Newmarket conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in Forest Heath District Council?

Newmarket is situated in Forest Heath District Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band Forest Heath District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1111.95
B £1297.27
C £1482.60
D £1667.92
E £2038.57
F £2409.22
G £2779.87
H £3335.84

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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

Are Newmarket conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Newmarket offer their services on an hourly rate and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

Our panel of property lawyers work on a fixed fee basis, with no unexpected 'add-ons'. Your quote will explain what you will pay when your house purchase or sale completes.

If, for whatever reason, your house purchase or sale does not go ahead, you will pay no legal fees at all with our No Move, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm purchasing a house in Newmarket - what searches do I need?

The standard search pack will include:

  • Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Residential Environmental Search
  • Water search
  • Chancel search

On occasion the location of the property will warrant further searches such as a British waterways search.

To work out the total cost of searches on a Newmarket house or flat try our conveyancing cost calculator.

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

How long does conveyancing take when buying a leasehold flat in Newmarket?

Over 90% of flats in the UK are leasehold. There are also an estimated 1 million leasehold houses throughout the country. Buying a leasehold flat will usually take more time than a freehold home because there is more to prepare.

Varied factors, such as an absent freeholder or slow receipt of the managing agent information, can lead to serious delays.

Our expert leasehold conveyancing team complete the legal work for 100's of leasehold purchases each month, and our proactive approach can mean faster conveyancing.

Does it take longer to sell a leasehold property?

Yes, compared to freehold conveyancing. The conveyancing for selling a leasehold house or flat usually takes longer.

The buyer's conveyancer will want to see these documents, including management company information. Typically, delays are due to the time required by your lawyer to source this information.

Your solicitor should get this underway as soon as possible, because this paperwork can take a long time to gather if it is difficult to contact the landlord or managing agent or they are slow to respond.

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

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

The conveyancing process for acquiring a new build home in Newmarket .

A solicitor in Newmarket will need to be qualified to handle things like handling reservation fees, confirming right of way over drains and sewers and .

Our award-winning team of new build conveyancing solicitors are experts 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 Newmarket property?

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Newmarket should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

Our conveyancers are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so whether you are you are switching to a lifetime tracker mortgage with the HSBC or to a variable-rate mortgage with the Allied Irish Bank, our remortgage specialists can help.

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