Maldon conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in Maldon District Council?

Maldon is situated in Maldon District Council. Council tax bands are:

Band Maldon District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1142.31
B £1332.69
C £1523.08
D £1713.46
E £2094.23
F £2475.00
G £2855.77
H £3426.92

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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

Are Maldon conveyancing fees fixed?

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

Our panel of conveyancing solicitors work on a fixed fee basis, with no hidden fees. Your detailed quote will set out what the legal fees will be when your home sale or purchase goes through.

If, for whatever reason, your home 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 buying a house in Maldon which property searches will I require?

The standard pack includes:

  • Local Authority Search
  • Regulated Drainage and Water Search
  • Residential Environmental Search
  • Chancel liability insurance

Sometimes the initial search results will recommend specialist searches , for example a flood search.

To see the total cost of searches on a Maldon property use our conveyancing cost calculator.

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

How long does leasehold conveyancing take?

Over 90% of flats in the UK are leasehold. Purchasing leasehold property can take weeks more to complete than a freehold property because there is more work involved and there are more parties involved.

Varied factors, such as out-of-date contact information for the freeholder or incomplete managing agent information, can lead to serious delays.

Quittance's team of leasehold specialists complete the legal work for 100's of leasehold purchases each month. With specialist expertise there should be far fewer delays.

Is there anything to be aware of if selling a leasehold property in Maldon?

The conveyancing process for a leasehold flat or house is quite a lot more specialised than it is for a freehold home.

The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in Maldon must undertake additional work, such as obtaining the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to insurance details.

So as to resolve any leasehold-related issues sooner, It is recommended that you instruct a solicitor as soon as possible.

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

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

A conveyancing solicitor in Maldon must be able to deal with things like liaising with the builder's onsite sales team, negotiating new build contracts and registering ownership with warranty providers, including NHBC, Advantage HCI and BOPAS.

Our highly experienced team of new build solicitors are experts in representing buyers to achieve 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 Maldon - do I need a solicitor?

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Maldon could save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate by completing the conveyancing quickly.

Our conveyancing solicitors are on the panel for all major lenders, so whether you are you are switching to a fixed-rate mortgage with Lloyds Bank or to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Leeds Building Society, Quittance can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender