Newcastle Under Lyme conveyancing FAQs
How much is the council tax in Newcastle-under-Lyme Council?
Newcastle Under Lyme is situated in Newcastle-under-Lyme Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:
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Are Newcastle Under Lyme conveyancing fees fixed?
Some conveyancing solicitors in Newcastle Under Lyme carry out the conveyancing on a price per hour basis and other firms will work for a fixed fee.
Quittance's solicitors work on a fixed legal fee basis, with no hidden fees. Your quote will set out what the fees and disbursements will be when your house sale or purchase completes.
If, for any reason at all, your house sale or purchase does not go ahead, you will pay no legal fees at all with our No Sale, No Fee guarantee.
I'm buying a property in Newcastle Under Lyme which property searches will I require?
The standard pack includes:
- Local Authority Search
- Residential Environmental Search
- Drainage and Water Search
- Chancel liability insurance
On occasion the results of the standard searches will necessitate further searches such as a radon gas search.
To see how much searches will cost on a Newcastle Under Lyme house or flat you can use our our conveyancing cost calculator.
How long does leasehold conveyancing take?
Almost every flat in the UK is leasehold. Although much less common, there are also around 1 million leasehold houses nationwide. The conveyancing for a leasehold flat can take weeks longer than a freehold property as there is greater complexity.
Delays in leasehold transactions could include anything from uncontactable landlords to incomplete service charge accounts.
Quittance's expert leasehold solicitors complete the legal work for 100's of leasehold purchases each month. With specialist expertise there should be far fewer delays.
Could the sale of a leasehold property be delayed?
Yes, it can take much more time to carry out the legal work to sell a leasehold house or flat,compared to the sale of a freehold property.
The buyer's conveyancer will expect to see these documents, like a copy of the freehold property's buildings insurance and details of any breaches by other leaseholders. The time needed by to source this information is the common cause of such delays.
The solicitor should get this underway even before a sale has been agreed, because the managing agent's information can take weeks to collect if it is difficult to contact the agent responsible for managing the property.
I am buying a new build property in Newcastle Under Lyme - what do I need to know?
The conveyancing for acquiring a new build in Newcastle Under Lyme .
Your solicitor in Newcastle Under Lyme will need to be qualified to handle things like investigating developer incentives, checking planning conditions have been fulfilled and checking new build warranties with warranty providers such as NHBC Buildmark, Advantage HCI and Trenwick International.
Our specialist team of new build solicitors are experts in representing buyers to achieve the best possible outcome and working to tight developer deadlines.
Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Newcastle Under Lyme property?
Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.
The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.1% (Jan 2021). A good Newcastle Under Lyme remortgage solicitor could save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate by completing the conveyancing quickly.
Our property lawyers are on the panel for all major lenders, so no matter whether you are moving to a variable-rate with the HSBC or to a flexible mortgage with the Leeds Building Society, we can assist.
Can Quittance help with a transfer of equity on my Newcastle Under Lyme property?
A 'transfer of equity' involves changing the ownership structure of a property by adding or removing an owner (or owners) from the deeds. Reasons for an equity transfer include:
- Transferring a property into joint ownership after a marriage or civil partnership.
- Removing an ex-partner from the deeds after a divorce.
- Giving a property to a child or other relative.
- Removing a co-owner who wishes to sell their share.
Quittance's panel of conveyancing solicitors will carry out all the legal work required for your transfer of equity for a low, fixed fee.
How can Quittance help?
If you are buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity in a property in Newcastle Under Lyme, our panel of expert conveyancing solicitors can help.
We aim to deliver a stress-free moving experience. We focus on proactive communication to help drive your sale or purchase forwards.
- No Move, No Fee Guarantee
- Fixed fee conveyancing service
- Newcastle Under Lyme experts
- CQS-accredited panel solicitors
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