Alsager conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in Cheshire East Council?

Alsager is situated in Cheshire East Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Cheshire East Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1137.52
B £1327.11
C £1516.69
D £1706.28
E £2085.45
F £2464.63
G £2843.80
H £3412.56

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How much stamp duty will I have to pay?

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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

How much are conveyancing fees for buying or selling a home in Alsager?

Conveyancing fees will include legal fees and disbursements.

Disbursements are the costs payable as part of a conveyancing transaction, incurred on behalf of a buyer or seller, such as Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) and searches. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

Our conveyancing fees for buying or selling a house in Alsager are fixed, which means that for a standard transaction, what you pay is exactly what you see in your quote.

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Alsager sale or purchase

Our conveyancing fees calculator gives an instant conveyancing quote with a comprehensive list of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Alsager sale or purchase.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm buying a house in Alsager - which searches will I need?

The standard pack includes:

  • Official or Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Regulated Water Search
  • Residential Environmental Search
  • Chancel search liability

On occasion the initial search results will recommend further searches , for example a mining search.

To see the total cost of searches on a Alsager house or flat, try 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 conveyancing take when buying a leasehold flat in Alsager?

The vast majority of flats are leasehold. Leasehold houses are less common, but there are still an estimated 1 million such properties across the country. The conveyancing for a leasehold flat typically takes longer than a freehold home because there is more work involved and there is greater complexity.

Causes of numerous delays can range from incomplete managing agent information to absent freeholders.

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

Could the sale of a leasehold property be delayed?

Yes. Sale conveyancing for a leasehold property can be seriously delayed.

The buyer's conveyancer will need to review several leasehold-related documents. These could include an up-to-date statement of service charges and a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property. Delays are usually the result of the time required by to get these documents together.

Your solicitor should commence this as soon as possible, because the managing agent's information can take a long time to gather if the landlord or managing agent is slow or difficult to contact.

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

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

Yes.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Alsager might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

Our conveyancing solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so whether you are you are changing to an offset mortgage with Santander or to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Furness Building Society, we can help.

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