Winchester conveyancing FAQs

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

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

Band Winchester City Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1109.69
B £1294.63
C £1479.58
D £1664.53
E £2034.43
F £2404.32
G £2774.22
H £3329.06

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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 Winchester conveyancing fees fixed?

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

Quittance's solicitors work on a fixed legal fee basis, with no unexpected 'add-ons'. Your conveyancing quote will set out what the legal fees will be when your sale or purchase completes.

If, for whatever reason, your sale or purchase does not go ahead, you have the peace of mind of our No Sale, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm buying a home in Winchester which property searches will I require?

The standard search pack will include:

  • Official or Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Drainage and Water Search
  • Environmental Search
  • Chancel search

Sometimes the location of the property will warrant specialist searches e.g. a transport search.

To find out the total cost of searches on a Winchester purchase you can use our our 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 Winchester - what do I need to know?

Purchasing a leasehold house or flat is more complicated than buying a freehold. The many potential problems lying in wait for an uninformed purchaser can include legally technical issues like undisclosed major works 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 a leasehold property take longer to sell?

Yes, that's correct, it can take much more time to conduct the conveyancing to sell a leasehold house or flat, compared to freehold conveyancing.

The solicitor acting for the buyer will expect to see these documents, such as an up-to-date statement of service charges. The time it takes the seller's conveyancer to get these documents together is usually the cause of these delays.

The solicitor ought to start this process at the earliest opportunity, because these details can take weeks to collect if the agent responsible for managing the property 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 Winchester - what do I need to know?

The conveyancing process for acquiring a new build home in Winchester .

A solicitor in Winchester must be able to deal with things like advising on mortgage offer flexibility for delayed completion, spotting incomplete agreements for roads and sewers and working with warranty providers such as NHBC, Advantage and Global Home Warranties.

Our award-winning team of new build solicitors are well versed in working with buyers towards 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.

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

Yes.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Winchester should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

Our conveyancers can act for most UK lenders, so whether you are you are changing to an interest-only mortgage with Lloyds Bank or to a discounted-rate mortgage with Virgin Money, we can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender