Burnley conveyancing FAQs

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

Burnley is situated in Burnley Borough Council. Council tax bands are:

Band Burnley Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1224.05
B £1428.06
C £1632.07
D £1836.08
E £2244.10
F £2652.12
G £3060.13
H £3672.16

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Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

Stamp duty calculator

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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 Burnley conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Burnley offer services on an hourly basis and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

Your solicitor will work on a fixed legal fee basis, with no sneaky extras. Your quote will explain in detail what you will pay when your property sale or purchase completes.

If, for any reason at all, your property sale or purchase does not go ahead, you are covered by our No Sale, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm buying a property in Burnley - which searches will I need?

The search pack for a standard property includes:

  • Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Regulated Drainage and Water Search
  • Environmental Search
  • Chancel search

Occasionally the solicitor will advise additional searches , for example a radon gas search.

To work out how much searches will cost on a Burnley house or flat you can use our our conveyancing calculator.

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

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

Buying a leasehold house or flat in the UK can be complicated. The many potential traps lying in wait for an uninformed purchaser can include legally technical issues like undisclosed major works and leases with fewer than 80 years to run.

An experienced leasehold conveyancer 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?

Does the conveyancing for selling leasehold take longer?

Yes, that's correct, it can take considerably longer to carry out the conveyancing on a leasehold house or flat when compared to conveyancing on a freehold house.

The buyer's conveyancer will expect to see these documents, including a copy of the freehold property's buildings insurance. The time it takes to source this information is usually the cause of these delays.

It could take several weeks to collect this information if the landlord or managing agent is slow or difficult to contact, so your lawyer ought to start this process as soon as possible.

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

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

Yes.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Burnley remortgage solicitor could save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate by completing the conveyancing quickly.

Quittance's solicitors can act for most UK lenders, so no matter whether you are changing to a fixed-rate mortgage with the HSBC or to a long-term fixed mortgage with the Swansea Building Society, we can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender