Accrington conveyancing FAQs

How much council tax must I pay for a property in Hyndburn Borough Council?

Accrington is situated in Hyndburn Borough Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band Hyndburn Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1187.31
B £1385.20
C £1583.08
D £1780.97
E £2176.74
F £2572.51
G £2968.28
H £3561.94

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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

Can I claim stamp duty relief as a first time buyer?

Are Accrington conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Accrington carry out the conveyancing on an hourly rate and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

Quittance's solicitors work on a fixed fee basis, with no additional fees hidden in the small print. Your quote will set out exactly what the conveyancing fees and costs will be when your house purchase or sale goes through.

If, for whatever reason, your house purchase or sale does not go ahead, you are covered by our No Move, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm buying a property in Accrington which property searches will I require?

The standard pack includes:

  • Local Authority Search
  • Residential Environmental Search
  • Drainage and Water Search
  • Chancel search liability

On occasion the location of the property will warrant additional searches e.g. a transport search.

To see the price of searches on a Accrington move you can use our our online conveyancing costs calculator.

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What are conveyancing searches when buying a home and do I need them?

How long does leasehold conveyancing take in Accrington?

Over 90% of flats in the UK are leasehold. Buying a leasehold flat can take weeks more to complete than freehold property as there is more work involved and there are more parties involved.

Delays in leasehold transactions could include anything from an unresponsive landlord to incomplete managing agent information.

Our specialist leasehold solicitor team look after hundreds of leasehold clients every month, and our proactive approach can mean faster conveyancing.

What do I need to know if selling a leasehold property in Accrington?

The conveyancing process for a leasehold property is much more technical than for a freehold house.

Leasehold complexity involves additional work on the part of conveyancing solicitors in Accrington, which could include requesting the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to ascertaining if a license to assign is required.

In order to resolve any leasehold issues faster, It is recommended that the vendor contact a solicitor as soon as is practicable.

Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Accrington property?

Yes you will need a solicitor to handle the legal side of the remortgage.

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Accrington could save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate by completing the conveyancing quickly.

Our network of solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so whether you are you are moving to a fixed-rate mortgage with Lloyds Bank or to a variable-rate mortgage with the Allied Irish Bank, our remortgage team can assist.

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