Haydock conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in St Helens Borough Council?

Haydock is situated in St Helens Borough Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band St Helens Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1109.94
B £1294.93
C £1479.92
D £1664.91
E £2034.89
F £2404.87
G £2774.85
H £3329.82

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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

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

Conveyancing fees are made up of 2 parts: the solicitor's legal and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the extra third-party costs incurred on your behalf, e.g. Stamp Duty or freeholder fees. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

Your solicitor's legal fees for buying or selling a house in Haydock are fixed, meaning for a standard transaction, your fixed fee conveyancing quote will have no additional fees

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Haydock move

Our online conveyancing fees calculator can give you a comprehensive conveyancing quote with a detailed breakdown of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Haydock sale or purchase.

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Will I need property searches when buying a property in Haydock?

Searches are enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Haydock 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 Haydock - what do I need to know?

Purchasing a leasehold property in the UK can be complicated. The many potential problems lying in wait for an uninformed buyer can include legally technical issues like sinking fund issues and onerous clauses in the lease.

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?

Could the sale of a leasehold property be delayed?

Yes, that's correct, it can take considerably longer to carry out the legal work to sell leasehold properties when compared to conveyancing on a freehold house.

The buyer's conveyancer must review these documents. These could include an up-to-date statement of service charges and a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property. Typically, delays are due to the time needed by to get these documents together.

It can take weeks to collect the managing agent's information if the agent responsible for managing the property is slow or difficult to contact, so your conveyancing solicitor should get this underway as soon as possible.

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

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

The legal work for purchasing a new build in Haydock is often more complex than other types of conveyancing.

An experienced solicitor in Haydock must be able to deal with things like handling equity loan schemes, working to builders' exchange timelines and working with warranty providers, including NHBC, Advantage and ACHI/Vantage.

Our highly experienced team of new build solicitors are well versed in helping buyers get the best possible 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.

I am remortgaging a property in Haydock - 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 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Haydock remortgage solicitor might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

Conveyancers on the panel for all major lenders - so whether you are you are moving to a fixed-rate mortgage with Britannia or to a long-term fixed mortgage with the Coventry Building Society, our remortgage team can assist.

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