St Ives Cornwall conveyancing FAQs

How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in Cornwall Council?

St Ives Cornwall is situated in Cornwall Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Cornwall Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1181.53
B £1378.45
C £1575.37
D £1772.29
E £2166.13
F £2559.97
G £2953.82
H £3544.58

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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 St Ives Cornwall?

Conveyancing fees include legal fees and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the taxes and additional costs incurred on your behalf, such as Land Registry fees and planning documents. Legal fees are for the work our solicitors carry out for you.

Our solicitor's legal fees for buying or selling a house in St Ives Cornwall are fixed, - for a standard transaction, your fixed fee conveyancing quote will have no sneaky additional fees

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your St Ives Cornwall home move

Our conveyancing fees calculator can give you a comprehensive conveyancing quote including all of the legal costs involved in buying and selling your home.

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I'm purchasing a property in St Ives Cornwall which property searches will I require?

The standard search pack will include:

  • Local Authority Search
  • Regulated Drainage and Water Search
  • Environmental Search
  • Chancel liability insurance

On occasion the results of the standard searches will necessitate specialist searches such as a specialist environmental search.

To work out the cost of searches on a St Ives Cornwall house or flat, try 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 St Ives Cornwall - what do I need to know?

Purchasing a leasehold property in the UK requires a number of extra steps when compared to buying a freehold. The many potential problems awaiting an uninformed purchaser can include legally technical issues like undisclosed major works and leases with fewer than 80 years to run.

A specialist 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 St Ives Cornwall?

The conveyancing process for a leasehold flat is quite a lot more involved than for a freehold property.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in St Ives Cornwall will need to conduct additional work. This can involve collating an up-to-date service charge statement, through to details of any disputes with the current leaseholder.

To help mitigate the delays involved in selling a leasehold house or flat, It is highly recommended that the vendor contact a property lawyer as early as possible.

I am buying a new build property in St Ives Cornwall - what do I need to know?

The legal work for buying a new build in St Ives Cornwall .

A property lawyer in St Ives Cornwall must be able to deal with things like handling equity loan schemes, confirming rights to use pipes and cables (e.g. phone, data, fibre, electricity) and working with warranty providers, including NHBC, Advantage and Capital Warranties.

Our award-winning team of new build solicitors are well versed in representing buyers to achieve a successful transaction 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.

Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my St Ives Cornwall property?

Yes.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good St Ives Cornwall remortgage solicitor might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

Our conveyancers are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so no matter whether you are switching to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Bank of Scotland or to a capped-rate mortgage with the Dudley Building Society, Quittance can help.

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