I am completing next February, how is Stamp Duty Land Tax rates calculated?
Stamp Duty is based on a limited set of factors, primarily the value of the property. For a house or flat worth £1182000, stamp duty is £59100.
What do I get for my money from an estate agent?
A good estate agent will be able to bring their local knowledge into your transaction and reduce the amount of stress you might experience as part of the whole moving experience.
Although it might seem that agents do very little for their clients, they will help you set the sale price for your home by using their knowledge of similar properties, a large part will involve marketing your home by expressing it in its best light online and through fliers, phone calls and emails, etc., they will conduct viewings with ay interested potential buyers, manage the negotiations on the offers as they come in and, by law, they will also have to take all necessary steps to ensure the buyer is serious about entering into the contract to purchase the property when an offer is made.
However good you believe your chosen estate agent to be, you should take time to read through the terms and conditions thoroughly to understand what you’re paying them and what you’re going to get for your money.
To complete on our £893k residence purchase ASAP, how can we ensure fast conveyancing?
Many buyers will, correctly, argue that buying faster is essential to is to use a proactive lawyer. Beyond that, there are numerous things you, as the purchaser, can also do to get moving sooner, including, asking for property searches to be ordered immediately, quickly completing and return any forms and arranging your mortgage offer.
My wife and I are purchasing in Sittingbourne. Are there any conservation areas?
These areas recognise local areas of architectural merit. Your conveyancing lawyer will be able to advise further and discuss what specific restrictions are in place.
How much is the council tax on a period detached Band A home in Sittingbourne?
You should be told about the homes council tax band as part of the conveyancing report on title. The latest tax charges for Sittingbourne are set out in detail online at the Swale council website. On 17 August 2012 the rates are:
- Band A - £954.00
- Band B - £1,113.00
- Band C - £1,272.00
- Band D - £1,431.00
- Band E - £1,748.00
- Band F - £2,066.00
- Band G - £2,384.00
- Band H - £2,861.00
How could conveyancing for a sale be so delayed?
The conveyancing process will sometimes take more time. We aim to minimise their impact, if it is possible to do so, by chasing for prompt responses. Delays include issues elsewhere in a chain.