Truro conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in Cornwall Council?

Truro is situated in Cornwall Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band Cornwall Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1181.53
B £1378.45
C £1575.37
D £1772.29
E £2166.13
F £2559.97
G £2953.82
H £3544.58

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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 Truro conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Truro offer services on a price per hour basis and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

Our panel of expert solicitors work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no hidden fees. Your detailed quote will set out what the fees and disbursements will be when your home sale or purchase completes.

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

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm purchasing a house in Truro - what searches do I need?

The search pack for a standard property includes:

  • Local Authority Search
  • Residential Environmental Search
  • Water search
  • Chancel search

On occasion the location of the property will warrant additional searches , for example a radon gas search.

To find out how much searches will cost on a Truro house or flat you can use our our conveyancing cost 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 Truro?

The vast majority of flats are leasehold. Leasehold houses are less common, but there are still an estimated 1 million such properties across the country. Purchasing a leasehold flat can take weeks longer than freehold property because there is more work involved and the freeholder and/or managing agent are also involved.

Examples of delays might include anything from incomplete service charge accounts to uncontactable landlords.

Quittance's team of leasehold specialists complete the legal work for 100's of leasehold purchases each month. With specialist expertise there should be far fewer delays.

Is there anything to be aware of if selling a leasehold property in Truro?

The conveyancing process for a leasehold property is a great deal more technical in comparison with a freehold house.

Leasehold complexity involves extra work on the part of conveyancing solicitors in Truro, such as requesting all relevant freeholder information, through to ascertaining if any excess payments are anticipated.

To reduce leasehold-related delays, It is recommended that the vendor contact a Truro conveyancing solicitor as soon as possible.

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

The legal work for purchasing a new build home in Truro can be complicated compared to other types of conveyancing.

An experienced solicitor in Truro must be able to deal with things like investigating developer incentives, confirming building regulation compliance and registering ownership with warranty providers, including NHBC, Advantage HCI and Foundation.

Our specialist team of new build solicitors are well versed in helping buyers get the best possible outcome and working to tight developer deadlines.

Read more:

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 Truro property?

Yes.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Truro remortgage solicitor will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

Our property lawyers are on the panel for all major lenders, so no matter whether you are moving to a fixed-rate mortgage with Britannia or to a flexible mortgage with the Allied Irish Bank, our remortgage team can assist.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender