Marlborough conveyancing FAQs

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

Marlborough is situated in Wiltshire Council. Council tax bands in 2019 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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Read more about stamp duty:

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 Marlborough?

Conveyancing fees are comprised of fees and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the taxes and additional costs paid out on your behalf, for example HMLR registration fees and freeholder fees. Legal fees are for the solicitor's legal work.

Our fees for buying or selling a house in Marlborough are fixed, so for a standard transaction, your fixed fee conveyancing quote will have no nasty surprises

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Marlborough home move

Our conveyancing fees calculator gives you a detailed fixed fee quote with a comprehensive list of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Marlborough sale or purchase.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

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

The standard pack includes:

  • Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Regulated Water Search
  • Residential Environmental Search
  • Chancel liability insurance (if required)

Occasionally the solicitor will recommend specialist searches , for example a commons registration search.

To see how much searches will cost on a Marlborough move try 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 Marlborough - what do I need to know?

Purchasing a leasehold house or flat in the UK is more complicated than buying a freehold. The many potential problems awaiting an uninformed buyer can include legally technical issues like undisclosed major works and marriage value issues.

A specialist 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?

Does it take longer to sell a leasehold property?

Yes, it can take much longer to complete the legal work on leasehold houses or flats when compared to conveyancing on a freehold house.

The buyer's solicitor will expect to see several leasehold-related documents. These could include an up-to-date statement of service charges and management company information. The time it takes the solicitor to gather this paperwork is commonly the source of delays.

The seller's solicitor should commence this before a buyer has even been found, because these details can take a long time to gather if the landlord or managing agent is slow or difficult to contact.

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

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

The legal work for purchasing a new build home in Marlborough can be complicated compared to other types of conveyancing.

A conveyancing solicitor in Marlborough must be able to deal with things like squaring developer incentives with lenders, handling initial Land Registry registration and registering ownership with warranty providers, including NHBC, Advantage and Q Assure.

Our highly experienced team of new build solicitors are well versed in working with buyers towards 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.

Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Marlborough property?

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Marlborough remortgage solicitor will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

Quittance's solicitors are on the panel for all major lenders, so whether you are you are switching to a cashback mortgage with RBS or to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Chelsea Building Society, our remortgage specialists can help.

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