Ramsgate conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in Thanet District Council?

Ramsgate is situated in Thanet District Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Thanet District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1166.16
B £1360.52
C £1554.88
D £1749.24
E £2137.96
F £2526.68
G £2915.40
H £3498.48

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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

Are Ramsgate conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Ramsgate offer services on an hourly basis others work on a fixed fee.

Our conveyancing solicitors work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no unexpected 'add-ons'. Your quote will explain in detail what the fees and disbursements will be when your move completes.

If, for any reason at all, your move does not go ahead, you will pay no legal fees at all with our No Sale, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm purchasing a house in Ramsgate - what searches do I need?

The search pack for a standard property includes:

  • Local Authority Search
  • Regulated Drainage and Water Search
  • Residential Environmental Search
  • Chancel liability insurance

Sometimes the initial search results will recommend further searches e.g. a radon gas search.

To find out the price of searches on a Ramsgate property, try our 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 Ramsgate?

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 flat typically takes longer than a freehold property as the landlord or managing agent are involved.

Examples of delays might include anything from missing leasehold documents to absent freeholders.

Our specialist leasehold solicitor team complete the legal work for 100's of leasehold purchases each month, and our proactive approach means delays are less likely to occur.

Could the sale of a leasehold property be delayed?

Yes, it can take much more time to carry out the legal work to sell a leasehold house or flat,compared to the sale of a freehold property.

The buyer's conveyancer will expect to see these documents, like a copy of the freehold property's buildings insurance and details of any breaches by other leaseholders. The time needed by to source this information is the common cause of such delays.

The solicitor should get this underway even before a sale has been agreed, because the managing agent's information can take weeks to collect if it is difficult to contact the agent responsible for managing the property.

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

I am remortgaging a property in Ramsgate - 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 Ramsgate will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

Our conveyancing team are on the panel for all major lenders, so whether you are you are changing to a 100% mortgage with Lloyds Bank or to a two-year discount with the Darlington Building Society, we can assist.

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