Malmesbury conveyancing FAQs

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

Malmesbury is situated in Wiltshire Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band Wiltshire Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1185.29
B £1382.84
C £1580.39
D £1777.94
E £2173.04
F £2568.14
G £2963.23
H £3555.88

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Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

Stamp duty calculator

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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 Malmesbury conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Malmesbury carry out the conveyancing on a price per hour basis and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

Our conveyancing solicitors work on a fixed fee basis, with no unexpected 'add-ons'. Your quote will explain in detail what the conveyancing fees and costs will be when your home sale or purchase goes through.

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

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm buying a property in Malmesbury which property searches will I require?

The search pack for a standard property includes:

  • Official or Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Water search
  • Environmental Search
  • Chancel liability insurance

Occasionally the solicitor will recommend further searches e.g. a British waterways search.

To check the total cost of searches on a Malmesbury property you can use our our 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 Malmesbury - what do I need to know?

is significantly more complex than buying a freehold property. The numerous common problems awaiting the unsuspecting buyer can include legally technical issues like and onerous clauses in the lease.

A leasehold solicitor 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?

What do I need to know if selling a leasehold property in Malmesbury?

The conveyancing process for a leasehold flat is significantly more time-consuming than for a freehold house.

The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in Malmesbury must carry out extra work, including obtaining the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to ascertaining if a license to assign is required.

So as to resolve any leasehold-related delays sooner, It is strongly advised that the seller instruct a property lawyer as soon as is practicable.

I am remortgaging a property in Malmesbury - 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 Malmesbury could save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate by completing the conveyancing quickly.

Quittance's solicitors can act for most UK lenders, so no matter whether you are moving to a lifetime tracker mortgage with the Bank of Scotland or to a discounted-rate mortgage with the Coventry Building Society, we can assist.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender