Swanley conveyancing FAQs

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

Swanley is situated in Sevenoaks District Council. Council tax bands are:

Band Sevenoaks District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1183.90
B £1381.22
C £1578.53
D £1775.85
E £2170.48
F £2565.12
G £2959.75
H £3551.70

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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?

How much are conveyancing fees for buying or selling a home in Swanley?

Conveyancing fees are made up of 2 parts: the conveyancer's legal fees and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the extra third-party costs paid out on your behalf, such as Stamp Duty Land Tax and land charges. Legal fees are for the solicitor's legal work.

Our fees for buying or selling a house in Swanley are fixed, which means that what you pay is exactly what you see in your quote.

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Swanley property sale or purchase

Our online 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?

Will I need property searches when buying a property in Swanley?

Conveyancing searches are detailed enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Swanley conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. Mortgage lenders also usually require conveyancing searches to be purchased.

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

I am buying a leasehold property in Swanley - what do I need to know?

can be very involved. The many potential problems awaiting the unsuspecting purchaser can include legally technical issues like unreasonable managing agent fees and onerous clauses in the lease.

An experienced leasehold conveyancer 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 Swanley - what do I need to know?

Conveyancing for a leasehold flat is significantly more involved than for a freehold property.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Swanley will usually undertake extra work, which could include sourcing the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to a copy of the insurance policy.

In order to resolve any leasehold problems faster, It is highly recommended that you instruct a lawyer as soon as possible.

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

Yes.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Swanley should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

Our property lawyers are on the panel for all major lenders, so no matter whether you are changing to a lifetime tracker mortgage with Barclays Bank or to a flexible mortgage with the Hinckley and Rugby Building Society, our remortgage team can assist.

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