Saffron Walden conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in Uttlesford District Council?

Saffron Walden is situated in Uttlesford District Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band Uttlesford District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1130.33
B £1318.71
C £1507.10
D £1695.49
E £2072.27
F £2449.04
G £2825.82
H £3390.98

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

Conveyancing fees are comprised of fees and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the third-party costs paid out on your behalf, e.g. HMLR fees and landlord fees. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

Your solicitor's legal fees for buying or selling a house in Saffron Walden are fixed, which means that for a standard conveyancing transaction, your fixed fee conveyancing quote will have no hidden extras

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Our conveyancing fees calculator can give you a comprehensive conveyancing quote with a detailed breakdown of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Saffron Walden sale or purchase.

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Will I need property searches when buying a property in Saffron Walden?

Searches are questions submitted to a number of authorities by Saffron Walden conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. Lenders also usually require conveyancing searches to be purchased.

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How long does the conveyancing on a leasehold property take

Almost every flat in the UK is leasehold. There are also an estimated 1 million leasehold houses throughout the country. The legal work for leasehold property can take weeks longer than a freehold property because there is more work involved and more technical complexity exists.

Examples of delays might include anything from incomplete managing agent information to absent freeholders.

Quittance's team of leasehold specialists complete the legal work for 100's of leasehold purchases each month. Our proactive approach means fewer obstacles.

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

Conveyancing for a leasehold property is much more specialised than for a freehold property.

Leasehold complexity involves additional legal work on the part of conveyancing solicitors in Saffron Walden, such as requesting an up-to-date service charge statement, through to a copy of the insurance policy.

In order to resolve any leasehold problems faster, It is recommended that the seller instruct a solicitor as soon as is practicable.

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

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Saffron Walden should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

Quittance's solicitors can act for most UK lenders, so whether you are you are switching to a tracker with Bradford & Bingley or to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Dudley Building Society, we can help.

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