Our estate agent in Noak Hill has put forward a solicitors firm whom they usually use. Will it be easier to use this solicitor?
It is common for agents to recommend a conveyancing solicitor, however, such referrals should be compared against alternatives, such as local solicitors, or firms found online, as the agent may recommend the firm which pays to the largest referral fee, not the most appropriate choice.
What is the council tax on a Fifties detached Band B house in Noak Hill?
You will be include your property's council tax band in the conveyancing report on title. The latest tax rates for properties in Noak Hill are listed on the Brentwood local authority website. At the time of writing, 04 July 2012, the rates are:
- Band A - £979.00
- Band B - £1,142.00
- Band C - £1,305.00
- Band D - £1,468.00
- Band E - £1,794.00
- Band F - £2,121.00
- Band G - £2,447.00
- Band H - £2,936.00
We are buying a home in Old Street St Luke. Will we need a chancel search?
A Noak Hill conveyancing solicitor may suggest a chancel search, irrespective of the parish in which the property being purchased is located. Chancel repair has the potential to be imposed on current owners of a property where parish councils may have not done so in the past.
When in the conveyancing process should you speak to a conveyancing solicitor?
Whether you are buying or selling in Noak Hill, the earlier, the better. The legal work can then commence straight away. Prompt instruction of a firm to act for you on your Noak Hill transaction can limit the risk of the transaction stalling.
Can you advise how I defer paying SDLT?
SDLT is due for homes sold for over £125,000. Stamp duty mitigation is not advised when buying in Noak Hill. These schemes are often uneconomical and HMRC may challenge a scheme up to six years later.