Chapeltown conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in Sheffield City Council?

Chapeltown is situated in Sheffield City Council. Council tax bands are:

Band Sheffield City Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1172.53
B £1367.96
C £1563.38
D £1758.80
E £2149.64
F £2540.49
G £2931.33
H £3517.60

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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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Read more about stamp duty:

What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

Can I claim stamp duty relief as a first time buyer?

Are Chapeltown conveyancing fees fixed?

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

Our property lawyers work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no nasty surprises. Your quote will set out what you will pay when your transaction completes.

If, for any reason at all, your transaction does not go ahead, you have the peace of mind of our No Move, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm buying a home in Chapeltown which property searches will I require?

The standard pack includes:

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

Sometimes the location of the property will warrant specialist searches e.g. a mining search.

To check how much searches will cost on a Chapeltown purchase you can use our our online conveyancing costs 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 Chapeltown - what do I need to know?

Purchasing a leasehold house or flat in the UK requires a number of extra steps when compared to buying a freehold. The many potential traps lying in wait for the unsuspecting buyer can include legally technical issues like costly and undisclosed major works and freeholds sold without first refusal to leaseholders.

Your conveyancing solicitor 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?

I am selling a leasehold property in Chapeltown - what do I need to know?

The conveyancing process for a leasehold flat or house is quite a lot more time-consuming than for a freehold house.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Chapeltown will usually undertake additional work, for example collating the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to details of historical insurance claims.

In order to resolve any leasehold problems faster, It is strongly advised that you instruct a lawyer as soon as an estate agent is chosen.

I am buying a new build property in Chapeltown - what do I need to know?

The conveyancing process for acquiring a new build in Chapeltown is often more complex than other types of conveyancing.

A good solicitor in Chapeltown must be able to deal with things like dealing with failures to arrange warranty provider inspections, handling initial Land Registry registration and checking new build warranties with warranty providers, including NHBC Buildmark, Advantage and ICW.

Our highly experienced team of new build solicitors are well versed in working with buyers towards the best outcome and working to tight developer deadlines.

Read more:

Buying a new build property off plan - what you need to know.

What you need to check before buying a new build home.

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

Yes.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Chapeltown remortgage solicitor will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

Our conveyancing team are on the panel for all major lenders, so no matter whether you are changing to a fixed-rate mortgage with Birmingham Midshires or to a repayment mortgage with the Barnsley Building Society, our remortgage specialists can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender