Whittlesey conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in Fenland District Council?

Whittlesey is situated in Fenland District Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band Fenland District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1216.49
B £1419.24
C £1621.99
D £1824.74
E £2230.24
F £2635.74
G £3041.23
H £3649.48

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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

Are Whittlesey conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Whittlesey carry out the conveyancing on an hourly rate others work on a fixed fee.

Your expert solicitor will work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no unexpected 'add-ons'. Your quote will set out what the conveyancing fees and costs will be when your move completes.

If, for any reason at all, your move does not go ahead, you will be covered by our No Sale, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm purchasing a house in Whittlesey which property searches will I require?

The standard search pack will include:

  • Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Drainage and Water Search
  • Environmental Search
  • Chancel liability insurance

Sometimes the initial search results will recommend additional searches , for example an HS2 search.

To find out the price of searches on a Whittlesey house or flat use our online conveyancing costs 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 Whittlesey - what do I need to know?

Purchasing a leasehold house or flat is significantly more complex than buying a freehold property. The many potential complications lying in wait for the unsuspecting purchaser can include legally technical issues like incomplete management company accounts and unreasonable lease extension premiums.

A leasehold 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 it take longer to sell a leasehold property?

Yes, compared to freehold conveyancing. Sale conveyancing for leasehold houses or flats usually takes longer.

The buyer's conveyancer must review several leasehold-related documents. These could include a current statement of service charges and a copy of the freehold property's buildings insurance. Delays are usually caused by the time needed by the solicitor to get these documents together.

The solicitor ought to start this process at the earliest opportunity, as the managing agent's information can take weeks to collect if the managing agent is slow or difficult to contact.

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

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

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

A good solicitor in Whittlesey will need to be qualified to handle things like checking the suitability of new build insurance, checking that any contracts allow for future 'common parts' maintenance and checking new build warranties with warranty providers such as NHBC, Advantage and ACHI/Vantage.

Our highly experienced team of new build conveyancers are experts in working with buyers towards a stress free move 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 Whittlesey - do I need a solicitor?

Yes.

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Whittlesey 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 moving to a 95% mortgage with Birmingham Midshires or to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Allied Irish Bank, we can help.

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