Spennymoor conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in Durham County Council?

Spennymoor is situated in Durham County Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Durham County Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1258.30
B £1468.02
C £1677.73
D £1887.45
E £2306.88
F £2726.32
G £3145.75
H £3774.90

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Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

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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 Spennymoor conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Spennymoor provide legal services on an hourly basis and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

Quittance's solicitors work on a fixed legal fee basis, with no hidden fees. Your conveyancing quote will explain in detail what the fees and disbursements will be when your home sale or purchase completes.

If, for whatever reason, your home sale or purchase does not go ahead, you will pay no legal fees at all with our No Move, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm buying a house in Spennymoor - what searches do I need?

The standard search pack will include:

  • Official or Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Water search
  • Environmental Search
  • Chancel search

Sometimes the solicitor will recommend specialist searches such as a radon gas search.

To work out the total cost of searches on a Spennymoor move you can use our our online conveyancing costs 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 Spennymoor - what do I need to know?

Purchasing a leasehold house or flat can be complex when compared to purchasing a freehold. The numerous common problems lying in wait for an uninformed buyer can include legally technical issues like unpaid service charges by the existing leaseholder and leases with fewer than 80 years to run.

Your conveyancing 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 Spennymoor?

Conveyancing for a leasehold property is a great deal more specialised compared to a freehold house.

Leasehold complexity involves extra work on the part of conveyancing solicitors in Spennymoor. This can involve getting the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to details of historical insurance claims.

In order to resolve any leasehold problems faster, It is highly recommended that the vendor contact a lawyer as soon as is practicable.

I am remortgaging a property in Spennymoor - 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 Spennymoor 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.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender