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Cradley Heath conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council?

Cradley Heath is situated in Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

BandSandwell Metropolitan Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A£1023.40
B£1193.97
C£1364.53
D£1535.10
E£1876.23
F£2217.37
G£2558.50
H£3070.20

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How much are conveyancing fees for buying or selling a home in Cradley Heath?

Conveyancing fees are made up of legal fees and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the taxes and additional costs incurred on your behalf, e.g. Stamp Duty Land Tax or property searches. Legal fees are for the solicitor's legal work.

Our legal fees for buying or selling a house in Cradley Heath are fixed, so for a standard conveyancing transaction, what we quote is what you pay

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Cradley Heath property sale or purchase

Our online conveyancing fees calculator gives you a detailed fixed fee quote including all of the legal costs involved in buying and selling your home.

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Will I need property searches when buying a property in Cradley Heath?

Conveyancing searches are questions submitted to a number of authorities by Cradley Heath 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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How long does the conveyancing on a leasehold property take

Almost all flats are leasehold. Leasehold houses are less common, but there are still an estimated 1 million such properties across the country. The legal work for a leasehold flat can take weeks more to complete than a freehold house as there is greater complexity.

Examples of delays might include anything from missing leasehold documents to an unreachable freeholder.

Quittance's team of leasehold specialists handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month. Our proactive approach means fewer obstacles.

Does a leasehold property take longer to sell?

Compared to freehold property, yes. The conveyancing for selling a leasehold home can result in long delays.

The solicitor acting for the buyer must review this leasehold-related paperwork, including a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property. The time needed by the solicitor to gather this paperwork is the common cause of such delays.

Your solicitor should commence this as soon as possible, as this information could take several weeks to collect if the managing agent or landlord is slow or difficult to contact.

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I am remortgaging a property in Cradley Heath - do I need a solicitor?

Yes you will need a solicitor to handle the legal side of the remortgage.

The base rate is now at 0.1% (Jan 2021). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Cradley Heath should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

Our property lawyers are on the panel for all major lenders, so no matter whether you are changing to a tracker with Santander or to a repayment mortgage with the Darlington Building Society, Quittance can help.

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Will I need a solicitor to transfer equity in my Cradley Heath home?

A 'transfer of equity' will be required if the ownership structure of the Cradley Heath property needs to be changed, or if the property is being given (gifted) to a child or relative. The legal process of transferring equity is different to the purchase or sale of the whole property. Our panel of conveyancing solicitors can carry out the legal work for you for a guaranteed fixed fee. If you intend to remortgage at the same time as the transfer, we can complete the remortgage legal work in parallel.

How can Quittance help?

If you are buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity in a property in Cradley Heath, our panel of expert conveyancing solicitors can help.

We aim to deliver a stress-free moving experience. We focus on proactive communication to help drive your sale or purchase forwards.

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