Will my assigned Sunbury On Thames conveyancing solicitor in form me about the cost of council tax for a Band C house prior to exchanging contracts?
A property lawyer will contact the Spelthorne local council to ascertain the relevant council tax charges which will then be written in the conveyancing report on title. The latest council tax rates for properties in Sunbury On Thames are detailed at the Spelthorne council site. At the time of writing, 27 June 2012, rates for all bands are:
- Band A - £1,017.00
- Band B - £1,186.00
- Band C - £1,356.00
- Band D - £1,525.00
- Band E - £1,864.00
- Band F - £2,203.00
- Band G - £2,542.00
- Band H - £3,051.00
For a fast conveyancing process to buy a £ 721,000 house, what should we do?
It is well established that contacting a proactive property lawyer is essential to moving faster. There are a range of tasks you, as the purchaser, could do, such as, keeping in regular contact with the property lawyer, responding to all correspondence via the fastest means and arranging your mortgage offer.
Do we need to be concerned about 'fixtures and fittings'?
Mainly, there is no absolute definition of fixtures and fittings. Completion or agreement of a fixtures and fittings form is unfortunately often left to the last minute, when a dispute may jeopordise the transaction.
If I plan to purchase in the parish of Mitcham, should we get a chancel search?
A solicitor instructed to handle the transaction might recommend that a chancel search is ordered. In older areas of Sunbury On Thames, chancel repair has the potential to be imposed on new owners of a house where Parochial Church Councils may have not done so in the past.
What’s the difference between exchange of contracts and completion?
When you exchange contracts, this means that you are agreeing to all the terms drawn up within the contract made between you on one side of the transaction, and the opposite party on the other side. It is from this point that you are legally obliged to go through with the transaction (unless you want to be subject to financial and/or legal penalties).
The completion of contracts is the point where you officially take over ownership of the property, receive the keys and can move in. All monies are transferred between the various parties and the conveyancing solicitor contacts the Land Registry to register the change of ownership to you.
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What can we do to avoid paying for HMRC stamp duty?
Stamp duty mitigation is not recommended, as such schemes are costly and unreliable.