Bebington conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in Wirral Metropolitan Borough?

Bebington is situated in Wirral Metropolitan Borough. Council tax bands are:

Band Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1155.81
B £1348.45
C £1541.08
D £1733.72
E £2118.99
F £2504.26
G £2889.53
H £3467.44

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

Conveyancing fees will include the solicitor's legal and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the extra third-party costs incurred on behalf of a buyer or seller, such as Stamp Duty or bankruptcy searches. Legal fees are for the work our solicitors carry out for you.

Our fees for buying or selling a house in Bebington are fixed, so for a standard transaction, what we quote is what you pay

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Our conveyancing fees calculator can give you a comprehensive conveyancing quote with a comprehensive list of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Bebington sale or purchase.

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I'm buying a house in Bebington - what searches do I need?

The search pack for a standard property includes:

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

Occasionally the location of the property will warrant specialist searches e.g. a search.

To work out the total cost of searches on a Bebington purchase, 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 Bebington?

Almost every flat in the UK is leasehold. There are also an estimated 1 million leasehold houses throughout the country. Buying a leasehold home can take weeks more to complete than a freehold property because there is more to prepare and the freeholder and/or managing agent are also involved.

Varied factors, such as an absent freeholder or incomplete managing agent information, can lead to serious delays.

Quittance's expert leasehold solicitors handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month, and our proactive approach means delays are less likely to occur.

Does it take longer to sell a leasehold property?

Compared to freehold property, yes. The legal work for selling leasehold properties typically takes longer.

The solicitor acting for the buyer must review these documents. These could include details of any breaches by other leaseholders and management company information. The time it takes to source this information is commonly the source of delays.

It could take several weeks to collect this paperwork if it is difficult to contact the landlord or managing agent or they are slow to respond, so your solicitor should commence this even before you have found a buyer.

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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 Bebington property?

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

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

Quittance's solicitors are on the panel for all major lenders, so whether you are you are switching to an offset mortgage with Lloyds Bank or to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Darlington Building Society, we can assist.

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