Sleaford conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in North Kesteven District Council?

Sleaford is situated in North Kesteven District Council. Council tax bands are:

Band North Kesteven District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1129.38
B £1317.61
C £1505.84
D £1694.07
E £2070.53
F £2446.99
G £2823.45
H £3388.14

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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 Sleaford?

Conveyancing fees are made up of 2 parts: legal fees and disbursements.

Disbursements are the costs payable as part of a conveyancing transaction, incurred on behalf of a buyer or seller, for example Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) or ground rent service charges. Legal fees are for the work our solicitors carry out for you.

Our legal fees for buying or selling a house in Sleaford are fixed, which means that your fixed fee conveyancing quote will have no nasty surprises

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Sleaford home move

Our online conveyancing fees calculator gives you a detailed fixed fee quote including all of the legal costs involved in buying and selling your home.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm buying a home in Sleaford - which searches will I need?

The search pack for a standard property includes:

  • Local Authority Search
  • Drainage and Water Search
  • Residential Environmental Search
  • Chancel search liability

Sometimes the location of the property will warrant further searches , for example a flood search.

To see the cost of searches on a Sleaford move, try 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 Sleaford - what do I need to know?

Buying a leasehold flat in the UK can be complicated. The many potential traps awaiting the unsuspecting purchaser can include legally technical issues like and freeholds sold without first refusal to leaseholders.

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?

Is there anything to be aware of if selling a leasehold property in Sleaford?

The legal work for a leasehold flat (leasehold houses are not common) is significantly more protracted than for a freehold property.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Sleaford will usually undertake additional tasks, for example requesting an up-to-date service charge statement, through to ascertaining if a license to assign is required.

So as to resolve any leasehold-related problems sooner, It is highly recommended that you instruct a conveyancer as early in the process as possible, and preferably before marketing the property,.

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

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Sleaford remortgage solicitor will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

Quittance's solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so whether you are you are switching to a flexible mortgage with Santander or to a joint mortgage with the Allied Irish Bank, we can help.

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