Leigh conveyancing FAQs

How much council tax must I pay for a property in Wigan Metropolitan Borough?

Leigh is situated in Wigan Metropolitan Borough. Council tax bands are:

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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Stamp duty calculator

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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 Leigh?

Conveyancing fees will include the conveyancer's legal fees and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the taxes and additional costs incurred on behalf of a buyer or seller, for example Stamp Duty Land Tax and freeholder fees. Legal fees are for the work our solicitors carry out for you.

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

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Leigh home move

Our online conveyancing fees calculator gives an instant conveyancing quote with a comprehensive list of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Leigh sale or purchase.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm purchasing a house in Leigh - what searches do I need?

The standard pack includes:

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

On occasion the initial search results will recommend further searches such as an HS2 search.

To work out how much searches will cost on a Leigh property, try our online conveyancing costs 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 Leigh - what do I need to know?

Purchasing a leasehold flat in the UK requires a number of extra steps when compared to buying a freehold. The numerous common problems lying in wait for an uninformed buyer can include legally technical issues like 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?

Is there anything to be aware of if selling a leasehold property in Leigh?

Conveyancing for a leasehold flat (leasehold houses are uncommon) is quite a lot more complex than it is for a freehold home.

The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in Leigh must carry out additional tasks, for example sourcing an up-to-date service charge statement, through to a copy of the insurance policy.

So as to resolve any leasehold-related delays sooner, It is highly recommended that you instruct a property lawyer as soon as possible.

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

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

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

Our conveyancers are on the panel for all major lenders, so whether you are you are switching to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Nationwide Building Society or to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Bank of Ireland, we can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender