Wantage conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in Vale of White Horse District Council?

Wantage is situated in Vale of White Horse District Council. Council tax bands are:

Band Vale of White Horse District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1207.17
B £1408.36
C £1609.56
D £1810.75
E £2213.14
F £2615.53
G £3017.92
H £3621.50

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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 Wantage?

Conveyancing fees can be broken down into the solicitor's legal and disbursements.

Disbursements are the extra third-party costs incurred on your behalf, such as Land Registry fees and indemnity policies. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

Our fees for buying or selling a house in Wantage are fixed, so for a standard conveyancing transaction, what you pay is exactly what you see in your quote.

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Wantage property sale or purchase

Our online conveyancing fees calculator can give you a comprehensive conveyancing quote with a detailed breakdown of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Wantage sale or purchase.

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I'm buying a house in Wantage - what searches do I need?

The standard search pack will include:

  • Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Drainage and Water Search
  • Environmental Search
  • Chancel search

Sometimes the solicitor will recommend specialist searches such as a flood search.

To see the total cost of searches on a Wantage purchase you can use our our conveyancing 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 Wantage - what do I need to know?

Buying a leasehold property in England or Wales is more complicated than buying a freehold. The many potential traps awaiting the unsuspecting purchaser can include legally technical issues like unpaid service charges by the existing leaseholder and marriage value issues.

Your conveyancing solicitor 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?

Does sale conveyancing take longer for leasehold?

Yes, that's correct, it can take considerably longer to carry out the conveyancing on a leasehold house or flat,compared to the sale of a freehold property.

The buyer's solicitor must review these documents. These could include three years' filed accounts for the property management and a copy of the freehold property's buildings insurance. The time required by your solicitor to get these documents together is commonly the source of delays.

The solicitor should get this underway even before a sale has been agreed, because this information can take a long time to gather if it is difficult to contact the landlord or managing agent or they are slow to respond.

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

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

The conveyancing process for purchasing a new build in Wantage is often more complex than other types of conveyancing.

A property lawyer in Wantage must be able to deal with things like handling equity loan schemes, handling initial Land Registry registration and registering ownership with warranty providers such as NHBC Buildmark, Advantage and Castle.

Our highly experienced team of new build solicitors are experts in representing buyers to achieve a successful transaction 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 Wantage property?

Yes.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Wantage remortgage solicitor might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

Conveyancing solicitors on the panel for every major lender - so whether you are you are switching to a 100% mortgage with the Halifax or to a discounted-rate mortgage with the Barnsley Building Society, our remortgage specialists can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender