Sheerness conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in Swale Borough Council?

Sheerness is situated in Swale Borough Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Swale Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1118.09
B £1304.43
C £1490.78
D £1677.13
E £2049.83
F £2422.52
G £2795.22
H £3354.26

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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?

Are Sheerness conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Sheerness offer services on an hourly rate others work on a fixed fee.

Our panel of property lawyers work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no hidden fees. Your quote will set out exactly what the conveyancing fees and costs will be when your house sale or purchase completes.

If, for whatever reason, your house 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?

I'm buying a property in Sheerness which property searches will I require?

The standard search pack will include:

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

Occasionally the initial search results will recommend specialist searches , for example a transport search.

To check how much searches will cost on a Sheerness property use our 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 Sheerness - what do I need to know?

Purchasing a leasehold house or flat can be complex when compared to purchasing a freehold. The numerous common problems lying in wait for an uninformed purchaser can include legally technical issues like sinking fund issues and freeholds sold without first refusal to leaseholders.

A specialist 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?

Could the sale of a leasehold property be delayed?

Yes. The conveyancing for selling leasehold houses or flats can take much longer.

The buyer's conveyancer must review several leasehold-related documents, such as three years' filed accounts for the property management. The time required by the seller's conveyancer to gather this paperwork is usually the cause of these delays.

It can take a long time to gather these details if it is difficult to contact the agent responsible for managing the property or they are slow to respond, so your conveyancing solicitor should start this process even before a sale has been agreed.

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

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

The legal work for buying a new build home in Sheerness .

A good solicitor in Sheerness must be able to deal with things like squaring developer incentives with lenders, working to builders' exchange timelines and checking new build warranties with warranty providers, including NHBC, Advantage and Castle.

Our specialist team of new build conveyancing solicitors are experts in representing buyers to achieve 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.

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

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 good Sheerness 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 95% mortgage with the Halifax or to a flexible mortgage with Birmingham Midshires, our remortgage specialists can help.

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