Okehampton conveyancing FAQs

How much council tax must I pay for a property in West Devon Borough Council?

Okehampton is situated in West Devon Borough Council. Council tax bands are:

Band West Devon Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1264.15
B £1474.85
C £1685.54
D £1896.23
E £2317.61
F £2739.00
G £3160.38
H £3792.46

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Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

Stamp duty calculator

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Read more about stamp duty:

What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

Are Okehampton conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Okehampton provide legal services on a price per hour basis others work on a fixed fee.

Quittance's conveyancing solicitors work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no hidden fees. Your detailed quote will explain in detail what the fees and disbursements will be when your home sale or purchase goes through.

If, for any reason at all, your home sale or purchase does not go ahead, you are covered by our No Move, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

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

The standard search pack will include:

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

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

To work out the price of searches on a Okehampton move you can use our our conveyancing calculator.

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

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

Purchasing a leasehold house or flat can be complex. The numerous common problems awaiting the unsuspecting buyer can include legally technical issues like incomplete management company accounts and freeholds sold without first refusal to leaseholders.

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 the conveyancing for selling leasehold take longer?

Yes, compared to freehold conveyancing. The conveyancing for selling a leasehold property can be seriously delayed.

The solicitor acting for the buyer will want to see this leasehold-related paperwork, like a copy of the freehold property's buildings insurance and a current statement of service charges. The time required by to gather this paperwork is commonly the source of delays.

It can take a long time to gather this paperwork if the managing agent is slow or difficult to contact, so your lawyer ought to start this process at the earliest opportunity.

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

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

The conveyancing for buying a new build home in Okehampton can be complicated compared to other types of conveyancing.

Your solicitor in Okehampton will need to be qualified to handle things like handling unreasonable delays, spotting incomplete agreements for roads and sewers and .

Our specialist team of new build solicitors are highly experienced in working with buyers towards a stress free move 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.

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

Yes.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Okehampton remortgage solicitor will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

Our property lawyers are on the panel for all major lenders, so no matter whether you are changing to an offset mortgage with the Bank of Scotland or to a long-term fixed mortgage with the Dudley Building Society, we can assist.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender