Retford conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in Bassetlaw District Council?

Retford is situated in Bassetlaw District Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Bassetlaw District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1261.71
B £1472.00
C £1682.28
D £1892.57
E £2313.14
F £2733.71
G £3154.28
H £3785.14

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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

How much are conveyancing fees for buying or selling a home in Retford?

Conveyancing fees are made up of 2 parts: legal fees and disbursements.

Disbursements are the costs payable as part of a conveyancing transaction, incurred on behalf of a buyer or seller, for example Land Registry fees or searches. Legal fees are for the work our solicitors carry out for you.

Our legal fees for buying or selling a house in Retford are fixed, - what we quote is exactly what you pay

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Retford home move

Our online conveyancing fees calculator gives you a detailed fixed fee quote with a detailed breakdown of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Retford sale or purchase.

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I'm buying a house in Retford - what searches do I need?

The search pack for a standard property includes:

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

Sometimes the results of the standard searches will necessitate specialist searches such as a radon gas search.

To see the cost of searches on a Retford move use our conveyancing cost 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 Retford - what do I need to know?

Buying a leasehold flat in the UK is significantly more complex than buying a freehold property. The many potential problems awaiting an uninformed purchaser can include legally technical issues like unreasonable managing agent fees and unfair clauses in the lease.

An experienced leasehold conveyancer 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?

What do I need to know if selling a leasehold property in Retford?

The legal work for a leasehold flat or house is much more complicated than for a freehold property.

The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in Retford will usually undertake additional legal work, such as getting an up-to-date service charge statement, through to looking into potential forfeiture proceedings.

To reduce leasehold-related delays, It is strongly advised that the seller instruct a Retford conveyancing solicitor as soon as the decision is made to sell.

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

The legal work for buying a new build home in Retford .

A good solicitor in Retford must be able to deal with things like squaring developer incentives with lenders, working to builders' exchange timelines and checking new build warranties with warranty providers, including NHBC, Advantage and Castle.

Our specialist team of new build conveyancing solicitors are experts in representing buyers to achieve the best 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 Retford - do I need a solicitor?

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

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Retford will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

Our property solicitors are on the panel for all major lenders, so no matter whether you are switching to a 95% mortgage with the Nationwide Building Society or to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Hinckley and Rugby Building Society, our remortgage team can assist.

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