Salisbury conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in Wiltshire Council?

Salisbury is situated in Wiltshire Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Wiltshire Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1185.29
B £1382.84
C £1580.39
D £1777.94
E £2173.04
F £2568.14
G £2963.23
H £3555.88

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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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Read more about stamp duty:

What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

Are Salisbury conveyancing fees fixed?

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

Our property lawyers work on a fixed fee basis, with no unexpected 'add-ons'. Your quote will set out exactly what the conveyancing fees and costs will be when your property sale or purchase completes.

If, for whatever reason, your property sale or purchase does not go ahead, you will be covered by our No Move, 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 Salisbury?

Searches are enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Salisbury 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 the conveyancing on a leasehold property take

The vast majority of flats are leasehold. The conveyancing for a leasehold home can take weeks longer than a freehold house as the freeholder and/or managing agent are also involved.

Examples of delays might include anything from incomplete managing agent information to an unresponsive landlord.

Our expert leasehold conveyancing team look after hundreds of leasehold clients every month. Our proactive approach means fewer obstacles.

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

Conveyancing for a leasehold flat (houses are rarely leasehold) is significantly more specialised than for a more straightforward freehold house.

The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in Salisbury will need to conduct additional work, including sourcing all relevant freeholder information, through to details of any disputes with the current leaseholder.

In order to resolve any leasehold delays faster, It is strongly advised that the seller instruct a conveyancer as soon as is practicable.

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

The legal work for purchasing a new build home in Salisbury is more complicated than buying an existing property.

Your solicitor in Salisbury must be able to deal with things like handling the uncertainties of buying off plan, administering Help to Buy purchases and registering ownership with warranty providers such as NHBC, Advantage HCI and Foundation.

Our highly experienced team of new build solicitors are highly experienced in working with buyers towards a stress free move 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 Salisbury - 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 good Salisbury remortgage solicitor should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

Our conveyancing team are on the panel for all major lenders, so no matter whether you are changing to an interest-only mortgage with the Bank of Scotland or to a long-term fixed mortgage with the Leeds Building Society, we can assist.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender