Marple conveyancing FAQs

How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council?

Marple is situated in Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1226.64
B £1431.08
C £1635.52
D £1839.96
E £2248.84
F £2657.72
G £3066.60
H £3679.92

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Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

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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 Marple conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Marple provide legal services on an hourly basis and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

Your conveyancing solicitor will work on a fixed fee basis, with no hidden fees. Your quote will explain what you will pay when your home sale or purchase goes through.

If, for any reason at all, your home sale or purchase does not go ahead, you are covered by our No Move, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm buying a house in Marple which property searches will I require?

The standard search pack will include:

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

Sometimes the solicitor will recommend additional searches , for example a British waterways search.

To work out the price of searches on a Marple house or flat, try our calculator.

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

How long does conveyancing take when buying a leasehold flat in Marple?

Almost all flats are leasehold. There are also an estimated 1 million leasehold houses throughout the country. The conveyancing for a leasehold home typically takes longer than a freehold home because leasehold transactions involve more work.

Examples of delays might include anything from slow delivery of managing agents' documents to uncontactable landlords.

Quittance's expert leasehold solicitors look after hundreds of leasehold clients every month. Our proactive approach means fewer obstacles.

Could the sale of a leasehold property be delayed?

Yes, that's correct, it can take much longer to complete the legal work on leasehold properties, compared to freehold conveyancing.

The buyer's solicitor will need to review several leasehold-related documents, such as details of any breaches by other leaseholders. Delays are usually caused by the time it takes the solicitor to gather this paperwork.

It can take weeks to collect the managing agent's information if the landlord or managing agent is slow or difficult to contact, so the seller's solicitor should commence this even before a sale has been agreed.

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

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

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Marple will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

Quittance's solicitors can act for most UK lenders, so whether you are you are changing to a 100% mortgage with Bradford & Bingley or to a discounted-rate mortgage with the Furness Building Society, we can assist.

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