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Littleborough Conveyancing: FAQs

Our Littleborough conveyancing experts tackle some of the common questions we get asked by home buyers and sellers.

Buying property in Littleborough

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

The conveyancing process for acquiring a new build in Littleborough can be complicated compared to other types of conveyancing.

A property lawyer in Littleborough will need to be qualified to handle things like checking new build mortgage procedures are followed, ensuring new estate roads are adopted and registering ownership with warranty providers such as NHBC Buildmark, Advantage HCI and BOPAS.

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.

How much Council Tax must I pay for a property in Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council in 2022?

Littleborough is situated in Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council. Council tax bands are:

Band Rochdale Council Tax (2022/23)
A £1,406.84
B £1,641.31
C £1,875.78
D £2,110.26
E £2,579.21
F £3,048.15
G £3,517.10
H £4,220.52

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Are you paying more Council Tax than you should be?

I'm purchasing a home in Littleborough - what searches do I need?

The standard search pack will include:

  • Local Authority Search
  • Residential Environmental Search
  • Drainage and Water Search
  • Chancel liability insurance

Sometimes the initial search results will recommend further searches such as a British waterways search.

To find out the price of searches on a Littleborough house or flat you can use our our conveyancing 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 Littleborough - what do I need to know?

Buying a leasehold property in the UK can be complicated. The numerous common problems lying in wait for the unsuspecting purchaser can include legally technical issues like unpaid service charges by the existing leaseholder and excessive freehold premiums.

A good property lawyer 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?

Selling property in Littleborough

I am selling a leasehold property in Littleborough - what do I need to know?

Conveyancing for a leasehold flat is a great deal more specialised than it is for a freehold home.

The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in Littleborough will need to conduct additional work, such as collating the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to a copy of the service charge budget for the current year.

In order to resolve any leasehold problems faster, It is recommended that you instruct a property lawyer as early in the process as possible, potentially before putting the property on the market.

Remortgaging in Littleborough

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


The Bank of England base rate is currently 1.25% (June 2022). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Littleborough should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

A network of solicitors acting for all major lenders - so no matter whether you are switching to a flexible mortgage with Santander or to a discounted-rate mortgage with the Darlington Building Society, we can assist.

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Transferring equity in Littleborough

I want to transfer equity in my Littleborough property - how does this work?

When one or more joint owners of a property transfers (gifts or sells) their share in a property, this is called a 'transfer of equity'. A solicitor can carry out the legal process for a transfer of equity, register the new owner(s) of the property and take care of any Stamp Duty paperwork. Your conveyancing solicitor can complete the process for a fixed fee.

Get a transfer of equity conveyancing quote

Comparing Conveyancing Quotes in Littleborough

Conveyancing fees and disbursements - What's the difference?

Legal fees are paid to your property lawyer. Depending on your circumstances, these could include a equity loan fee or Help to Buy fee.

Disbursements are costs paid to third parties, such as freeholders.

How much should I be paying for conveyancing in 2022?

Market research in July, 2022 shows that the actual cost of conveyancing can vary significantly between property lawyers.

To accurately compare Littleborough conveyancing quotes, you should be aware of the potential additional fees charged by some solicitors that could increase the cost of your property sale or purchase.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2022?

General Littleborough property lawyers FAQs

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

Conveyancing fees are made up of 2 parts: the solicitor's legal and disbursements.

Disbursements are the taxes and additional costs incurred on behalf of a buyer or seller, e.g. Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) and management company information. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

Your conveyancing fees for buying or selling a house in Littleborough are fixed, meaning what you pay is exactly what you see in your quote.

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Littleborough property sale or purchase

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

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2022?

How we can help you

If you are buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity in a property in Littleborough and need an expert conveyancing solicitor, we can take care of the legal side of your move.

We work with a panel of specialist conveyancing solicitors to deliver a stress-free moving experience.

  • No Move, No Fee Guarantee
  • Fixed fee conveyancing service
  • Littleborough experts
  • CQS-accredited panel solicitors
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