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The city of Liverpool has one of the largest economies in the UK.

Historically its growth came from its importance as a major port and trading city, and recent multi-million pound investments will ensure that the Port of Liverpool continues its expansion. Throughout the rest of the city significant regeneration since 2010 has made Liverpool an attractive place to set up home. This is reflected in its demographics, with just under half the population being under 30 years old.

With the new development at Liverpool Waters just getting under way, and a huge range of cultural and leisure attractions, the city continues to be a vibrant place to live and work.

Liverpool conveyancing FAQs

How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in Liverpool City Council?

Liverpool is situated in Liverpool City Council. Council tax bands are:

Band Liverpool City Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1237.79
B £1444.09
C £1650.39
D £1856.69
E £2269.29
F £2681.89
G £3094.48
H £3713.38

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Read more about stamp duty:

What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

Are Liverpool conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Liverpool offer services on a price per hour basis others work on a fixed fee.

Our panel of solicitors work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no sneaky extras. Your conveyancing quote will set out what you will pay when your property sale or purchase completes.

If, for any reason at all, your property sale or purchase does not go ahead, you will pay no legal fees at all with our No Move, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm buying a property in Liverpool - which searches will I need?

The standard pack includes:

  • Local Authority Search
  • Water search
  • Environmental Search
  • Chancel search liability

On occasion the initial search results will recommend further searches such as a specialist environmental search.

To find out how much searches will cost on a Liverpool purchase use our calculator.

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

How long does leasehold conveyancing take in Liverpool?

Almost all flats are leasehold. The conveyancing for leasehold property will usually take more time than a freehold home because there is more work involved and more technical complexity exists.

Varied factors, such as an unresponsive landlord or slow receipt of the managing agent information, can lead to serious delays.

Quittance's expert leasehold solicitors look after hundreds of leasehold clients every month, and our proactive approach means delays are less likely to occur.

Does sale conveyancing take longer for leasehold?

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

The buyer's conveyancer will want to see this leasehold-related paperwork, like a copy of the freehold property's buildings insurance and details of any breaches by other leaseholders. The time required by your lawyer to get these documents together is the common cause of such delays.

It can take a long time to gather these details if it is difficult to contact the agent responsible for managing the property, so your solicitor should commence this before a buyer has even been found.

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

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

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

A property lawyer in Liverpool must be able to deal with things like dealing with fast exchange timeframes, ensuring new estate roads are adopted and registering ownership with warranty providers such as NHBC Buildmark, Advantage and BLP.

Our specialist team of new build solicitors are highly experienced in working with buyers towards a successful transaction 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.

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

Yes you will need a solicitor to handle the legal side of the remortgage.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Liverpool remortgage solicitor will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

Our conveyancing team are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so no matter whether you are switching to a 100% mortgage with the Bank of Scotland or to a flexible mortgage with the Yorkshire Building Society, we can help.

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