Sevenoaks conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in Sevenoaks District Council?

Sevenoaks is situated in Sevenoaks District Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band Sevenoaks District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1183.90
B £1381.22
C £1578.53
D £1775.85
E £2170.48
F £2565.12
G £2959.75
H £3551.70

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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?

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

Conveyancing fees include the solicitor's legal and disbursements.

Disbursements are the third-party costs incurred on your behalf, such as HM Land Registry fees or property searches. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

Our conveyancing fees for buying or selling a house in Sevenoaks are fixed, so what you pay is exactly what you see in your quote.

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Sevenoaks property sale or purchase

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

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

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

Property searches are detailed enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Sevenoaks 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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What are conveyancing searches when buying a home and do I need them?

I am buying a leasehold property in Sevenoaks - what do I need to know?

Buying a leasehold property in England or Wales requires a number of extra steps when compared to buying a freehold. The many potential problems awaiting the unsuspecting purchaser can include legally technical issues like incomplete management company accounts and onerous clauses in the lease.

Your 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?

Could the sale of a leasehold property be delayed?

Compared to freehold property, yes. The legal work for selling leasehold houses or flats typically takes longer.

The buyer's solicitor will want to see this leasehold-related paperwork, including management company information. The time required by your lawyer to source this information is usually the cause of these delays.

It can take a long time to gather this paperwork if the managing agent is slow or difficult to contact, so your lawyer should start this process even before you have found a buyer.

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

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

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

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Sevenoaks remortgage solicitor can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

Our property solicitors can act for most UK lenders, so no matter whether you are switching to a lifetime tracker mortgage with the HSBC or to a repayment mortgage with the Market Harborough Building Society, our remortgage team can assist.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender