Swanscombe conveyancing FAQs

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

Swanscombe is situated in Dartford Borough Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band Dartford Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1125.71
B £1313.33
C £1500.95
D £1688.57
E £2063.81
F £2439.05
G £2814.28
H £3377.14

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Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

How much stamp duty will I have to pay?

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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 Swanscombe conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Swanscombe carry out the conveyancing on an hourly basis others work on a fixed fee.

Quittance's expert solicitors work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no unexpected 'add-ons'. Your conveyancing quote will explain what the legal fees will be when your house sale or purchase completes.

If, for any reason at all, your house sale or purchase does not go ahead, you are covered by our No Move, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

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

Property searches are enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Swanscombe conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. 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 Swanscombe - what do I need to know?

Buying a leasehold house or flat in the UK can be complex. The many potential complications lying in wait for an uninformed purchaser can include legally technical issues like undisclosed major works and onerous covenants.

A 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 Swanscombe?

The conveyancing process for a leasehold property is much more complicated than for a freehold property.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Swanscombe will usually undertake extra work, and this could include sourcing an up-to-date service charge statement, through to details of historical insurance claims.

So as to resolve any leasehold-related difficulties sooner, It is strongly advised that you instruct a lawyer as soon as the decision is made to sell.

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

The legal work for buying a new build property in Swanscombe .

An experienced solicitor in Swanscombe will need to be qualified to handle things like dealing with delays associated with off-plan, handling withdrawal under the Consumer Code for Housebuilders and checking new build warranties with warranty providers such as NHBC Buildmark, Advantage HCI and BOPAS.

Our specialist team of new build solicitors are well versed in helping buyers get a stress free move 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.

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

Yes.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Swanscombe could save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate by completing the conveyancing quickly.

Our conveyancing team are on the panel for all major lenders, so whether you are you are switching to an offset mortgage with the NatWest or to a discounted-rate mortgage with Virgin Money, we can assist.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender