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Sandown conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in Isle of Wight Council?

Sandown is situated in Isle of Wight Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band Isle of Wight Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1204.46
B £1405.20
C £1605.95
D £1806.69
E £2208.18
F £2609.66
G £3011.15
H £3613.38

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Are Sandown conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Sandown offer services on a price per hour basis others work on a fixed fee.

Quittance's conveyancing solicitors work on a fixed legal fee basis, with no nasty surprises. Your conveyancing quote will explain in detail what you will pay when your move completes.

If, for whatever reason, your move does not go ahead, you are covered by our No Move, No Fee guarantee.

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Will I need property searches when buying a property in Sandown?

Property searches are enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Sandown 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 leasehold conveyancing take?

Over 90% of flats in the UK are leasehold. Although much less common, there are also around 1 million leasehold houses nationwide. Purchasing a leasehold flat can take weeks longer than a freehold property as there is greater complexity.

Examples of delays might include anything from incomplete service charge accounts to uncontactable landlords.

Our specialist leasehold solicitor team look after hundreds of leasehold clients every month. With specialist expertise there should be far fewer delays.

Does sale conveyancing take longer for leasehold?

Compared to freehold property, yes. The conveyancing for selling leasehold houses or flats can be seriously delayed.

The solicitor acting for the buyer must review these documents, including a copy of the freehold property's buildings insurance. The time needed by the seller's conveyancer to get these documents together is commonly the source of delays.

Your lawyer should start this process even before a sale has been agreed, as this paperwork can take weeks to collect if the managing agent is slow or difficult to contact.

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

I am remortgaging a property in Sandown - do I need a solicitor?


The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.1% (Jan 2021). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Sandown could save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate by completing the conveyancing quickly.

Our property solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so whether you are you are moving to a fixed-rate mortgage with the NatWest or to a two-year discount with the Chelsea Building Society, our remortgage team can assist.

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