Witham conveyancing FAQs

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

Witham is situated in Braintree District Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Braintree District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1116.88
B £1303.03
C £1489.17
D £1675.32
E £2047.61
F £2419.91
G £2792.20
H £3350.64

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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

Are Witham conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Witham offer services on a price per hour basis others work on a fixed fee.

Our conveyancing solicitors work on a fixed fee basis, with no hidden fees. Your detailed quote will explain in detail what the legal fees will be when your move completes.

If, for any reason at all, your move does not go ahead, you will pay no legal fees at all with our No Move, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

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

Conveyancing searches are enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Witham conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. Mortgage 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?

How long does conveyancing take when buying a leasehold flat in Witham?

Over 90% of flats in the UK are leasehold. The legal work for leasehold property can take weeks more to complete than a freehold home because there is more work involved and there is greater complexity.

Examples of delays might include anything from slow receipt of the managing agent information to out-of-date contact information for the freeholder.

Quittance's expert leasehold solicitors handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month. Our proactive approach means fewer obstacles.

Could the sale of a leasehold property be delayed?

Correct, it can take much longer to carry out the conveyancing on leasehold houses or flats, compared to freehold conveyancing.

The buyer's solicitor must review several leasehold-related documents, such as an up-to-date statement of service charges. The time needed by the seller's conveyancer to source this information is commonly the source of delays.

It can take a long time to gather these details if it is difficult to contact the agent responsible for managing the property or they are slow to respond, so the seller's solicitor ought to start this process at the earliest opportunity.

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

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

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Witham might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

Quittance's solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so no matter whether you are moving to a flexible mortgage with Santander or to a capped-rate mortgage with the Skipton Building Society, we can assist.

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