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How to find a solicitor


When you buy a new home there are a number of legal processes involved, so you’re going to need legal representation to help you along the way. One term you’re likely to come across is conveyancing – this refers to any legal and administrative work that’s needed to transfer a home from one owner to another. You have two options when choosing someone to deal with the legal aspects of buying your new home: a solicitor or a conveyancer.

Legal costs for your new home


There are a number of legal processes that need to be completed before you own your new home. In most cases, there will be charges involved for these services, so we’ve put together a list of some of the costs you’re likely to come across.

Our step-by-step guide to the legal process of buying a home


As soon as you have reserved your new home, the legal process begins. Each step will need to be fully completed so that by the end of the process, the home is legally yours.

Understanding Stamp Duty


Stamp Duty, officially known as Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT), is a tax that buyers must pay when buying a home valued at more than £125,000 if you’re a current homeowner, or more than £300,000 if you’re a first-time buyer.

This tax covers the cost of the legal registration of your home with the Land Registry. HMRC will send out a certificate to complete this process – and this will not be sent until you have paid your Stamp Duty.

Understanding surveys and valuations


When buying a home, there are procedures in place to ensure it turns out to be everything you hoped it would. Two procedures you are likely to come across are surveys and valuations. There are put in place to reduce any concerns you may have about your new home before you decide to make an offer or place a reservation.

Insurance for new homeowners


Home insurance is ofen a requirement as part of a mortgage offer, and it is designed to give you peace of mind and financial support when the unexpected happens. There are many different types of home insurance available, so take a look before deciding how much cover you’re likely to need.

Budgeting for everyday costs in your new home


When you moving into a new home, there will be a number of expenses to factor into your monthly budget. Some costs will need to be paid for monthly, while you might receive the bill for others on a quarterly or yearly basis. It’s easy to put together a budget, especially if you know how much you will need to pay out and when.
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