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Northam conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in Southampton City Council?

Northam is situated in Southampton City Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Southampton City Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1156.09
B £1348.78
C £1541.46
D £1734.14
E £2119.50
F £2504.87
G £2890.23
H £3468.28

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Are Northam conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Northam carry out the conveyancing on a price per hour basis and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

Our conveyancing solicitors work on a fixed fee basis, with no unexpected 'add-ons'. Your detailed quote will set out what the conveyancing fees and costs will be when your house sale or purchase completes.

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

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I'm buying a property in Northam which property searches will I require?

The standard pack includes:

  • Official or Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Drainage and Water Search
  • Environmental Search
  • Chancel search

Occasionally the solicitor will recommend specialist searches e.g. a British waterways search.

To check how much searches will cost on a Northam purchase, try our conveyancing cost calculator.

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How long does leasehold conveyancing take in Northam?

Almost all flats are leasehold. Although much less common, there are also around 1 million leasehold houses nationwide. Purchasing leasehold property typically takes longer than freehold property as the freeholder and/or managing agent are also involved.

Causes of numerous delays can range from missing leasehold documents to an absent freeholder.

Quittance's expert leasehold solicitors look after hundreds of leasehold clients every month. With specialist expertise there should be far fewer delays.

I am selling a leasehold property in Northam - what do I need to know?

The legal work for a leasehold flat is a great deal more technical in comparison with a freehold house.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Northam will need to conduct additional work, such as obtaining all relevant freeholder information, through to a copy of the buildings insurance for the common parts.

To help mitigate the delays involved in selling a leasehold property, It is recommended that you instruct a conveyancer as soon as is practicable.

I am remortgaging a property in Northam - do I need a solicitor?

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The base rate is now at 0.1% (Jan 2021). A good Northam remortgage solicitor will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

Our network of solicitors can act for most UK lenders, so no matter whether you are changing to an interest-only mortgage with Bradford & Bingley or to a repayment mortgage with the Chelsea Building Society, we can help.

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