Aldridge conveyancing FAQs

How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council?

Aldridge is situated in Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1224.07
B £1428.08
C £1632.09
D £1836.10
E £2244.12
F £2652.14
G £3060.17
H £3672.20

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Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

Stamp duty calculator

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Read more about stamp duty:

What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

Are Aldridge conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Aldridge 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 home in Aldridge - which searches will I need?

The standard search pack will include:

  • Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Regulated Drainage and Water Search
  • Environmental Search
  • Chancel liability insurance (if required)

Occasionally the solicitor will recommend specialist searches such as a radon gas search.

To find out the total cost of searches on a Aldridge property, try our conveyancing cost calculator.

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

I am buying a leasehold property in Aldridge - what do I need to know?

Purchasing a leasehold flat in the UK can be very involved. The many potential problems lying in wait for an uninformed buyer can include legally technical issues like costly and undisclosed major works and unfair clauses in the lease.

A good property lawyer will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

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What you need to know about buying a leasehold property

Should I be wary of buying a leasehold house?

Should I buy a property with a short lease?

Could the sale of a leasehold property be delayed?

Yes, compared to freehold conveyancing. The conveyancing for selling a leasehold house or flat usually takes longer.

The solicitor acting for the buyer will need to review this leasehold-related paperwork, including a copy of the freehold property's buildings insurance. Delays are usually the result of the time it takes the seller's conveyancer to get these documents together.

The solicitor should start this process before a buyer has even been found, because the managing agent's information can take weeks to collect if it is difficult to contact the agent responsible for managing the property or they are slow to respond.

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Selling a leasehold flat? What to do before going on the market

I am buying a new build property in Aldridge - what do I need to know?

The conveyancing process for purchasing a new build home in Aldridge is more complicated than buying an existing property.

Your solicitor in Aldridge must be able to deal with things like handling structural guarantees, working to builders' exchange timelines and working with warranty providers, including NHBC Buildmark, Advantage HCI and CRL.

Our highly experienced team of new build solicitors are highly experienced in representing buyers to achieve a stress free move and working to tight developer deadlines.

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Buying a new build property off plan - what you need to know.

What you need to check before buying a new build home.

I am remortgaging a property in Aldridge - do I need a solicitor?

Yes.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Aldridge remortgage solicitor can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

Our property solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so no matter whether you are switching to a fixed-rate mortgage with RBS or to a capped-rate mortgage with the Monmouthshire Building Society, our remortgage specialists can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender