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The 12th largest city in the UK, Coventry's economy was built on car manufacturing, agricultural machinery and aerospace components. While these are still important (London's black cabs are made here) recent years have seen huge growth in business services, finance, research, design and development and creative industries as well as logistics and leisure.

Major improvements in the 21st century have regenerated the city centre and funding via its recent award of UK City of Culture 2021, will give a further boost to Coventry's economy, tourism, civic pride and access to the arts.

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Coventry conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in Coventry City Council?

Coventry is situated in Coventry City Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Coventry City Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1174.67
B £1370.44
C £1566.22
D £1762.00
E £2153.56
F £2545.11
G £2936.67
H £3524.00

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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 Coventry conveyancing fees fixed?

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

Our property lawyers work on a fixed fee basis, with no nasty surprises. Your detailed quote will explain what the legal fees will be when your home sale or purchase completes.

If, for any reason at all, your home sale or purchase does not go ahead, you have the peace of mind of our No Sale, 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 Coventry?

Searches are enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Coventry 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?

I am buying a leasehold property in Coventry - what do I need to know?

Purchasing a leasehold house or flat in the UK can be very involved. The many potential problems awaiting an uninformed purchaser can include legally technical issues like costly and undisclosed major works and short leases.

A specialist leasehold 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?

Is there anything to be aware of if selling a leasehold property in Coventry?

The legal work for a leasehold flat is quite a lot more technical than for a more straightforward freehold house.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Coventry will need to conduct additional tasks. This can involve obtaining all relevant freeholder information, through to insurance premium details accounts.

In order to resolve any leasehold problems faster, It is recommended that the seller instruct a property lawyer as soon as the decision is made to sell.

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

Yes.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Coventry can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

Our property solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so whether you are you are changing to a lifetime tracker mortgage with the Bank of Scotland or to a joint mortgage with the Leeds Building Society, our remortgage team can assist.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender