Tonbridge conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council?

Tonbridge is situated in Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1160.96
B £1354.45
C £1547.95
D £1741.44
E £2128.43
F £2515.41
G £2902.40
H £3482.88

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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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Are Tonbridge conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Tonbridge offer their services on an hourly rate and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

Quittance's conveyancing solicitors work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no sneaky extras. Your conveyancing quote will set out what the legal fees will be when your move completes.

If, for any reason at all, your move does not go ahead, you have the peace of mind of our No Sale, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm purchasing a house in Tonbridge which property searches will I require?

The standard pack includes:

  • Official or Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Residential Environmental Search
  • Regulated Drainage and Water Search
  • Chancel search

Occasionally the location of the property will warrant additional searches , for example a mining search.

To work out how much searches will cost on a Tonbridge move you can use our our online conveyancing costs calculator.

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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 Tonbridge?

Over 90% of flats in the UK are leasehold. Although much less common, there are also around 1 million leasehold houses nationwide. The conveyancing for a leasehold home will usually take more time than a freehold house because there is more to prepare and more technical complexity exists.

Delays in leasehold transactions could include anything from out-of-date contact information for the freeholder to slow receipt of the managing agent information.

Quittance's expert leasehold solicitors look after hundreds of leasehold clients every month. Our proactive approach means fewer obstacles.

Does it take longer to sell a leasehold property?

Yes, compared to freehold conveyancing. Sale conveyancing for a leasehold property can take much longer.

The buyer's solicitor will expect to see these documents, like management company information and an up-to-date statement of service charges. Delays are usually the result of the time needed by the solicitor to get these documents together.

It can take a long time to gather this information if it is difficult to contact the managing agent, so the solicitor ought to start this process even before a sale has been agreed.

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Selling a leasehold flat? What to do before going on the market

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

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Tonbridge remortgage solicitor can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

Our conveyancing solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so no matter whether you are changing to a 95% mortgage with Santander or to a variable-rate mortgage with Virgin Money, Quittance can help.

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