Burton Upon Trent conveyancing FAQs

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

Burton Upon Trent is situated in East Staffordshire Borough Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band East Staffordshire Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1124.45
B £1311.85
C £1499.26
D £1686.67
E £2061.49
F £2436.30
G £2811.12
H £3373.34

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How much are conveyancing fees for buying or selling a home in Burton Upon Trent?

Conveyancing fees include fees and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the third-party costs incurred on your behalf, e.g. HMLR fees or property searches. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

Our conveyancing fees for buying or selling a house in Burton Upon Trent are fixed, meaning for a standard conveyancing transaction, what we quote is what you pay

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Our online conveyancing fees calculator can give you a comprehensive conveyancing quote including all of the legal costs involved in buying and selling your home.

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I'm purchasing a house in Burton Upon Trent - what searches do I need?

The standard search pack will include:

  • Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Residential Environmental Search
  • Water search
  • Chancel search

Occasionally the location of the property will warrant specialist searches , for example a commons registration search.

To find out the cost of searches on a Burton Upon Trent purchase, use our online conveyancing costs calculator.

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How long does leasehold conveyancing take?

Almost all flats are leasehold. Although much less common, there are also around 1 million leasehold houses nationwide. The conveyancing for a leasehold home will usually take more time than a freehold home as there is more to prepare and the landlord or managing agent are involved.

Examples of delays might include anything from incomplete service charge accounts to absent freeholders.

Our expert leasehold conveyancing team look after hundreds of leasehold clients every month. Our proactive approach means fewer obstacles.

Does it take longer to sell a leasehold property?

Yes. The conveyancing for selling leasehold houses or flats can take much longer.

The buyer's conveyancer will expect to see several leasehold-related documents. These could include a current statement of service charges and a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property. The time needed by to gather this paperwork is commonly the source of delays.

It can take a long time to gather this paperwork if it is difficult to contact the managing agent, so your solicitor should commence this even before a sale has been agreed.

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Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Burton Upon Trent property?

Yes.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Burton Upon Trent should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

Quittance's solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so no matter whether you are moving to a tracker with the Bank of Scotland or to a discounted-rate mortgage with the Allied Irish Bank, our remortgage specialists can help.

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