Wallingford conveyancing FAQs

How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in South Oxfordshire District Council?

Wallingford is situated in South Oxfordshire District Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band South Oxfordshire District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1207.55
B £1408.81
C £1610.07
D £1811.33
E £2213.85
F £2616.37
G £3018.88
H £3622.66

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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

Can I claim stamp duty relief as a first time buyer?

Are Wallingford conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Wallingford provide legal services on an hourly basis others work on a fixed fee.

Your conveyancing solicitor will work on a fixed legal fee basis, with no nasty surprises. Your conveyancing quote will set out exactly what the legal fees will be when your home sale or purchase goes through.

If, for whatever reason, your home sale or purchase 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?

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

Searches are questions submitted to a number of authorities by Wallingford 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 Wallingford?

Almost all flats are leasehold. There are also an estimated 1 million leasehold houses throughout the country. The legal work for a leasehold property can take weeks longer than a freehold property as leasehold transactions involve more work and the landlord or managing agent are involved.

Varied factors, such as an unresponsive landlord or incomplete managing agent information, can lead to serious delays.

Quittance's team of leasehold specialists handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month. Our proactive approach means fewer obstacles.

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

The conveyancing process for a leasehold flat or house is quite a lot more complex compared to a freehold house.

The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in Wallingford must undertake additional legal work, including requesting all relevant freeholder information, through to looking into potential forfeiture proceedings.

So as to resolve any leasehold-related problems sooner, It is recommended that the seller instruct a Wallingford conveyancing solicitor as early as possible.

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

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

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Wallingford remortgage solicitor should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

Conveyancing solicitors on the panel for all major lenders - so no matter whether you are moving to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Co-operative Bank or to a long-term fixed mortgage with Birmingham Midshires, Quittance can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender