Lichfield conveyancing FAQs
How much is the council tax in Staffordshire County Council?
Lichfield is situated in Staffordshire County Council. Council tax bands are as follows:
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How much stamp duty will I have to pay?
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How much are conveyancing fees for buying or selling a home in Lichfield?
Conveyancing fees are comprised of legal fees and disbursements.
Disbursements are the costs payable as part of a conveyancing transaction, paid out on your behalf, such as Stamp Duty Land Tax or planning documents. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.
Our conveyancing fees for buying or selling a house in Lichfield are fixed, so what we quote is what you pay
Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Lichfield move
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Will I need property searches when buying a property in Lichfield?
Property searches are detailed enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Lichfield conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. Mortgage lenders also usually require conveyancing searches to be purchased.
How long does conveyancing take when buying a leasehold flat in Lichfield?
Almost all flats are leasehold. Leasehold houses are less common, but there are still an estimated 1 million such properties across the country. The legal work for a leasehold flat typically takes longer than freehold property because leasehold transactions involve more work and more technical complexity exists.
Delays in leasehold transactions could include anything from an unreachable freeholder to missing leasehold documents.
Quittance's expert leasehold solicitors look after hundreds of leasehold clients every month, and our proactive approach can mean faster conveyancing.
What do I need to know if selling a leasehold property in Lichfield?
The conveyancing process for a leasehold flat or house is quite a lot more complex compared to a freehold house.
The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in Lichfield must undertake additional legal work, including requesting all relevant freeholder information, through to looking into potential forfeiture proceedings.
So as to resolve any leasehold-related problems sooner, It is recommended that the seller instruct a Lichfield conveyancing solicitor as early as possible.
I am remortgaging a property in Lichfield - do I need a solicitor?
The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Lichfield remortgage solicitor will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.
Our property solicitors can act for most UK lenders, so no matter whether you are moving to a flexible mortgage with Birmingham Midshires or to a joint mortgage with the Chelsea Building Society, our remortgage team can assist.