Kidsgrove conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in Newcastle-under-Lyme Council?

Kidsgrove is situated in Newcastle-under-Lyme Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band Newcastle-under-Lyme Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1121.49
B £1308.41
C £1495.32
D £1682.24
E £2056.07
F £2429.90
G £2803.73
H £3364.48

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

Conveyancing fees are made up of 2 parts: fees and disbursements.

Disbursements are the extra third-party costs paid out on your behalf, for example HMLR registration fees or Office Copies. Legal fees are for the solicitor's legal work.

Our legal fees for buying or selling a house in Kidsgrove are fixed, - for a standard conveyancing transaction, what we quote is exactly what you pay

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Our conveyancing fees calculator can give you a comprehensive conveyancing quote with a comprehensive list of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Kidsgrove sale or purchase.

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

Searches are enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Kidsgrove 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?

How long does conveyancing take when buying a leasehold flat in Kidsgrove?

Almost every flat in the UK is leasehold. There are also an estimated 1 million leasehold houses throughout the country. The legal work for leasehold property typically takes longer than a freehold house as the freeholder and/or managing agent are also involved.

Examples of delays might include anything from slow delivery of managing agents' documents to an unreachable freeholder.

Quittance's team of leasehold specialists look after hundreds of leasehold clients every month. With specialist expertise there should be far fewer delays.

Does a leasehold property take longer to sell?

Yes, compared to freehold conveyancing. The conveyancing for selling leasehold properties usually takes longer.

The buyer's solicitor will expect to see this leasehold-related paperwork, like management company information and a current statement of service charges. Delays are usually the result of the time it takes your lawyer to source this information.

Your conveyancing solicitor should get this underway before a buyer has even been found, because this paperwork can take a long time to gather if it is difficult to contact the managing agent or landlord.

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

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

Yes.

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

Conveyancing solicitors on the panel for all major lenders - so whether you are you are changing to a fixed-rate mortgage with RBS or to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Dudley Building Society, we can assist.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender