Wickford conveyancing FAQs

How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in Basildon District Council?

Wickford is situated in Basildon District Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Basildon District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1159.33
B £1352.55
C £1545.77
D £1738.99
E £2125.43
F £2511.87
G £2898.32
H £3477.98

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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 Wickford?

Conveyancing fees are comprised of the conveyancer's legal fees and disbursements.

Disbursements are the costs payable as part of a conveyancing transaction, paid out on your behalf, for example Stamp Duty Land Tax or indemnity policies. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

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

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Wickford property sale or purchase

Our conveyancing fees calculator can give you a comprehensive conveyancing quote with a comprehensive list of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Wickford sale or purchase.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm buying a home in Wickford - what searches do I need?

The standard pack includes:

  • Local Authority Search
  • Residential Environmental Search
  • Water search
  • Chancel search

Sometimes the solicitor will advise specialist searches such as a transport search.

To see the total cost of searches on a Wickford property, try our conveyancing cost calculator.

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What are conveyancing searches when buying a home and do I need them?

How long does leasehold conveyancing take?

Over 90% of flats in the UK are leasehold. Leasehold houses are less common, but there are still an estimated 1 million such properties across the country. The conveyancing for leasehold property will usually take more time than a freehold property because there is more to prepare and the landlord or managing agent are involved.

Causes of numerous delays can range from incomplete managing agent information to out-of-date contact information for the freeholder.

Quittance's expert leasehold solicitors look after hundreds of leasehold clients every month, and our proactive approach means delays are less likely to occur.

Does the conveyancing for selling leasehold take longer?

Yes, compared to freehold conveyancing. The conveyancing for selling leasehold houses or flats can take much longer.

The solicitor acting for the buyer must review these documents, including management company information. Delays are usually caused by the time needed by to source this information.

It could take several weeks to collect the managing agent's information if it is difficult to contact the agent responsible for managing the property, so your lawyer should start this process as soon as possible.

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

I am remortgaging a property in Wickford - 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 Wickford should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

A network of solicitors acting for all major lenders - so whether you are you are changing to a variable-rate with the Halifax or to a long-term fixed mortgage with the Harpenden Building Society, our remortgage specialists can help.

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