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Southsea conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in Portsmouth City Council?

Southsea is situated in Portsmouth City Council. Council tax bands are:

Band Portsmouth City Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1053.21
B £1228.74
C £1404.28
D £1579.81
E £1930.88
F £2281.95
G £2633.02
H £3159.62

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

Conveyancing fees are comprised of the solicitor's legal 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) and ground rent service charges. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

Our fees for buying or selling a house in Southsea are fixed, so what we quote is exactly what you pay

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Southsea property sale or purchase

Our conveyancing fees calculator gives an instant conveyancing quote with a detailed breakdown of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Southsea sale or purchase.

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

The standard search pack will include:

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

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

To see how much searches will cost on a Southsea property, use our calculator.

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How long does leasehold conveyancing take?

Almost every flat in the UK is leasehold. The conveyancing for a leasehold flat can take weeks more to complete than a freehold property because there is more work involved and the landlord or managing agent are involved.

Examples of delays might include anything from slow receipt of the managing agent information to an absent freeholder.

Quittance's expert leasehold solicitors look after hundreds of leasehold clients every month, and our proactive approach means delays are less likely to occur.

What do I need to know if selling a leasehold property in Southsea?

The legal work for a leasehold property is much more complex than for a freehold property.

The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in Southsea must carry out extra work, which could include getting an up-to-date service charge statement, through to insurance details.

To help mitigate the delays involved in selling a leasehold property, It is strongly advised that the vendor contact a property lawyer as soon as an estate agent is chosen.

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


The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.1% (Jul 2020). A good Southsea remortgage solicitor might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

Our property lawyers are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so no matter whether you are changing to a tracker with RBS or to a flexible mortgage with the Swansea Building Society, our remortgage specialists can help.

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