Cheadle conveyancing FAQs

How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council?

Cheadle is situated in Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1226.64
B £1431.08
C £1635.52
D £1839.96
E £2248.84
F £2657.72
G £3066.60
H £3679.92

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Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

Are Cheadle conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Cheadle carry out the conveyancing on a price per hour basis others work on a fixed fee.

Our panel of property lawyers work on a fixed legal fee basis, with no additional fees hidden in the small print. Your quote will explain what you will pay when your property transaction goes through.

If, for whatever reason, your property transaction does not go ahead, you will be covered by our No Move, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm purchasing a house in Cheadle which property searches will I require?

The standard pack includes:

  • Official or Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Residential Environmental Search
  • Regulated Drainage and Water Search
  • Chancel search

Occasionally the location of the property will warrant additional searches , for example a mining search.

To work out how much searches will cost on a Cheadle move 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?

How long does leasehold conveyancing take in Cheadle?

Almost all flats are leasehold. Although much less common, there are also around 1 million leasehold houses nationwide. Purchasing a leasehold flat will usually take more time than a freehold house as the landlord or managing agent are involved.

Delays in leasehold transactions could include anything from an absent freeholder to incomplete managing agent information.

Our specialist leasehold solicitor team complete the legal work for 100's of leasehold purchases each month. With specialist expertise there should be far fewer delays.

Does a leasehold property take longer to sell?

Yes, it can take considerably longer to carry out the legal work to sell a leasehold house or flat,compared to the sale of a freehold property.

The buyer's conveyancer will expect to see several leasehold-related documents, like a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property and three years' filed accounts for the property management. The time required by your lawyer to get these documents together is the common cause of such delays.

It could take several weeks to collect these details if it is difficult to contact the managing agent or they are slow to respond, so the solicitor 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

Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Cheadle property?

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Cheadle could save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate by completing the conveyancing quickly.

Our network of solicitors can act for most UK lenders, so no matter whether you are changing to an interest-only mortgage with the HSBC or to a capped-rate mortgage with the Swansea Building Society, we can assist.

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