Biddulph conveyancing FAQs

How much council tax must I pay for a property in Staffordshire Moorlands District Council?

Biddulph is situated in Staffordshire Moorlands District Council. Council tax bands are:

Band Staffordshire Moorlands District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1114.09
B £1299.78
C £1485.46
D £1671.14
E £2042.50
F £2413.87
G £2785.23
H £3342.28

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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 Biddulph conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Biddulph carry out the conveyancing on a price per hour basis and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

Your solicitor will work on a fixed fee basis, with no unexpected 'add-ons'. Your conveyancing quote will set out what the legal fees will be when your house sale or purchase goes through.

If, for whatever reason, your house 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 purchasing a home in Biddulph - which searches will I need?

The standard pack includes:

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

On occasion the solicitor will recommend specialist searches , for example a mining search.

To check the price of searches on a Biddulph move you can use our our 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 Biddulph - what do I need to know?

Purchasing a leasehold house or flat in the UK can be complex. The numerous common problems lying in wait for an uninformed purchaser can include legally technical issues like and marriage value issues.

Your solicitor 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. Sale conveyancing for a leasehold property can result in long delays.

The buyer's conveyancer will expect to see several leasehold-related documents. These could include a current statement of service charges and a copy of the freehold property's buildings insurance. The time it takes your lawyer to get these documents together is commonly the source of delays.

It can take weeks to collect this paperwork if it is difficult to contact the managing agent or they are slow to respond, so your lawyer should get this underway 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 Biddulph 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 Biddulph can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

Quittance's solicitors can act for most UK lenders, so whether you are you are changing to an offset mortgage with Britannia or to a capped-rate mortgage with the Allied Irish Bank, we can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender