Margate conveyancing FAQs

How much council tax must I pay for a property in Thanet District Council?

Margate is situated in Thanet District Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Thanet District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1166.16
B £1360.52
C £1554.88
D £1749.24
E £2137.96
F £2526.68
G £2915.40
H £3498.48

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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 Margate?

Conveyancing fees are made up of fees and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the taxes and additional costs paid out on your behalf, such as HM Land Registry fees and freeholder fees. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

Our solicitor's legal fees for buying or selling a house in Margate are fixed, so for a standard transaction, your fixed fee conveyancing quote will have no additional fees

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Margate move

Our online conveyancing fees calculator can give you a comprehensive conveyancing quote including all of the legal costs involved in buying and selling your home.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm buying a property in Margate - which searches will I need?

The standard search pack will include:

  • Local Authority Search
  • Environmental Search
  • Drainage and Water Search
  • Chancel search

On occasion the results of the standard searches will necessitate additional searches e.g. a transport search.

To work out the price of searches on a Margate property, try our conveyancing 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 Margate - what do I need to know?

Buying a leasehold flat in the UK requires a number of extra steps when compared to buying a freehold. The numerous common problems awaiting the unsuspecting buyer can include legally technical issues like overpriced managing agent packs and freeholds sold without first refusal to leaseholders.

Your conveyancing 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?

I am selling a leasehold property in Margate - what do I need to know?

The conveyancing process for a leasehold flat is much more specialised than it is for a freehold home.

Leasehold complexity involves additional work on the part of conveyancing solicitors in Margate, including requesting an up-to-date service charge statement, through to ascertaining if a license to assign is required.

In order to resolve any leasehold delays faster, It is strongly advised that you instruct a Margate conveyancing solicitor as early as possible.

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

The conveyancing process for acquiring a new build in Margate can be complicated compared to other types of conveyancing.

A property lawyer in Margate will need to be qualified to handle things like ensuring that new build mortgage conditions are met, verifying rights of access and registering ownership with warranty providers such as NHBC, Advantage and Trenwick International.

Our award-winning team of new build conveyancing solicitors are well versed in helping buyers get 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 Margate property?

Yes.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Margate remortgage solicitor might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

Our conveyancing team are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so no matter whether you are moving to a fixed-rate mortgage with Barclays Bank or to a two-year discount with the Market Harborough Building Society, our remortgage team can assist.

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