Hillsborough conveyancing FAQs

How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in Sheffield City Council?

Hillsborough is situated in Sheffield City Council. Council tax bands are:

Band Sheffield City Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1172.53
B £1367.96
C £1563.38
D £1758.80
E £2149.64
F £2540.49
G £2931.33
H £3517.60

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Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

Stamp duty calculator

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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 Hillsborough conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Hillsborough offer their services on a price per hour basis others work on a fixed fee.

Our conveyancing solicitors work on a fixed legal fee basis, with no hidden fees. Your detailed quote will explain what the fees and disbursements will be when your house purchase or sale completes.

If, for any reason at all, your house purchase or sale does not go ahead, you have the peace of mind of our No Move, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm purchasing a home in Hillsborough which property searches will I require?

The search pack for a standard property includes:

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

Occasionally the results of the standard searches will necessitate additional searches such as a British waterways search.

To see the price of searches on a Hillsborough house or flat try our conveyancing cost 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 Hillsborough - what do I need to know?

Buying a leasehold flat in the UK can be very involved. The numerous common problems awaiting the unsuspecting purchaser can include legally technical issues like costly and undisclosed major works and onerous clauses in the lease.

An experienced leasehold conveyancer 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. The conveyancing for selling a leasehold property can take much longer.

The buyer's solicitor must review these documents, including a copy of the freehold property's buildings insurance. Typically, delays are due to the time required by the seller's conveyancer to gather this paperwork.

Your solicitor should start this process even before you have found a buyer, because these details could take several weeks to collect if it is difficult to contact the agent responsible for managing the property 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 Hillsborough - what do I need to know?

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

A solicitor in Hillsborough must be able to deal with things like handling reservation fees, checking planning conditions have been fulfilled and .

Our specialist team of new build solicitors are well versed in representing buyers to achieve a stress free move and working to tight developer deadlines.

Read more:

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 Hillsborough property?

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

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

Quittance's solicitors are on the panel for all major lenders, so whether you are you are changing to a 95% mortgage with Bradford & Bingley or to a repayment mortgage with the Furness Building Society, we can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender