Sidmouth conveyancing FAQs

How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in East Devon Council?

Sidmouth is situated in East Devon Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band East Devon Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1203.51
B £1404.10
C £1604.68
D £1805.27
E £2206.44
F £2607.61
G £3008.78
H £3610.54

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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 Sidmouth conveyancing fees fixed?

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

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

If, for whatever reason, your property sale or purchase does not go ahead, you have the peace of mind of our No Sale, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm purchasing a house in Sidmouth - which searches will I need?

The search pack for a standard property includes:

  • Official or Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Environmental Search
  • Regulated Drainage and Water Search
  • Chancel liability insurance (if required)

Occasionally the solicitor will recommend additional searches , for example a transport search.

To see the price of searches on a Sidmouth property, try 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 Sidmouth - what do I need to know?

Purchasing a leasehold flat in the UK is significantly more complex than buying a freehold property. The many potential complications awaiting the unsuspecting buyer can include legally technical issues like and onerous clauses in the lease.

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?

I am selling a leasehold property in Sidmouth - what do I need to know?

The conveyancing process for a leasehold property is significantly more specialised than for a freehold property.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Sidmouth will need to conduct additional legal work. This can involve getting all relevant freeholder information, through to a copy of the buildings insurance for the common parts.

In order to resolve any leasehold difficulties faster, It is highly recommended that the seller instruct a lawyer as soon as possible.

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

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Sidmouth remortgage solicitor might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

Quittance's solicitors can act for most UK lenders, so no matter whether you are switching to a variable-rate with Lloyds Bank or to a flexible mortgage with the Market Harborough Building Society, our remortgage specialists can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender