Melton Mowbray conveyancing FAQs

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

Melton Mowbray is situated in Melton Borough Council. Council tax bands are:

Band Melton Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1157.90
B £1350.88
C £1543.87
D £1736.85
E £2122.82
F £2508.78
G £2894.75
H £3473.70

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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 Melton Mowbray conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Melton Mowbray offer their services on an hourly rate others work on a fixed fee.

Your solicitor will work on a fixed fee basis, with no additional fees hidden in the small print. Your conveyancing quote will explain what you will pay when your move goes through.

If, for whatever reason, your move does not go ahead, you will be covered by our No Sale, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

Will I need property searches when buying a property in Melton Mowbray?

Property searches are enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Melton Mowbray conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. Lenders also usually require conveyancing searches to be purchased.

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

I am buying a leasehold property in Melton Mowbray - what do I need to know?

Purchasing a leasehold house or flat in the UK can be complex when compared to purchasing a freehold. The many potential traps awaiting the unsuspecting buyer can include legally technical issues like overpriced managing agent packs and short leases.

A leasehold solicitor will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

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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?

Is there anything to be aware of if selling a leasehold property in Melton Mowbray?

Conveyancing for a leasehold flat (houses are rarely leasehold) is quite a lot more difficult than for a more straightforward freehold house.

Leasehold complexity involves additional legal work on the part of conveyancing solicitors in Melton Mowbray, and this could include sourcing an up-to-date service charge statement, through to ensuring that leasehold forms are completed.

In order to resolve any leasehold difficulties faster, It is recommended that you instruct a solicitor as soon as possible.

I am remortgaging a property in Melton Mowbray - do I need a solicitor?

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 Melton Mowbray remortgage solicitor can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

Our property solicitors can act for most UK lenders, so no matter whether you are switching to a 95% mortgage with the Halifax or to a flexible mortgage with Birmingham Midshires, our remortgage specialists can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender