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The county of Nottinghamshire is in the heart of England and bordered by several counties, including Derbyshire, Leicestershire and South Yorkshire. Its main centre is the city of Nottingham. Other major towns include Mansfield, Newark and Grantham, Retford and Worksop, each with their own commercial and industrial developments.

Within 10 miles of Nottingham centre are several small villages, well-supported by transport links, where families can enjoy rural living.

Popular locations include Southwell, Thurgarton, Newstead and Hickling.

Mainline trains to London stop at Grantham, Newark and Retford and the county is well-served by motorways and trunk roads.

Nottinghamshire conveyancing FAQs

How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in Newark and Sherwood District Council?

Nottinghamshire is situated in Newark and Sherwood District Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band Newark and Sherwood District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1290.63
B £1505.73
C £1720.84
D £1935.94
E £2366.15
F £2796.36
G £3226.57
H £3871.88

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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

Are Nottinghamshire conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Nottinghamshire provide legal services on an hourly basis others work on a fixed fee.

Your solicitor will work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no additional fees hidden in the small print. Your conveyancing quote will set out exactly what the legal fees will be when your move completes.

If, for any reason at all, your move does not go ahead, you will be covered by our No Move, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

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

Searches are detailed questions submitted to a number of authorities by Nottinghamshire 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 Nottinghamshire - what do I need to know?

Purchasing a leasehold house or flat requires a number of extra steps when compared to buying a freehold. The many potential problems lying in wait for an uninformed buyer can include legally technical issues like and unreasonable lease extension premiums.

Your conveyancing 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?

Could the sale of a leasehold property be delayed?

Yes, compared to freehold conveyancing. The conveyancing for selling a leasehold house or flat can take much longer.

The buyer's conveyancer will need to review these documents, including a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property. Typically, delays are due to the time it takes the seller's conveyancer to source this information.

Your conveyancing solicitor should start this process even before you have found a buyer, because this information can take weeks to collect if it is difficult to contact the 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 Nottinghamshire - what do I need to know?

The conveyancing process for acquiring a new build property in Nottinghamshire .

An experienced solicitor in Nottinghamshire must be able to deal with things like checking the suitability of new build insurance, negotiating new build contracts and checking new build warranties with warranty providers such as NHBC, Advantage and BOPAS.

Our specialist team of new build conveyancing solicitors are well versed in representing buyers to achieve the best outcome 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 Nottinghamshire - do I need a solicitor?

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

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Nottinghamshire can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

Our property lawyers are on the panel for all major lenders, so no matter whether you are switching to an interest-only mortgage with Lloyds Bank or to a discounted-rate mortgage with Virgin Money, Quittance can help.

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