Chester Le Street conveyancing FAQs
What are the Council Tax bands in Durham County Council in 2021?
Chester Le Street is situated in Durham County Council. Council tax bands in 2021 are as follows:
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Are Chester Le Street conveyancing fees fixed?
Some conveyancing solicitors in Chester Le Street offer their services on an hourly rate others work on a fixed fee.
Your solicitor will work on a fixed fee basis, with no additional fees hidden in the small print. Your conveyancing quote will explain what you will pay when your move goes through.
If, for whatever reason, your move does not go ahead, you will be covered by a No Sale, No Fee guarantee.
I'm buying a property in Chester Le Street - which searches will I need?
The standard pack includes:
- Official or Regulated Local Authority Search
- Environmental Search
- Regulated Drainage and Water Search
- Chancel liability insurance (if required)
Sometimes the initial search results will recommend specialist searches e.g. an HS2 search.
To see the price of searches on a Chester Le Street property, try our conveyancing cost calculator.
How long does leasehold conveyancing take in Chester Le Street?
The vast majority of flats are leasehold. Leasehold houses are less common, but there are still an estimated 1 million such properties across the country. Buying leasehold property will usually take more time than a freehold property because there is more to prepare and the landlord or managing agent are 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Delays in leasehold transactions could include anything from out-of-date contact information for the freeholder to incomplete service charge accounts.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.
Is there anything to be aware of if selling a leasehold property in Chester Le Street?
The legal work for a leasehold property is much more involved compared to a freehold house.
The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in Chester Le Street will usually undertake extra work, which could include requesting the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to ascertaining if any excess payments are anticipated.
To help mitigate the delays involved in selling a leasehold house or flat, It is highly recommended that the vendor contact a lawyer as soon as an estate agent is chosen.
Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Chester Le Street property?
The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.1% (Jan 2021). A good Chester Le Street remortgage solicitor will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.
Your conveyancing solicitor can act for most UK lenders, so whether you are you are moving to a cashback mortgage with the Halifax or to a variable-rate mortgage with the Dudley Building Society, Quittance can help.
Can Quittance help with a transfer of equity on my Chester Le Street home?
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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