Codsall conveyancing FAQs

How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in South Staffordshire?

Codsall is situated in South Staffordshire. Council tax bands are:

Band South Staffordshire Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1093.77
B £1276.06
C £1458.36
D £1640.65
E £2005.24
F £2369.83
G £2734.42
H £3281.30

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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 Codsall conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Codsall carry out the conveyancing on an hourly rate others work on a fixed fee.

Our panel of conveyancing solicitors work on a fixed fee basis, with no nasty surprises. Your conveyancing quote will set out exactly what the fees and disbursements will be when your move goes through.

If, for any reason at all, your move does not go ahead, you are covered by our No Move, 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 Codsall?

Searches are detailed enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Codsall conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. 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 conveyancing take when buying a leasehold flat in Codsall?

Almost all flats are leasehold. The legal work for a leasehold home can take weeks longer than a freehold property as there is more work involved 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Delays in leasehold transactions could include anything from out-of-date contact information for the freeholder to missing leasehold documents.

Our expert leasehold conveyancing team handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month, and our proactive approach can mean faster conveyancing.

Does it take longer to sell a leasehold property?

Compared to freehold property, yes. The conveyancing for selling leasehold houses or flats usually takes longer.

The solicitor acting for the buyer will need to review several leasehold-related documents, including a copy of the freehold property's buildings insurance. Delays are usually caused by the time it takes the seller's conveyancer to get these documents together.

Your solicitor ought to start this process even before a sale has been agreed, because this information can take weeks to collect if it is difficult to contact the managing agent or landlord or they are slow to respond.

Read more:

Selling a leasehold flat? What to do before going on the market

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

Yes.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Codsall should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

Our property solicitors can act for most UK lenders, so whether you are you are switching to a variable-rate with RBS or to a repayment mortgage with the Manchester Building Society, we can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender