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Blackwood Conveyancing: FAQs

We have put together a list of questions frequently asked about conveyancing in Blackwood. If you would like to discuss a specific questions, please call us on 0800 022 4108.

Buying property in Blackwood

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

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

Your solicitor in Blackwood will need to be qualified to handle things like handling unreasonable delays, spotting incomplete agreements for roads and sewers and registering ownership with warranty providers such as NHBC, Advantage and Aedis.

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How much Council Tax must I pay for a property in Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council in 2022?

Blackwood is situated in Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council. Council tax bands in 2022 are as follows:

Band Tameside Council Tax (2022/23)
A £1,322.60
B £1,543.03
C £1,763.46
D £1,983.90
E £2,424.77
F £2,865.63
G £3,306.50
H £3,967.80

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I'm buying a house in Blackwood - which searches will I need?

The search pack for a standard property includes:

  • Official or Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Environmental Search
  • Regulated Drainage and Water Search
  • Chancel liability insurance (if required)

Sometimes the solicitor will advise further searches , for example a search.

To find out how much searches will cost on a Blackwood purchase, use our conveyancing 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 Blackwood?

Over 90% of flats in the UK are leasehold. There are also an estimated 1 million leasehold houses throughout the country. Buying leasehold property will usually take more time than a freehold house because there is more to prepare.

Delays in leasehold transactions could include anything from absent freeholders to slow delivery of managing agents' documents.

Expert leasehold conveyancers look after hundreds of leasehold clients every month. With specialist expertise there should be far fewer delays.

Selling property in Blackwood

Is there anything to be aware of if selling a leasehold property in Blackwood?

The conveyancing process for a leasehold flat is quite a lot more technical than for a more straightforward freehold house.

Leasehold complexity involves additional legal work on the part of conveyancing solicitors in Blackwood, for example getting all relevant freeholder information, through to reserve fund details.

In order to resolve any leasehold difficulties faster, It is highly recommended that the seller instruct a solicitor as early in the process as possible, and potentially before marketing the property.

Remortgaging in Blackwood

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


The official UK base rate is currently set at 1.25% (June 2022). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Blackwood should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

Property solicitors can act for most UK lenders, so whether you are you are switching to a variable-rate with RBS or to a repayment mortgage with the Manchester Building Society, we can help.

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Transferring equity in Blackwood

Will I need a solicitor in order to transfer equity in my Blackwood property?

The equity transfer process can be complex. Most people complete the transfer process with the help of a conveyancing solicitor.

A solicitor will advise on the various options for joint ownership, complete the registration process, deal with Stamp Duty (SDLT) and handle the legal work for a remortgage if required.

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Comparing Conveyancing Quotes in Blackwood

What are conveyancing disbursements?

Legal fees are paid to your property lawyer. Depending on your circumstances, these could include a gifted deposit fee or acting for lender fee.

Disbursements are costs paid to third parties, such as local authorities.

How much should I be paying for conveyancing in 2022?

Market research in July, 2022 shows that the actual cost of conveyancing can vary significantly between property lawyers.

To accurately compare Blackwood conveyancing quotes, you should be aware of the potential additional fees charged by some solicitors that could increase the cost of your property sale or purchase.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2022?

General Blackwood property lawyers FAQs

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

Conveyancing fees are made up of 2 parts: the conveyancer's legal fees and disbursements.

Disbursements are the third-party costs incurred on your behalf, for example HMLR registration fees or leasehold management packs. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

Your legal fees for buying or selling a house in Blackwood are fixed, which means that for a standard conveyancing transaction, your fixed fee conveyancing quote will have no hidden extras

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Blackwood move

Our online conveyancing fees calculator gives an instant conveyancing quote with a comprehensive list of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Blackwood sale or purchase.

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How we can help you

If you are buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity in a property in Blackwood and need an expert conveyancing solicitor, we can take care of the legal side of your move.

We work with a panel of specialist conveyancing solicitors to deliver a stress-free moving experience.

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  • Blackwood experts
  • CQS-accredited panel solicitors
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