Dudley conveyancing FAQs

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

Dudley is situated in Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council. Council tax bands are:

Band Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £972.61
B £1134.72
C £1296.82
D £1458.92
E £1783.12
F £2107.33
G £2431.53
H £2917.84

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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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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

Are Dudley conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Dudley provide legal services on a price per hour basis others work on a fixed fee.

Our solicitors work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no unexpected 'add-ons'. Your conveyancing quote will explain what the legal fees will be when your move completes.

If, for any reason at all, your move 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 Dudley?

Property searches are detailed questions submitted to a number of authorities by Dudley conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. Mortgage 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 leasehold conveyancing take?

Almost all flats are leasehold. There are also an estimated 1 million leasehold houses throughout the country. Buying a leasehold flat will usually take more time than a freehold house because there is more to prepare.

Delays in leasehold transactions could include anything from out-of-date contact information for the freeholder to missing leasehold documents.

Our specialist leasehold solicitor team complete the legal work for 100's of leasehold purchases each month. Our proactive approach means fewer obstacles.

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

The conveyancing process for a leasehold property is a great deal more technical than for a freehold property.

Leasehold complexity involves additional tasks on the part of conveyancing solicitors in Dudley, for example obtaining an up-to-date service charge statement, through to details of common parts management.

To reduce leasehold-related delays, It is recommended that the vendor contact a lawyer as soon as the property is marketed, if not before,.

I am buying a new build property in Dudley - what do I need to know?

The conveyancing process for buying a new build property in Dudley can be complicated compared to other types of conveyancing.

A conveyancer in Dudley must be able to deal with things like helping with mortgage offer extension terms, verifying rights of easements and working with warranty providers such as NHBC, Advantage and BLP.

Our specialist team of new build solicitors are well versed in working with buyers towards the best outcome and working to tight developer deadlines.

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Buying a new build property off plan - what you need to know.

What you need to check before buying a new build home.

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

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

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Dudley remortgage solicitor could save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate by completing the conveyancing quickly.

Our conveyancing team are on the panel for all major lenders, so no matter whether you are moving to a cashback mortgage with the Co-operative Bank or to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Skipton Building Society, our remortgage team can assist.

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