Newhaven conveyancing FAQs

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

Newhaven is situated in Lewes District Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Lewes District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1296.17
B £1512.19
C £1728.22
D £1944.25
E £2376.31
F £2808.36
G £3240.42
H £3888.50

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Can I claim stamp duty relief as a first time buyer?

How much are conveyancing fees for buying or selling a home in Newhaven?

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

Conveyancing disbursements are the third-party costs incurred on behalf of a buyer or seller, such as HMLR fees and leasehold management packs. Legal fees are for the solicitor's legal work.

Our conveyancing fees for buying or selling a house in Newhaven are fixed, so what you pay is exactly what you see in your quote.

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Newhaven home move

Our online conveyancing fees calculator gives an instant conveyancing quote with a comprehensive list of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Newhaven sale or purchase.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm purchasing a house in Newhaven - which searches will I need?

The search pack for a standard property includes:

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

Sometimes the results of the standard searches will necessitate additional searches e.g. a search.

To find out how much searches will cost on a Newhaven purchase, try our conveyancing calculator.

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

How long does leasehold conveyancing take in Newhaven?

Over 90% of flats in the UK are leasehold. Purchasing a leasehold property can take weeks more to complete than a freehold property as the landlord or managing agent are involved.

Varied factors, such as uncontactable landlords or slow delivery of managing agents' documents, can lead to serious delays.

Our expert leasehold conveyancing team handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month, and our proactive approach means delays are less likely to occur.

Does it take longer to sell a leasehold property?

Yes. The conveyancing for selling a leasehold property can result in long delays.

The buyer's solicitor must review several leasehold-related documents, such as three years' filed accounts for the property management. Typically, delays are due to the time needed by your solicitor to source this information.

Your solicitor should start this process before a buyer has even been found, 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

I am remortgaging a property in Newhaven - 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 good Newhaven remortgage solicitor will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

Our property lawyers are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so whether you are you are changing to a fixed-rate mortgage with Lloyds Bank or to a joint mortgage with the Swansea Building Society, Quittance can help.

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