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Bolton in Greater Manchester developed as a centre of cotton spinning and other textile production, and was historically part of Lancashire. Several smaller towns and villages, including Horwich and Westhoughton combine with Bolton to form the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton.

A wide-reaching project to redevelop the town centre and create attractive housing developments on the outskirts was recently revealed. It is anticipated that private sector funding will add to the planned £100m allocated by Bolton Council to push the scheme's value to £1 billion.

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Bolton conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council?

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

Band Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1134.16
B £1323.19
C £1512.21
D £1701.24
E £2079.29
F £2457.35
G £2835.40
H £3402.48

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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 Bolton conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Bolton carry out the conveyancing on an hourly basis and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

Our conveyancing solicitors work on a fixed legal fee basis, with no additional fees hidden in the small print. Your quote will set out what the legal fees will be when your property sale or purchase goes through.

If, for any reason at all, your property sale or purchase 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?

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

Conveyancing searches are detailed enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Bolton conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. Mortgage 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 Bolton - what do I need to know?

Buying a leasehold property in the UK can be very involved. The many potential traps lying in wait for the unsuspecting purchaser can include legally technical issues like undisclosed major works and unfair clauses in the lease.

A good property lawyer 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?

What do I need to know if selling a leasehold property in Bolton?

The legal work for a leasehold flat (houses are rarely leasehold) is a great deal more complex than for a freehold house.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Bolton must carry out extra work, which could include collating an up-to-date service charge statement, through to ascertaining if the incoming lessee (i.e. the seller) is required to buy a share in the building's management company.

To reduce leasehold-related delays, It is highly recommended that the vendor contact a conveyancer as soon as an estate agent is chosen.

I am remortgaging a property in Bolton - do I need a solicitor?

Yes.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Bolton might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

Our conveyancing solicitors are on the panel for all major lenders, so no matter whether you are switching to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Halifax or to a repayment mortgage with the Allied Irish Bank, we can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender