Altrincham conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in Trafford Council?

Altrincham is situated in Trafford Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Trafford Council Tax (2018/19)
A £990.51
B £1155.59
C £1320.68
D £1485.76
E £1815.93
F £2146.10
G £2476.27
H £2971.52

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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

Are Altrincham conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Altrincham provide legal services on an hourly rate others work on a fixed fee.

Our property lawyers work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no nasty surprises. Your detailed quote will explain in detail what the legal fees will be when your home sale or purchase goes through.

If, for any reason at all, your home sale or purchase does not go ahead, you will pay no legal fees at all with our No Move, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm buying a home in Altrincham - 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 Altrincham property, try our conveyancing cost calculator.

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

How long does the conveyancing on a leasehold property take

Over 90% of flats in the UK are leasehold. Although much less common, there are also around 1 million leasehold houses nationwide. The legal work for a leasehold home will usually take more time than freehold property because there is more work involved.

Delays in leasehold transactions could include anything from an unresponsive landlord to incomplete service charge accounts.

Our specialist leasehold solicitor team look after hundreds of leasehold clients every month, and our proactive approach means delays are less likely to occur.

Does the conveyancing for selling leasehold take longer?

Yes, compared to freehold conveyancing. The conveyancing for selling a leasehold property can be seriously delayed.

The solicitor acting for the buyer will want to see this leasehold-related paperwork, like a copy of the freehold property's buildings insurance and a current statement of service charges. The time required by to gather this paperwork is commonly the source of delays.

It can take a long time to gather this paperwork if the managing agent is slow or difficult to contact, so your lawyer ought to start this process at the earliest opportunity.

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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 Altrincham property?

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

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Altrincham can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

Our conveyancers are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so no matter whether you are changing to a cashback mortgage with the Bank of Scotland or to a discounted-rate mortgage with the Hinckley and Rugby Building Society, Quittance can help.

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