Bootle conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in Liverpool City Council?

Bootle is situated in Liverpool City Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band Liverpool City Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1237.79
B £1444.09
C £1650.39
D £1856.69
E £2269.29
F £2681.89
G £3094.48
H £3713.38

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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 Bootle?

Conveyancing fees include the conveyancer's legal fees and disbursements.

Disbursements are the extra third-party costs paid out on your behalf, e.g. HMLR fees or management company information. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

Our conveyancing fees for buying or selling a house in Bootle are fixed, - for a standard transaction, what you pay is exactly what you see in your quote.

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Bootle property sale or purchase

Our conveyancing fees calculator can give you a comprehensive conveyancing quote with a detailed breakdown of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Bootle sale or purchase.

Calculate my conveyancing fees with our conveyancing fee calculator

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm buying a house in Bootle 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 Bootle purchase use our calculator.

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What are conveyancing searches when buying a home and do I need them?

How long does the conveyancing on a leasehold property take

The vast majority of flats are leasehold. The conveyancing for leasehold property can take weeks more to complete than a freehold property as the freeholder and/or managing agent are also involved.

Examples of delays might include anything from slow delivery of managing agents' documents to out-of-date contact information for the freeholder.

Our expert leasehold conveyancing team complete the legal work for 100's of leasehold purchases each 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. The legal work for selling leasehold houses or flats can take much longer.

The buyer's solicitor must review several leasehold-related documents, like a copy of the freehold property's buildings insurance and a current statement of service charges. Typically, delays are due to the time required by to get these documents together.

The solicitor should get this underway at the earliest opportunity, because the managing agent's information can take a long time to gather if it is difficult to contact the agent responsible for managing the property or they are slow to respond.

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

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

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

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Bootle will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

Our property solicitors are on the panel for all major lenders, so no matter whether you are switching to a 95% mortgage with the Nationwide Building Society or to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Hinckley and Rugby Building Society, our remortgage team can assist.

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