Weymouth conveyancing FAQs

How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in Weymouth & Portland Borough Council?

Weymouth is situated in Weymouth & Portland Borough Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band Weymouth & Portland Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1327.04
B £1548.21
C £1769.39
D £1990.56
E £2432.91
F £2875.25
G £3317.60
H £3981.12

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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 Weymouth conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Weymouth offer their services on an hourly rate others work on a fixed fee.

Our property lawyers work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no unexpected 'add-ons'. Your quote will explain what you will pay when your house sale or purchase completes.

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

I'm buying a property in Weymouth - what searches do I need?

The standard pack includes:

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

Occasionally the solicitor will advise additional searches such as a search.

To see the total cost of searches on a Weymouth purchase, use 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 Weymouth - what do I need to know?

Buying a leasehold property in England or Wales can be very involved. The many potential problems lying in wait for the unsuspecting buyer can include legally technical issues like and marriage value issues.

An experienced leasehold conveyancer 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?

I am selling a leasehold property in Weymouth - what do I need to know?

The conveyancing process for a leasehold flat (leasehold houses are uncommon) is much more difficult than it is for a freehold home.

Leasehold complexity involves extra work on the part of conveyancing solicitors in Weymouth, and this could include collating all relevant freeholder information, through to a copy of the insurance policy.

So as to resolve any leasehold-related issues sooner, It is highly recommended that you instruct a solicitor as soon as the decision is made to sell.

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

The conveyancing for acquiring a new build home in Weymouth is often more complex than other types of conveyancing.

A good solicitor in Weymouth must be able to deal with things like ensuring that new build mortgage conditions are met, ensuring compliance with planning regulations and working with warranty providers such as NHBC, Advantage HCI and HAPM.

Our specialist team of new build conveyancing solicitors are experts in representing buyers to achieve the best 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.

Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Weymouth 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 proactive conveyancing solicitor in Weymouth might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

Our conveyancing solicitors are on the panel for all major lenders, so whether you are you are moving to an interest-only mortgage with the Nationwide Building Society or to a capped-rate mortgage with the Darlington Building Society, our remortgage specialists can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender