When buying a property we will guide and support you throughout your purchase ensuring you understand your legal rights and obligations.
Everyone buying a property has to go through the conveyancing process. Conveyancing is the legal work that is carried out between your offer being accepted, you and the seller exchanging contracts as well as the completion of the sale. A conveyancing solicitor’s responsibilities include local search, land charges search, advising on land registry and stamp duty. Every house purchase is different; we always work with your best interests in mind and will deal with the land registry, stamp duty charges and payments, drawing up and assessing contracts, providing expert legal advice as well as excellent customer service.
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Please note –
On 9 July 2020 the Government introduced a temporary Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) ‘holiday’. Standard rate SDLT was temporarily changed to 0% on properties purchased with a value up to £500,000. This holiday was due to end on 31 March 2021, but in the March 2021 Budget the holiday was extended until 30 June 2021 for properties up to £500,000. The threshold will then be reduced to £250,000 from 1 July 2021 until 30 September 2021.
You may have seen press reports about the surge in demand caused by the SDLT holiday. The conveyancing sector is currently experiencing unprecedented demand which, coupled with operational constraints as a result of Covid-19 and pent up demand from lockdown, means that property transactions are now taking significantly longer to progress.
At Thursfields we will do our best to ensure the smooth and efficient progress of your transaction. However, we cannot guarantee that your transaction will complete before the SDLT holiday ends on 30 June 2021 (for properties up to £500,000) and on 30 September 2021 (for properties up to £250,000) and cannot and will not accept any liability for a failure to do so. Please note that transactions completing after 30 June 2021 for properties above £250,000 will be liable for payment of SDLT to HM Revenue and Customs. Transactions completing after 30 September 2021 for properties above £125,000 will be liable for payment of SDLT to HM Revenue and Customs.
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