Stevenage conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in Stevenage Borough Council?

Stevenage is situated in Stevenage Borough Council. Council tax bands are:

Band Stevenage Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1125.95
B £1313.60
C £1501.26
D £1688.92
E £2064.24
F £2439.55
G £2814.87
H £3377.84

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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 Stevenage?

Conveyancing fees will include the conveyancer's legal fees and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the taxes and additional costs incurred on behalf of a buyer or seller, for example Stamp Duty Land Tax and freeholder fees. Legal fees are for the work your solicitor carries out for you.

Your solicitor's legal fees for buying or selling a house in Stevenage are fixed, meaning for a standard transaction, your fixed fee conveyancing quote will have no additional fees

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Stevenage home move

Our online conveyancing fees calculator gives an instant conveyancing quote with a comprehensive list of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Stevenage sale or purchase.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

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

The standard pack includes:

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

Occasionally the location of the property will warrant specialist searches e.g. a specialist environmental search.

To find out how much searches will cost on a Stevenage purchase you can use our our conveyancing 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

Over 90% of flats in the UK are leasehold. Leasehold houses are less common, but there are still an estimated 1 million such properties across the country. Buying a leasehold home will usually take more time than freehold property as the freeholder and/or managing agent are also involved.

Varied factors, such as out-of-date contact information for the freeholder or incomplete managing agent information, can lead to serious delays.

Quittance's expert leasehold solicitors complete the legal work for 100's of leasehold purchases each month, and our proactive approach means delays are less likely to occur.

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

Conveyancing for a leasehold flat or house is quite a lot more complex than for a more straightforward freehold house.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Stevenage must undertake extra work, such as requesting all relevant freeholder information, through to insurance details.

In order to resolve any leasehold difficulties faster, It is highly recommended that the vendor contact a Stevenage conveyancing solicitor as soon as possible.

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

Yes.

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Stevenage remortgage solicitor should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

Our conveyancers are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so no matter whether you are changing to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Bank of Scotland or to a flexible mortgage with the Market Harborough Building Society, we can help.

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