Billingham conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council?

Billingham is situated in Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1240.43
B £1447.17
C £1653.91
D £1860.65
E £2274.13
F £2687.61
G £3101.08
H £3721.30

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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 Billingham?

Conveyancing fees can be broken down into the conveyancer's legal fees and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the costs payable as part of a conveyancing transaction, incurred on your behalf, e.g. Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) and bankruptcy searches. Legal fees are for the work our solicitors carry out for you.

Our conveyancing fees for buying or selling a house in Billingham are fixed, so your fixed fee conveyancing quote will have no hidden extras

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Billingham property sale or purchase

Our conveyancing fees calculator gives you a detailed fixed fee quote with a detailed breakdown of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Billingham sale or purchase.

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Will I need property searches when buying a property in Billingham?

Conveyancing searches are questions submitted to a number of authorities by Billingham conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. Lenders also usually require conveyancing searches to be purchased.

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

How long does leasehold conveyancing take in Billingham?

Almost all flats are leasehold. There are also an estimated 1 million leasehold houses throughout the country. The legal work for leasehold property can take weeks longer than a freehold property because there is more to prepare and the freeholder and/or managing agent are also involved.

Causes of numerous delays can range from slow receipt of the managing agent information to an unreachable freeholder.

Our specialist leasehold solicitor team complete the legal work for 100's of leasehold purchases each month. Our proactive approach means fewer obstacles.

Does the conveyancing for selling leasehold take longer?

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, such as an up-to-date statement of service charges. Delays are usually the result of the time required by to gather this paperwork.

The solicitor should get this underway at the earliest opportunity, because the managing agent's information could take several weeks to collect if the managing agent or landlord is slow or difficult to contact.

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

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

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

A conveyancing solicitor in Billingham must be able to deal with things like working to tight developer deadlines, ensuring new estate roads are adopted and .

Our specialist team of new build solicitors are well versed in working with buyers towards a successful transaction 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 Billingham - do I need a solicitor?

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

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

Our conveyancing solicitors can act for most UK lenders, so whether you are you are switching to a lifetime tracker mortgage with Barclays Bank or to a joint mortgage with the Darlington Building Society, our remortgage specialists can help.

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