Kidderminster conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in Wyre Forest District Council?

Kidderminster is situated in Wyre Forest District Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Wyre Forest District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1154.93
B £1347.42
C £1539.91
D £1732.40
E £2117.38
F £2502.36
G £2887.33
H £3464.80

Read more:

Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

How much stamp duty will I have to pay?

£

Read more about stamp duty:

What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

Are Kidderminster conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Kidderminster offer services on an hourly basis others work on a fixed fee.

Quittance's solicitors work on a fixed fee basis, with no additional fees hidden in the small print. Your quote will explain what you will pay when your house sale or purchase goes through.

If, for any reason at all, your house sale or purchase does not go ahead, you are covered by our No Move, No Fee guarantee.

Read more:

How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm buying a house in Kidderminster - what searches do I need?

The standard search pack will include:

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

Sometimes the results of the standard searches will necessitate specialist searches , for example a mining search.

To find out the cost of searches on a Kidderminster purchase you can use our our conveyancing calculator.

Read more:

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

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

Purchasing a leasehold house or flat in the UK requires a number of extra steps when compared to buying a freehold. The many potential traps awaiting the unsuspecting purchaser can include legally technical issues like sinking fund issues and leases with fewer than 80 years to run.

A leasehold solicitor will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

Read more:

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?

What do I need to know if selling a leasehold property in Kidderminster?

The conveyancing process for a leasehold flat is much more protracted than for a freehold property.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Kidderminster will need to conduct additional legal work, including collating the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to a copy of the insurance policy.

In order to resolve any leasehold problems faster, It is recommended that the vendor contact a property lawyer as soon as is practicable.

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

The legal work for buying a new build home in Kidderminster .

Your solicitor in Kidderminster will need to be qualified to handle things like handling reservation fees, confirming building regulation compliance and working with warranty providers, including NHBC, Advantage and Protek.

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

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

Yes.

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Kidderminster remortgage solicitor will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

Our conveyancers can act for most UK lenders, so no matter whether you are switching to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Halifax or to a flexible mortgage with the Allied Irish Bank, our remortgage specialists can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender