Matlock conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in Derbyshire Dales Council?

Matlock is situated in Derbyshire Dales Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Derbyshire Dales Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1197.63
B £1397.23
C £1596.84
D £1796.44
E £2195.65
F £2594.86
G £2994.07
H £3592.88

Read more:

Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

Stamp duty calculator

£

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 Matlock?

Conveyancing fees include legal fees and disbursements.

Disbursements are the taxes and additional costs incurred on your behalf, such as Stamp Duty Land Tax or planning documents. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

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

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Matlock property sale or purchase

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

Calculate my conveyancing fees

Read more:

How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

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

Conveyancing searches are questions submitted to a number of authorities by Matlock conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. Mortgage lenders also usually require conveyancing searches to be purchased.

Read more:

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

I am buying a leasehold property in Matlock - what do I need to know?

Purchasing a leasehold property in the UK can be very involved. The numerous common problems lying in wait for the unsuspecting purchaser can include legally technical issues like incomplete management company accounts and short leases.

Your solicitor will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

Read more:

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, compared to freehold conveyancing. Sale conveyancing for a leasehold house or flat usually takes longer.

The solicitor acting for the buyer must review this leasehold-related paperwork, including a copy of the freehold property's buildings insurance. The time required by your lawyer to gather this paperwork is the common cause of such delays.

It can take a long time to gather this paperwork if it is difficult to contact the managing agent or landlord or they are slow to respond, so the seller's solicitor ought to start this process before a buyer has even been found.

Read more:

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

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

The conveyancing for purchasing a new build property in Matlock is more complicated than buying an existing property.

A good solicitor in Matlock will need to be qualified to handle things like handling structural guarantees, checking planning conditions have been fulfilled and registering ownership with warranty providers, including NHBC Buildmark, Advantage HCI and Castle.

Our specialist team of new build solicitors are experts in representing buyers to achieve a stress free move and working to tight developer deadlines.

Read more:

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 Matlock - do I need a solicitor?

Yes you will need a solicitor to handle the legal side of the remortgage.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Matlock remortgage solicitor might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

Solicitors on the panel for all major lenders - so whether you are you are moving to a tracker with the Royal Bank of Scotland or to a variable-rate mortgage with the Manchester Building Society, Quittance can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender