solicitor in Lymington must be able to deal with things like investigating developer incentives, dealing with incomplete service connection agreements and registering ownership with warranty providers, including NHBC, Advantage and Global Home Warranties.

Our highly experienced team of new build conveyancers are experts in representing buyers to achieve the best 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.

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


The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.1% (Jul 2020). A good Lymington remortgage solicitor can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

Our conveyancing solicitors can act for most UK lenders, so no matter whether you are switching to a cashback mortgage with Santander or to a long-term fixed mortgage with the Barnsley Building Society, we can assist.

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