Maghull conveyancing FAQs

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

Maghull is situated in Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1194.41
B £1393.47
C £1592.54
D £1791.61
E £2189.75
F £2587.88
G £2986.02
H £3583.22

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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 Maghull?

Conveyancing fees are made up of fees and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the third-party costs incurred on behalf of a buyer or seller, for example HMLR fees or ground rent service charges. Legal fees are for the work our solicitors carry out for you.

Our solicitor's legal fees for buying or selling a house in Maghull are fixed, which means that for a standard conveyancing transaction, what we quote is what you pay

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Maghull sale or purchase

Our conveyancing fees calculator gives you a detailed fixed fee quote including all of the legal costs involved in buying and selling your home.

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I'm purchasing a property in Maghull - which searches will I need?

The standard pack includes:

  • Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Environmental Search
  • Regulated Drainage and Water Search
  • Chancel liability insurance (if required)

Sometimes the solicitor will recommend additional searches such as a radon gas search.

To see how much searches will cost on a Maghull move, use our calculator.

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

How long does the conveyancing on a leasehold property take

Almost all flats are leasehold. Leasehold houses are less common, but there are still an estimated 1 million such properties across the country. Purchasing a leasehold property can take weeks longer than a freehold property because leasehold transactions involve more work and the freeholder and/or managing agent are also involved.

Varied factors, such as an unreachable freeholder or missing leasehold documents, can lead to serious delays.

Quittance's team of leasehold specialists complete the legal work for 100's of leasehold purchases each month, and our proactive approach means delays are less likely to occur.

Does it take longer to sell a leasehold property?

Compared to freehold property, yes. The conveyancing for selling a leasehold property can be seriously delayed.

The buyer's solicitor will want to see this leasehold-related paperwork, including a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property. The time it takes your lawyer to gather this paperwork is the common cause of such delays.

The seller's solicitor should commence this even before a sale has been agreed, because these details could take several weeks to collect if the managing agent or landlord is slow or difficult to contact.

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

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

The legal work for acquiring a new build in Maghull .

A solicitor in Maghull will need to be qualified to handle things like checking new build mortgage procedures are followed, investigating road and drainage issues and working with warranty providers, including NHBC, Advantage HCI and HAPM.

Our specialist team of new build conveyancers are well versed in working with buyers towards a successful transaction and working to tight developer deadlines.

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Buying a new build property off plan - what you need to know.

What you need to check before buying a new build home.

I am remortgaging a property in Maghull - do I need a solicitor?

Yes.

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Maghull remortgage solicitor could save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate by completing the conveyancing quickly.

Our conveyancers are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so whether you are you are moving to a tracker with Britannia or to a joint mortgage with the Yorkshire Building Society, we can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender