Petersfield conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in South Holland?

Petersfield is situated in South Holland. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band South Holland Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1103.71
B £1287.67
C £1471.62
D £1655.57
E £2023.47
F £2391.38
G £2759.28
H £3311.14

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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

Are Petersfield conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Petersfield offer services on an hourly basis and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

Your property lawyer will work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no unexpected 'add-ons'. Your quote will set out exactly what the fees and disbursements will be when your move completes.

If, for whatever reason, your move does not go ahead, you will be covered by our No Sale, 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 Petersfield?

Searches are enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Petersfield 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?

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

Over 90% of flats in the UK are leasehold. Although much less common, there are also around 1 million leasehold houses nationwide. The conveyancing for a leasehold home will usually take more time than a freehold house because there is more to prepare and more technical complexity exists.

Delays in leasehold transactions could include anything from out-of-date contact information for the freeholder to slow receipt of the managing agent information.

Quittance's expert leasehold solicitors look after hundreds of leasehold clients every month. Our proactive approach means fewer obstacles.

Does sale conveyancing take longer for leasehold?

Yes, compared to freehold conveyancing. The conveyancing for selling leasehold properties can result in long delays.

The solicitor acting for the buyer will want to see several leasehold-related documents. These could include an up-to-date statement of service charges and management company information. Delays are usually caused by the time required by your lawyer to source this information.

Your lawyer ought to start this process even before you have found a buyer, as the managing agent's information could take several weeks to collect if it is difficult to contact the agent responsible for managing the property 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 Petersfield - what do I need to know?

The conveyancing process for purchasing a new build home in Petersfield .

An experienced solicitor in Petersfield must be able to deal with things like dealing with lender conditions, dealing with incomplete service connection agreements and working with warranty providers, including NHBC, Advantage HCI and CRL.

Our award-winning team of new build solicitors are highly experienced in representing buyers to achieve the best possible 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.

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

Yes.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Petersfield might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

Conveyancing solicitors on the panel for every major lender - so no matter whether you are switching to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Halifax or to a repayment mortgage with the Allied Irish Bank, we can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender