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Burntwood conveyancing FAQs

How much Council Tax must I pay for a property in Lichfield District Council in 2021?

Burntwood is situated in Lichfield District Council. Council tax bands in 2021 are as follows:

Band Lichfield Council Tax (2021/22)
A £1,219.69
B £1,422.97
C £1,626.25
D £1,829.53
E £2,236.09
F £2,642.65
G £3,049.22
H £3,659.06

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Are Burntwood conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Burntwood offer their services on an hourly rate others work on a fixed fee.

Some conveyancing solicitors work on a fixed fee basis, with no hidden fees. Your quote will set out exactly what the fees and disbursements will be when your property transaction completes.

If, for any reason at all, your property transaction does not go ahead, you are covered by a No Sale, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2021?

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

Conveyancing searches are detailed questions submitted to a number of authorities by Burntwood 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?

How long does leasehold conveyancing take?

Almost all flats are leasehold. Leasehold houses are less common, but there are still an estimated 1 million such properties across the country. Buying a leasehold flat can take weeks more to complete than a freehold home as there is more to prepare and the freeholder and/or managing agent are also involved.

Delays in leasehold transactions could include anything from out-of-date contact information for the freeholder to incomplete service charge accounts.

Our specialist leasehold solicitor team look after hundreds of leasehold clients every month, and our proactive approach can mean faster conveyancing.

Does a leasehold property take longer to sell?

Yes, compared to freehold conveyancing. Sale conveyancing for a leasehold property can result in long delays.

The buyer's solicitor will need to review these documents, such as an up-to-date statement of service charges. Typically, delays are due to the time needed by your lawyer to get these documents together.

The seller's solicitor should start this process even before you have found a buyer, as this information could take several weeks to collect if it is difficult to contact the managing agent 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 Burntwood - do I need a solicitor?

Yes.

The base rate is now at 0.1% (Jan 2021). A good Burntwood remortgage solicitor will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

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Can Quittance help with the conveyancing for transferring equity in my Burntwood property?

A 'transfer of equity' will be necessary if the ownership of a residential property needs to be changed with at least one current owner remaining on the title. A transfer will also be required if the property is being gifted to a child or relative. The legal process of transferring equity differs from an outright purchase or sale. Your conveyancing solicitor can carry out the legal work on the transfer for an all-inclusive fixed fee. If you will also be remortgaging, the legal work for the remortgage can be completed at the same time as the transfer.

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If you are buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity in a property in Burntwood, we can help you find an expert conveyancing solicitor.

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