Hindley conveyancing FAQs

How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in Wigan Metropolitan Borough?

Hindley is situated in Wigan Metropolitan Borough. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1022.05
B £1192.40
C £1362.74
D £1533.08
E £1873.76
F £2214.45
G £2555.13
H £3066.16

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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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Read more about stamp duty:

What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

Are Hindley conveyancing fees fixed?

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

Quittance's solicitors work on a fixed legal fee basis, with no sneaky extras. Your conveyancing quote will set out what the fees and disbursements will be when your house sale or purchase completes.

If, for whatever reason, your house sale or purchase 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?

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

Conveyancing searches are enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Hindley 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?

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

Buying a leasehold house or flat in the UK can be complicated. The many potential traps awaiting an uninformed purchaser can include legally technical issues like undisclosed major works and leases with fewer than 80 years to run.

A good property lawyer 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 sale conveyancing take longer for leasehold?

Compared to freehold property, yes. The legal work for selling a leasehold property usually takes longer.

The buyer's conveyancer will need to review this leasehold-related paperwork, like a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property and a current statement of service charges. Typically, delays are due to the time it takes your lawyer to source this information.

The seller's solicitor should get this underway at the earliest opportunity, because these details can take a long time to gather if it is difficult to contact the managing agent or landlord or they are slow to respond.

Read more:

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

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

Yes.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Hindley might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

Our conveyancers are on the panel for all major lenders, so no matter whether you are moving to an interest-only mortgage with Barclays Bank or to a two-year discount with Birmingham Midshires, we can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender