Blackwood conveyancing FAQs

How much council tax must I pay for a property in Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council?

Blackwood is situated in Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1103.80
B £1287.77
C £1471.73
D £1655.70
E £2023.63
F £2391.57
G £2759.50
H £3311.40

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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.

Our 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

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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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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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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.

Our expert leasehold conveyancing team look after hundreds of leasehold clients every month. With specialist expertise there should be far fewer delays.

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,.

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.

Our highly experienced team of new build solicitors are experts in helping buyers get a stress free move 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 Blackwood property?

Yes.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Blackwood should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

Our 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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