Warwickshire conveyancing FAQs

How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in Warwickshire County Council?

Warwickshire is situated in Warwickshire County Council. Council tax bands are:

Band Warwick District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1172.03
B £1367.36
C £1562.70
D £1758.04
E £2148.72
F £2539.39
G £2930.07
H £3516.08

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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 Warwickshire?

Conveyancing fees are made up of 2 parts: legal fees and disbursements.

Disbursements are the extra third-party costs incurred on behalf of a buyer or seller, e.g. Land Registry fees or conveyancing searches. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

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

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Warwickshire move

Our online conveyancing fees calculator gives an instant conveyancing quote with a comprehensive list of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Warwickshire sale or purchase.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm purchasing a house in Warwickshire - which searches will I need?

The standard search pack will include:

  • Local Authority Search
  • Drainage and Water Search
  • Residential Environmental Search
  • Chancel liability insurance (if required)

Occasionally the results of the standard searches will necessitate additional searches e.g. a British waterways search.

To find out the cost of searches on a Warwickshire house or flat, 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 Warwickshire - what do I need to know?

Buying a leasehold flat in the UK can be complicated. The many potential traps awaiting the unsuspecting buyer can include legally technical issues like unreasonable managing agent fees and excessive freehold premiums.

Your 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?

Could the sale of a leasehold property be delayed?

Correct, it can take considerably longer to carry out the conveyancing on leasehold properties, compared to freehold conveyancing.

The solicitor acting for the buyer will want to see this leasehold-related paperwork, like management company information and details of any breaches by other leaseholders. Typically, delays are due to the time it takes to get these documents together.

It can take weeks to collect the managing agent's information if the landlord or managing agent is slow or difficult to contact, so your lawyer should get this underway even before you have found a buyer.

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

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

The conveyancing process for acquiring a new build in Warwickshire can be complicated compared to other types of conveyancing.

A property lawyer in Warwickshire will need to be qualified to handle things like ensuring that new build mortgage conditions are met, verifying rights of access and registering ownership with warranty providers such as NHBC, Advantage and Trenwick International.

Our award-winning team of new build conveyancing solicitors are well versed in helping buyers get the best possible 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.

I am remortgaging a property in Warwickshire - do I need a solicitor?

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 proactive conveyancing solicitor in Warwickshire will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

Quittance's solicitors can act for most UK lenders, so no matter whether you are switching to a tracker with the HSBC or to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Coventry Building Society, we can assist.

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