Saltash conveyancing FAQs

How much council tax must I pay for a property in Cornwall Council?

Saltash is situated in Cornwall Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Cornwall Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1181.53
B £1378.45
C £1575.37
D £1772.29
E £2166.13
F £2559.97
G £2953.82
H £3544.58

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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?

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

Conveyancing fees will include the conveyancer's legal fees and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the third-party costs incurred on behalf of a buyer or seller, e.g. HMLR registration fees and property searches. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

Our fees for buying or selling a house in Saltash are fixed, so for a standard conveyancing transaction, what we quote is what you pay

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Saltash move

Our online conveyancing fees calculator gives an instant conveyancing quote with a detailed breakdown of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Saltash sale or purchase.

Calculate my conveyancing fees with our conveyancing fee calculator

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm purchasing a property in Saltash which property searches will I require?

The standard search pack will include:

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

Occasionally the location of the property will warrant further searches such as a mining search.

To work out the price of searches on a Saltash move you can use our our online conveyancing costs 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 Saltash - what do I need to know?

Buying a leasehold house or flat in the UK can be very involved. The many potential traps awaiting the unsuspecting purchaser can include legally technical issues like unpaid service charges by the existing leaseholder and marriage value issues.

A leasehold solicitor 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?

Does the conveyancing for selling leasehold take longer?

Yes, that's correct, it can take much more time to carry out the legal work to sell a leasehold property,compared to the sale of a freehold property.

The buyer's solicitor will want to see these documents, such as three years' filed accounts for the property management. The time required by to source this information is the common cause of such delays.

It can take a long time to gather these details if it is difficult to contact the landlord or managing agent, so the solicitor should get this underway at the earliest opportunity.

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

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

The conveyancing process for buying a new build property in Saltash is more complicated than buying an existing property.

A conveyancer in Saltash will need to be qualified to handle things like advising on mortgage offer flexibility for delayed completion, confirming right of way over drains and sewers and working with warranty providers, including NHBC Buildmark, Advantage HCI and Checkmate.

Our specialist team of new build conveyancing solicitors are highly experienced in helping buyers get 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.

Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Saltash 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 proactive conveyancing solicitor in Saltash can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

Our conveyancers are on the panel for all major lenders, so whether you are you are changing to a variable-rate with Birmingham Midshires or to a two-year discount with the Bank of Ireland, we can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender