Plymstock conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in Plymouth City Council?

Plymstock is situated in Plymouth City Council. Council tax bands are:

Band Plymouth City Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1161.78
B £1355.41
C £1549.04
D £1742.67
E £2129.93
F £2517.19
G £2904.45
H £3485.34

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Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

How much stamp duty will I have to pay?

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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

Are Plymstock conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Plymstock offer services on an hourly rate others work on a fixed fee.

Our expert solicitors work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no additional fees hidden in the small print. Your detailed quote will explain in detail what you will pay when your sale or purchase completes.

If, for any reason at all, your sale or purchase does not go ahead, you have the peace of mind of our No Sale, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm buying a home in Plymstock - which searches will I need?

The search pack for a standard property includes:

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

Sometimes the location of the property will warrant specialist searches e.g. a specialist environmental search.

To find out the price of searches on a Plymstock move you can use our 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 Plymstock?

The vast majority of flats are leasehold. Although much less common, there are also around 1 million leasehold houses nationwide. Buying a leasehold home will usually take more time than freehold property because there is more to prepare and there is greater complexity.

Causes of numerous delays can range from incomplete managing agent information to an unresponsive landlord.

Our expert leasehold conveyancing team complete the legal work for 100's of leasehold purchases each month. With specialist expertise there should be far fewer delays.

Is there anything to be aware of if selling a leasehold property in Plymstock?

The legal work for a leasehold flat (leasehold houses are rare) is quite a lot more difficult than for a freehold property.

The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in Plymstock must undertake additional legal work, such as sourcing an up-to-date service charge statement, through to finding out if there are any payment arrears.

To help mitigate the delays involved in selling a leasehold house or flat, It is strongly advised that the seller instruct a lawyer as soon as possible.

Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Plymstock property?

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

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Plymstock remortgage solicitor should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

Our property solicitors can act for most UK lenders, so whether you are you are moving to a 95% mortgage with the Nationwide Building Society or to a variable-rate mortgage with the Swansea Building Society, Quittance can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender