Southwick conveyancing FAQs

How much council tax must I pay for a property in Adur District Council?

Southwick is situated in Adur District Council. Council tax bands are:

Band Adur District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1195.89
B £1395.20
C £1594.52
D £1793.83
E £2192.46
F £2591.09
G £2989.72
H £3587.66

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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 Southwick conveyancing fees fixed?

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

Your expert solicitor will work on a fixed legal fee basis, with no sneaky extras. Your detailed quote will set out exactly what the legal fees will be 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 our No Sale, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm buying a house in Southwick which property searches will I require?

The standard search pack will include:

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

Occasionally the solicitor will advise specialist searches , for example a search.

To work out the cost of searches on a Southwick house or flat, try our calculator.

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What are conveyancing searches when buying a home and do I need them?

How long does the conveyancing on a leasehold property take

The vast majority of flats are leasehold. Leasehold houses are less common, but there are still an estimated 1 million such properties across the country. Buying a leasehold home can take weeks longer than freehold property because leasehold transactions involve more work.

Examples of delays might include anything from missing leasehold documents to an unresponsive landlord.

Quittance's expert leasehold solicitors complete the legal work for 100's of leasehold purchases each month. Our proactive approach means fewer obstacles.

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

The conveyancing process for a leasehold flat or house is a great deal more time-consuming than for a freehold house.

Leasehold complexity involves additional legal work on the part of conveyancing solicitors in Southwick. This can involve obtaining the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to ascertaining if any excess payments are anticipated.

To help mitigate the delays involved in selling a leasehold house or flat, It is strongly advised that the seller instruct a Southwick conveyancing solicitor as soon as possible.

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

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

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Southwick can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

A network of solicitors acting for all major lenders - so whether you are you are moving to a 100% mortgage with RBS or to a discounted-rate mortgage with the Furness Building Society, we can assist.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender