Totton conveyancing FAQs

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

Totton is situated in New Forest District Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band New Forest District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1129.19
B £1317.38
C £1505.58
D £1693.78
E £2070.18
F £2446.57
G £2822.97
H £3387.56

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Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

Stamp duty calculator

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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 Totton conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Totton carry out the conveyancing on a price per hour basis and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

Quittance's property lawyers work on a fixed legal fee basis, with no nasty surprises. Your quote will explain in detail what you will pay when your house sale or purchase completes.

If, for whatever reason, your house sale or purchase does not go ahead, you will pay no legal fees at all with our No Move, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm buying a property in Totton - what searches do I need?

The standard search pack will include:

  • Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Environmental Search
  • Regulated Water Search
  • Chancel search liability

Occasionally the initial search results will recommend additional searches e.g. a commons registration search.

To find out the cost of searches on a Totton move, use our conveyancing cost calculator.

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

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

Purchasing a leasehold house or flat in the UK can be complicated. The many potential complications awaiting an uninformed buyer can include legally technical issues like unpaid service charges by the existing leaseholder and leases with fewer than 80 years to run.

A good property lawyer 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 Totton?

Conveyancing for a leasehold flat is significantly more protracted in comparison with a freehold house.

Leasehold complexity involves additional legal work on the part of conveyancing solicitors in Totton, including getting all relevant freeholder information, through to a copy of the insurance policy.

To reduce leasehold-related delays, It is recommended that the seller instruct a solicitor as soon as an estate agent is chosen.

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

The conveyancing process for purchasing a new build property in Totton .

A conveyancing solicitor in Totton will need to be qualified to handle things like handling deposits, ensuring that the contract is in the buyer's favour and checking new build warranties with warranty providers such as NHBC, Advantage HCI and Q Assure.

Our award-winning team of new build conveyancing solicitors are well versed in working with buyers towards the best outcome 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.

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

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Totton remortgage solicitor can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

Our conveyancing solicitors are on the panel for all major lenders, so whether you are you are moving to an offset mortgage with the Bank of Scotland or to a capped-rate mortgage with the Chelsea Building Society, Quittance can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender