Moving House

Your home is usually the most valuable asset you own. That is why it is important that decisions about buying or selling property are properly made. It is also important that the process is as smooth and stress free as it can be.

Our conveyancing specialists deal every day with people who are buying or selling their homes or other property. Some clients are first-time buyers with limited experience and funds. Others are further up the property ladder or are looking for investment property.  Whatever your situation, we will help you to complete as quickly as possible.

Moving house can be exciting, and it is frustrating when things appear to be moving slowly.  We will keep you informed about the progress of your case every step of the way. You will be given the direct contact details of the person handling your case, and you can track the progress of your sale or purchase at any time of day or night with our conveyancing online monitoring service.

You do not need to be local to use Hegarty Solicitors.  We can handle your entire transaction by phone and email but of course we are happy to meet face to face if you prefer.

We can also help you to put in place arrangements for the future – a co-habitation agreement or will, for example - because everyone needs the peace of mind that comes from knowing your investment is protected no matter what the future brings.

Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)

If you purchase a property for over £125,000 you will have to pay Stamp Duty Land Tax to HMRC. The tax is charged at increasing rates for each portion of the price:

  • Nothing on the first £125,000 of the property price
  • 2% on the next £125,000
  • 5% on the next £675,000
  • 10% on the next £575,000
  • 12% on the rest (above £1.5 million

From 1 April 2016 the rates for Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) will be higher if you buy an additional residential property for £40,000 or more in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Further information can be found in the Guidance note - Stamp Duty Land Tax: higher rates for purchases of additional residential properties 

Our online conveyancing calculator quote details the SDLT payable, however should you wish to find out the stamp duty payable without obtaining a quote for the conveyancing work you may do so from the HMRC calculator here: HMRC calculator

Important note about Wills

When you buy or sell a property it is a good time to think about making or updating your Will.

Why do I need a Will?

Your property is usually the biggest asset you hold, and so it makes sense to have a professionally drawn up Will in place to make sure your assets are divided up in accordance with your wishes.

Having a Will is particularly important if you are buying property jointly with someone else.  You can own a property jointly as tenants in common or as joint tenants. As tenants in common you own a share of the property and are therefore able to pass on your share in the property in your Will.  If you buy the property as joint tenants, your co-owner automatically gets your share of the property when you die, however, if you are unmarried or not in a civil partnership and do not have a valid Will in place, the remainder of your assets will pass to your children or to your parents or brothers and sisters. For more information take a look at our Wills section here.

Get A Quote

For a free no-obligation conveyancing quote, get a quote online. We also provide no move no fee insurance to protect you in case anything goes wrong.

For more information, see our guide to conveyancing and buying property together.

We were very pleased with the speed and quality of the service we received.

Mr & Mrs S. Conveyancing Clients
 
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Graham Peebles
Partner, Head of the Stamford Office
Stamford
01780 750950
Residential Conveyancing
Harry Smith
Partner
Oakham
01572 725760
Residential Conveyancing
Paul Browne
Consultant
Oakham
01572 725770
Commercial Property, Residential Conveyancing
Sarah Bent
Solicitor
Peterborough
01733 295611
Residential Conveyancing
Heidi Bates
Solicitor
Stamford
01780 750954
Residential Conveyancing
Yvonne Dudhill
Conveyancing Executive
Peterborough
01733 295602
Residential Conveyancing
Robin Barwell
Conveyancing Executive
Peterborough
01733 295558
Residential Conveyancing
Sarah Perkins
Chartered Legal Executive
Peterborough
01733 295626
Residential Conveyancing
Natasha Downing
Chartered Legal Executive
Oakham
01572 725766
Residential Conveyancing
Jackie Wright
Case Handler
Peterborough
01733 295691
Residential Conveyancing
Mohammed Karim
Case Handler
Oakham
01572 725765
Residential Conveyancing
Simon  Pierson
Case Handler
01572 725768
Residential Conveyancing
Catherine  Fitches
Case Handler
Peterborough
Residential Conveyancing
Elaine Yau
Case Handler
Peterborough
01733 295605
Residential Conveyancing
Hayley Bowen
Case Handler
Oakham
01572 725764
Residential Conveyancing
Jacqui Harley
Case Handler
Oakham
01752 725767
Residential Conveyancing
Jess Brown
Case Handler
Stamford
Residential Conveyancing
Nicola Flint
Case Handler
Stamford
01780 750958
Residential Conveyancing
Sue Smith
Case Handler
Oakham
01572 725771
Residential Conveyancing
Tina Hutton
Case Handler
Peterborough
01733 295601
Residential Conveyancing
Adrian Greetham
Case Handler
Oakham
Residential Conveyancing
Leanne Pugh
Case handler
Oakham
01572 725761
Residential Conveyancing