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Whitstable conveyancing FAQs

How much council tax must I pay for a property in Canterbury City Council?

Whitstable is situated in Canterbury City Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band Canterbury Council Tax (2021/22)
A £1,244.15
B £1,451.50
C £1,658.86
D £1,866.22
E £2,280.94
F £2,695.65
G £3,110.37
H £3,732.44

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How much are conveyancing fees for buying or selling a home in Whitstable?

Conveyancing fees are comprised of legal fees and disbursements.

Disbursements are the costs payable as part of a conveyancing transaction, incurred on behalf of a buyer or seller, such as HMLR registration fees or indemnity policies. Legal fees are for the work your solicitor carries out for you.

Your solicitor's legal fees for buying or selling a house in Whitstable are fixed, which means that for a standard conveyancing transaction, what we quote is what you pay

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Whitstable move

Our online conveyancing fees calculator gives an instant conveyancing quote with a detailed breakdown of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Whitstable sale or purchase.

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

Searches are detailed enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Whitstable 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?

I am buying a leasehold property in Whitstable - what do I need to know?

Purchasing a leasehold house or flat in the UK requires a number of extra steps when compared to buying a freehold. The many potential complications awaiting an uninformed buyer can include legally technical issues like and unreasonable lease extension premiums.

A good property lawyer will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

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Should I be wary of buying a leasehold house?

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

Conveyancing for a leasehold flat (leasehold houses are not common) is significantly more time-consuming in comparison with a freehold house.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Whitstable must undertake extra work, for example sourcing an up-to-date service charge statement, through to a copy of the lease.

To reduce leasehold-related delays, It is highly recommended that you instruct a Whitstable conveyancing solicitor as soon as the property is marketed, if not before,.

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

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.1% (Jan 2021). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Whitstable should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

Our conveyancing team are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so whether you are you are moving to a flexible mortgage with Santander or to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Barnsley Building Society, our remortgage specialists can help.

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Will I need a solicitor to transfer equity in my Whitstable home?

A transfer of equity for residential property can be complex, and can lead to tax issues if mishandled. A conveyancing solicitor specialising in equity transfers will advise you on the right approach, and can handle the legal work for the transfer itself. For more information, or to start the transfer of equity process, speak to a member of our team now. You can also get a fixed fee transfer of equity quote online.

How can Quittance help?

If you are buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity in a property in Whitstable, our panel of expert conveyancing solicitors can help.

We aim to deliver a stress-free moving experience. We focus on proactive communication to help drive your sale or purchase forwards.

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