Stamford conveyancing FAQs

How much council tax must I pay for a property in South Kesteven?

Stamford is situated in South Kesteven. Council tax bands are:

Band South Kesteven Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1091.82
B £1273.79
C £1455.76
D £1637.73
E £2001.67
F £2365.61
G £2729.55
H £3275.46

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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 Stamford?

Conveyancing fees can be broken down into the solicitor's legal and disbursements.

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

Our fees for buying or selling a house in Stamford are fixed, so for a standard transaction, what you pay is exactly what you see in your quote.

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Stamford property sale or purchase

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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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

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

The standard search pack will include:

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

On occasion the initial search results will recommend specialist searches e.g. a commons registration search.

To work out the total cost of searches on a Stamford house or flat, try our conveyancing 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 Stamford - what do I need to know?

Buying a leasehold property in the UK can be complex. The many potential traps awaiting an uninformed buyer can include legally technical issues like incomplete management company accounts and onerous clauses in the lease.

A good property lawyer 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?

I am selling a leasehold property in Stamford - what do I need to know?

Conveyancing for a leasehold flat or house is much more complicated than for a freehold house.

The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in Stamford must undertake additional tasks, and this could include requesting an up-to-date service charge statement, through to details of historical insurance claims.

To help mitigate the delays involved in selling a leasehold property, It is recommended that the seller instruct a property lawyer as soon as an estate agent is chosen.

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

The conveyancing process for acquiring a new build home in Stamford .

A solicitor in Stamford will need to be qualified to handle things like handling reservation fees, confirming right of way over drains and sewers and .

Our award-winning team of new build conveyancing solicitors are experts 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.

Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Stamford property?

Yes.

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Stamford remortgage solicitor could save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate by completing the conveyancing quickly.

Our conveyancing solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so whether you are you are switching to a fixed-rate mortgage with Barclays Bank or to a discounted-rate mortgage with the Harpenden Building Society, our remortgage team can assist.

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