Gatley conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council?

Gatley is situated in Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1226.64
B £1431.08
C £1635.52
D £1839.96
E £2248.84
F £2657.72
G £3066.60
H £3679.92

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

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

Conveyancing fees include the conveyancer's legal fees and disbursements.

Disbursements are the extra third-party costs incurred on your behalf, for example HMLR registration fees and local authority searches. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

Our legal fees for buying or selling a house in Gatley are fixed, meaning your fixed fee conveyancing quote will have no sneaky additional fees

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Gatley sale or purchase

Our online conveyancing fees calculator gives you a detailed fixed fee quote with a detailed breakdown of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Gatley sale or purchase.

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I'm purchasing a property in Gatley - which searches will I need?

The search pack for a standard property includes:

  • Official or Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Regulated Water Search
  • Residential Environmental Search
  • Chancel search liability

On occasion the initial search results will recommend specialist searches , for example a commons registration search.

To work out the total cost of searches on a Gatley purchase, try our conveyancing calculator.

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What are conveyancing searches when buying a home and do I need them?

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

Buying a leasehold property in the UK can be complex. The numerous common problems lying in wait for the unsuspecting purchaser can include legally technical issues like sinking fund issues and unreasonable lease extension premiums.

Your 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?

Does the conveyancing for selling leasehold take longer?

Yes, compared to freehold conveyancing. The legal work for selling a leasehold house or flat typically takes longer.

The buyer's conveyancer must review this leasehold-related paperwork, like a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property and details of any breaches by other leaseholders. Delays are usually the result of the time it takes your lawyer to get these documents together.

The seller's solicitor should commence this before a buyer has even been found, because this paperwork can take weeks to collect if it is difficult to contact the managing agent or landlord or they are slow to respond.

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

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

The conveyancing for buying a new build property in Gatley is often more complex than other types of conveyancing.

An experienced solicitor in Gatley must be able to deal with things like handling structural guarantees, confirming right of way over drains and sewers and checking new build warranties with warranty providers, including NHBC, Advantage HCI and Foundation.

Our specialist team of new build solicitors are highly experienced in working with buyers towards a successful transaction 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.

I am remortgaging a property in Gatley - do I need a solicitor?

Yes.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Gatley remortgage solicitor should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

Our property lawyers are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so whether you are you are changing to a fixed-rate mortgage with the NatWest or to a discounted-rate mortgage with the Monmouthshire Building Society, Quittance can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender