Newbury conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in West Berkshire Council?

Newbury is situated in West Berkshire Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band West Berkshire Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1181.78
B £1378.74
C £1575.71
D £1772.67
E £2166.60
F £2560.52
G £2954.45
H £3545.34

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Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

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 Newbury?

Conveyancing fees will include the solicitor's legal and disbursements.

Disbursements are the costs payable as part of a conveyancing transaction, incurred on your behalf, for example Stamp Duty or land charges. Legal fees are for the solicitor's legal work.

Our solicitor's legal fees for buying or selling a house in Newbury are fixed, so for a standard conveyancing transaction, what we quote is what you pay

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Newbury move

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

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

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

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

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

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

Purchasing a leasehold property in the UK can be complex. The numerous common problems awaiting the unsuspecting purchaser can include legally technical issues like and short leases.

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, that's correct, it can take considerably longer to carry out the legal work to sell leasehold houses or flats, compared to freehold conveyancing.

The buyer's conveyancer will need to review several leasehold-related documents, including a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property. Delays are usually caused by the time needed by to get these documents together.

Your conveyancing solicitor should get this underway even before a sale has been agreed, as these details can take a long time to gather if the managing agent or landlord is slow or difficult to contact.

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

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

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 proactive conveyancing solicitor in Newbury will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

Quittance's solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so whether you are you are changing to a cashback mortgage with the Halifax or to a discounted-rate mortgage with the Coventry Building Society, our remortgage specialists can help.

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