Blyth conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in Northumberland County Council?

Blyth is situated in Northumberland County Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Northumberland County Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1218.26
B £1421.30
C £1624.35
D £1827.39
E £2233.48
F £2639.56
G £3045.65
H £3654.78

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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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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 Blyth?

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

Disbursements are the taxes and additional costs incurred on behalf of a buyer or seller, such as Land Registry fees and conveyancing searches. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

Our solicitor's legal fees for buying or selling a house in Blyth are fixed, - what we quote is exactly what you pay

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Blyth sale or purchase

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

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

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

Searches are detailed questions submitted to a number of authorities by Blyth 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?

I am buying a leasehold property in Blyth - what do I need to know?

Purchasing a leasehold house or flat is significantly more complex than buying a freehold property. The many potential traps lying in wait for the unsuspecting buyer 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, that's correct, it can take considerably longer to complete the legal work on leasehold properties, compared to freehold conveyancing.

The buyer's solicitor will need to review these documents, including a copy of the freehold property's buildings insurance. Delays are usually the result of the time needed by the solicitor to gather this paperwork.

It can take weeks to collect these details if the landlord or managing agent is slow or difficult to contact, so the seller's solicitor should get this underway even before a sale has been agreed.

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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 Blyth property?

Yes you will need a solicitor to handle the legal side of the remortgage.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Blyth might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

Our property lawyers are on the panel for all major lenders, so no matter whether you are moving to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Bank of Scotland or to a joint mortgage with the Yorkshire Building Society, our remortgage specialists can help.

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