Bilston conveyancing FAQs

How much council tax must I pay for a property in Wolverhampton City Council?

Bilston is situated in Wolverhampton City Council. Council tax bands are:

Band Wolverhampton City Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1151.73
B £1343.69
C £1535.64
D £1727.60
E £2111.51
F £2495.42
G £2879.33
H £3455.20

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Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

How much stamp duty will I have to pay?

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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 Bilston conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Bilston offer their services on a price per hour basis and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

Quittance's solicitors work on a fixed legal fee basis, with no sneaky extras. Your conveyancing quote will explain what you will pay when your house purchase or sale completes.

If, for any reason at all, your house purchase or sale does not go ahead, you have the peace of mind of our No Move, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm buying a house in Bilston which property searches will I require?

The standard pack includes:

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

Occasionally the results of the standard searches will necessitate further searches , for example an HS2 search.

To see the total cost of searches on a Bilston purchase use our 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 Bilston?

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 flat typically takes longer than a freehold property because leasehold transactions involve more work and there are more parties involved.

Examples of delays might include anything from incomplete service charge accounts to absent freeholders.

Our specialist leasehold solicitor team 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?

Yes, compared to freehold conveyancing. Sale conveyancing for leasehold houses or flats usually takes longer.

The solicitor acting for the buyer will need to review these documents. These could include three years' filed accounts for the property management and a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property. Delays are usually the result of the time it takes the solicitor to source this information.

Your lawyer should get this underway even before you have found a buyer, because this paperwork can take weeks to collect if it is difficult to contact the managing agent or landlord or they are slow to respond.

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

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

The conveyancing process for buying a new build home in Bilston is often more complex than other types of conveyancing.

A good solicitor in Bilston must be able to deal with things like working to tight developer deadlines, checking planning conditions have been fulfilled and checking new build warranties with warranty providers such as NHBC Buildmark, Advantage HCI and Trenwick International.

Our award-winning team of new build conveyancers are well versed in helping buyers get the best possible outcome 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.

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

Yes.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Bilston remortgage solicitor will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

Our property lawyers are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so whether you are you are changing to a flexible mortgage with the Bank of Scotland or to a variable-rate mortgage with the Harpenden Building Society, our remortgage team can assist.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender