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    • Hmsxxxx
    • By Hmsxxxx 10th Jan 18, 9:53 AM
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    First time buyer fees?
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    First time buyer fees? 10th Jan 18 at 9:53 AM
    We are looking at buying a properly around 140k 10% deposit but donít know how much to save towards solicitors fees etc?.. also heard stamp duty has been got rid of for first time buyers is this correct? How much are we looking at?
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    • 10th Jan 18, 10:06 AM
    our solicitors fees were around £2k i think, maybe a touch over including all the searches ect, plus then theres the survey (dont just go with a valuation one, pay the extra for a home buyers report at least) that was another £500 ish, plus £200 for our mortgage application.
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    • 10th Jan 18, 10:30 AM
    also heard stamp duty has been got rid of for first time buyers is this correct?
    Originally posted by Hmsxxxx
    Yes.

    https://www.gov.uk/stamp-duty-land-tax
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