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Situated on the south bank of the River Tees, Middlesbrough forms part of the wider Teesside conurbation. Three miles to the east is Teesport, the third largest port in the UK, which handles products made by the steel and chemicals industry centred in the district.

As well as a stronghold for these industries, Middlesbrough also has a growing reputation for developing digital businesses, supported by Teesside University. The attractive beaches on the North Sea coast are a short drive away and the town is also bordered by the North York Moors National Park to the south.

Middlesbrough conveyancing FAQs

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

Middlesbrough is situated in Middlesbrough Borough Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Middlesbrough Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1245.69
B £1453.30
C £1660.92
D £1868.53
E £2283.76
F £2698.99
G £3114.22
H £3737.06

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

Conveyancing fees will include the conveyancer's legal fees and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the taxes and additional costs paid out on your behalf, such as HMLR registration fees and land charges. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

Our fees for buying or selling a house in Middlesbrough are fixed, - what we quote is what you pay

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Our online conveyancing fees calculator can give you a comprehensive conveyancing quote including all of the legal costs involved in buying and selling your home.

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Will I need property searches when buying a property in Middlesbrough?

Searches are detailed enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Middlesbrough conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. Mortgage 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?

How long does leasehold conveyancing take?

The vast majority of flats are leasehold. There are also an estimated 1 million leasehold houses throughout the country. Purchasing leasehold property can take weeks longer than freehold property because leasehold transactions involve more work.

Examples of delays might include anything from slow receipt of the managing agent information to out-of-date contact information for the freeholder.

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

Does a leasehold property take longer to sell?

Yes, it can take considerably longer to conduct the conveyancing to sell a leasehold home when compared to conveyancing on a freehold house.

The buyer's solicitor will want to see this leasehold-related paperwork, like management company information and an up-to-date statement of service charges. The time needed by your lawyer to source this information is the common cause of such delays.

It can take a long time to gather this paperwork if it is difficult to contact the managing agent, so your solicitor should start this process as soon as possible.

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

I am remortgaging a property in Middlesbrough - 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 Middlesbrough remortgage solicitor should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

Quittance's solicitors can act for most UK lenders, so no matter whether you are moving to a flexible mortgage with the NatWest or to a long-term fixed mortgage with the Darlington Building Society, we can help.

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