Sittingbourne conveyancing FAQs
What are the Council Tax bands in Swale Borough Council in 2021?
Sittingbourne is situated in Swale Borough Council. Council tax bands are as follows:
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Are Sittingbourne conveyancing fees fixed?
Some conveyancing solicitors in Sittingbourne offer their services on an hourly rate others work on a fixed fee.
Your property lawyer will work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no sneaky extras. Your conveyancing quote will explain in detail what you will pay when your property transaction completes.
If, for any reason at all, your property transaction does not go ahead, you have the peace of mind of a No Move, No Fee guarantee.
I'm purchasing a home in Sittingbourne which property searches will I require?
The standard pack includes:
- Official or Regulated Local Authority Search
- Regulated Drainage and Water Search
- Environmental Search
- Chancel liability insurance
Sometimes the location of the property will warrant specialist searches such as a mining search.
To work out the price of searches on a Sittingbourne property use our online conveyancing costs calculator.
I am buying a leasehold property in Sittingbourne - what do I need to know?
Purchasing a leasehold house or flat in the UK can be complicated. The many potential traps lying in wait for the unsuspecting buyer can include legally technical issues like overpriced managing agent packs and onerous covenants.
Your solicitor will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.
Does a leasehold property take longer to sell?
Yes. The legal work for selling a leasehold property can be seriously delayed.
The solicitor acting for the buyer will expect to see several leasehold-related documents, like a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property and details of any breaches by other leaseholders. Delays are usually the result of the time needed by your lawyer to source this information.
Your conveyancing solicitor should get this underway even before a sale has been agreed, because the managing agent's information can take a long time to gather if it is difficult to contact the managing agent.
I am buying a new build property in Sittingbourne - what do I need to know?
Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Sittingbourne property?
Yes you will need a solicitor to handle the legal side of the remortgage.
The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.1% (Jan 2021). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Sittingbourne can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.
Conveyancers 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.
Can Quittance help with the conveyancing for transferring equity in my Sittingbourne property?
If you plan to carry out a transfer of equity on your property, Quittance can help. Whether you are adding a spouse to the property deeds, gifting a property to a child or relative, or need to remove an ex-partner, our conveyancing panel can handle the legal work. If you are also remortgaging, our solicitor panel can also include this in your fixed-fee quote.
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If you are buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity in a property in Sittingbourne, we can help you find an expert conveyancing solicitor.
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- How do I speed up the conveyancing process?
- How much Stamp Duty (SDLT) will I need to pay in 2021?
- Why do I need to check my conveyancer's lender panel status before instructing?
- What do buyers need to know about conveyancing in 2021?
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