Snodland conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council?

Snodland is situated in Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council. Council tax bands are:

Band Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1160.96
B £1354.45
C £1547.95
D £1741.44
E £2128.43
F £2515.41
G £2902.40
H £3482.88

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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?

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

Conveyancing fees are made up of 2 parts: the solicitor's legal and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the third-party costs incurred on behalf of a buyer or seller, such as HMLR registration fees and landlord's notice fees. Legal fees are for the work our solicitors carry out for you.

Our solicitor's legal fees for buying or selling a house in Snodland are fixed, meaning for a standard conveyancing transaction, what you pay is exactly what you see in your quote.

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Snodland 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 Snodland sale or purchase.

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I'm purchasing a home in Snodland - which searches will I need?

The standard pack includes:

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

Occasionally the solicitor will recommend specialist searches , for example an HS2 search.

To check how much searches will cost on a Snodland 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 Snodland - what do I need to know?

is significantly more complex than buying a freehold property. The numerous common problems lying in wait for the unsuspecting purchaser can include legally technical issues like and leases with fewer than 80 years to run.

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?

Does sale conveyancing take longer for leasehold?

Yes. Sale conveyancing for leasehold properties typically takes longer.

The buyer's conveyancer will expect to see these documents, like a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property and an up-to-date statement of service charges. The time it takes your lawyer to get these documents together is commonly the source of delays.

Your solicitor should commence this as soon as possible, because these details can take a long time to gather if the agent responsible for managing the property is slow or difficult to contact.

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

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

The conveyancing for purchasing a new build in Snodland can be complicated compared to other types of conveyancing.

A conveyancing solicitor in Snodland will need to be qualified to handle things like dealing with failures to arrange warranty provider inspections, administering Help to Buy purchases and checking new build warranties with warranty providers such as NHBC, Advantage and BOPAS.

Our award-winning team of new build conveyancers are highly experienced in working with buyers towards 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 Snodland - do I need a solicitor?

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

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Snodland remortgage solicitor should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

Our conveyancing team are on the panel for all major lenders, so no matter whether you are changing to an interest-only mortgage with the Bank of Scotland or to a long-term fixed mortgage with the Leeds Building Society, we can assist.

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