West Wickham conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in South Cambridgeshire?

West Wickham is situated in South Cambridgeshire. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band South Cambridgeshire Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1163.67
B £1357.62
C £1551.56
D £1745.51
E £2133.40
F £2521.29
G £2909.18
H £3491.02

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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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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

Are West Wickham conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in West Wickham offer their services on an hourly rate and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

Quittance's conveyancing solicitors work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no unexpected 'add-ons'. Your quote will set out what you will pay when your house purchase or sale goes through.

If, for whatever reason, your house purchase or sale does not go ahead, you are covered by our No Move, 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 West Wickham?

Searches are detailed questions submitted to a number of authorities by West Wickham conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. Mortgage 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 West Wickham?

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.

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

The conveyancing process for a leasehold flat is much more complex than for a more straightforward freehold house.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in West Wickham must undertake additional work, which could include collating an up-to-date service charge statement, through to reserve fund details.

So as to resolve any leasehold-related delays sooner, It is highly recommended that the seller instruct a solicitor as early in the process as possible, and preferably before going on the market,.

I am remortgaging a property in West Wickham - do I need a solicitor?

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good West Wickham remortgage solicitor could save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate by completing the conveyancing quickly.

Quittance's solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so whether you are you are switching to a cashback mortgage with Barclays Bank or to a long-term fixed mortgage with the Manchester Building Society, Quittance can help.

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