Tenterden conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in Ashford Borough Council?

Tenterden is situated in Ashford Borough Council. Council tax bands are:

Band Ashford Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1116.79
B £1302.92
C £1489.05
D £1675.18
E £2047.44
F £2419.70
G £2791.97
H £3350.36

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How much stamp duty will I have to pay?

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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 Tenterden?

Conveyancing fees are comprised of fees and disbursements.

Disbursements are the costs payable as part of a conveyancing transaction, incurred on behalf of a buyer or seller, for example Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) and local authority searches. Legal fees are for the work our solicitors carry out for you.

Our conveyancing fees for buying or selling a house in Tenterden are fixed, which means that for a standard transaction, what we quote is exactly what you pay

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Tenterden 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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Will I need property searches when buying a property in Tenterden?

Property searches are questions submitted to a number of authorities by Tenterden 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?

How long does conveyancing take when buying a leasehold flat in Tenterden?

The vast majority of flats are leasehold. There are also an estimated 1 million leasehold houses throughout the country. Purchasing a leasehold flat will usually take more time than a freehold home as leasehold transactions involve more work and the landlord or managing agent are involved.

Delays in leasehold transactions could include anything from out-of-date contact information for the freeholder to incomplete service charge accounts.

Quittance's team of leasehold specialists handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month, and our proactive approach can mean faster conveyancing.

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

The legal work for a leasehold flat is quite a lot more complicated than it is for a freehold home.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Tenterden will need to conduct additional legal work, including collating an up-to-date service charge statement, through to a copy of the lease.

To help mitigate the delays involved in selling a leasehold property, It is recommended that the vendor contact a property lawyer as soon as possible.

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

Yes you will need a solicitor to handle the legal side of the remortgage.

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

Our network of solicitors can act for most UK lenders, so whether you are you are moving to an interest-only mortgage with the Halifax or to a variable-rate mortgage with the Darlington Building Society, we can help.

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