Burntwood conveyancing FAQs

How much council tax must I pay for a property in Lichfield District Council?

Burntwood is situated in Lichfield District Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Lichfield District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1128.97
B £1317.13
C £1505.29
D £1693.45
E £2069.77
F £2446.09
G £2822.42
H £3386.90

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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 Burntwood conveyancing fees fixed?

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

Our 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 our No Sale, 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 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Delays in leasehold transactions could include anything from out-of-date contact information for the freeholder to incomplete service charge accounts.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.

Read more:

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 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Burntwood remortgage solicitor will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

Our property solicitors can act for most UK lenders, so no matter whether you are moving to a flexible mortgage with Birmingham Midshires or to a joint mortgage with the Chelsea Building Society, our remortgage team can assist.

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