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The city of Nottingham and its surrounding suburbs form the largest urban area in the East Midlands. Home to the UK head offices of several major companies, it was ranked in the top 10 UK cities for job growth for the period 2004 to 2013.

In 2015 it was revealed that more new companies were started in the preceding 12 months that in any other UK city. Target sectors for economic development are digital media, life sciences, financial and business services. Around 80 science-based companies form BioCity, the UK's biggest bioscience innovation and incubation centre.

Nottingham became a UNESCO City of Literature, a reflection of its heritage, thriving publishing industry and strong contemporary literary community.

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Nottingham conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in Nottinghamshire County Council?

Nottingham is situated in Nottinghamshire County Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band Nottingham City Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1307.56
B £1525.50
C £1743.42
D £1961.35
E £2397.20
F £2833.06
G £3268.91
H £3922.70

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How much stamp duty will I have to pay?

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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 Nottingham?

Conveyancing fees are comprised of the conveyancer's legal fees and disbursements.

Disbursements are the third-party costs paid out on your behalf, e.g. Stamp Duty or property searches. Legal fees are for the solicitor's legal work.

Our conveyancing fees for buying or selling a house in Nottingham are fixed, meaning for a standard transaction, what we quote is exactly what you pay

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Nottingham home move

Our conveyancing fees calculator gives an instant conveyancing quote with a detailed breakdown of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Nottingham sale or purchase.

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I'm purchasing a property in Nottingham which property searches will I require?

The standard search pack will include:

  • Local Authority Search
  • Regulated Drainage and Water Search
  • Environmental Search
  • Chancel liability insurance

On occasion the results of the standard searches will necessitate specialist searches such as a specialist environmental search.

To work out the cost of searches on a Nottingham house or flat, try our online conveyancing costs calculator.

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

How long does leasehold conveyancing take in Nottingham?

Almost every flat in the UK is leasehold. Although much less common, there are also around 1 million leasehold houses nationwide. The legal work for a leasehold flat will usually take more time than a freehold house as there is more to prepare and the freeholder and/or managing agent are also involved.

Examples of delays might include anything from missing leasehold documents to out-of-date contact information for the freeholder.

Our specialist leasehold solicitor team handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month, and our proactive approach can mean faster conveyancing.

I am selling a leasehold property in Nottingham - what do I need to know?

The legal work for a leasehold property is a great deal more protracted than for a more straightforward freehold house.

Leasehold complexity involves extra work on the part of conveyancing solicitors in Nottingham, and this could include requesting all relevant freeholder information, through to a copy of the service charge budget for the current year.

So as to resolve any leasehold-related issues sooner, It is strongly advised that the vendor contact a lawyer as soon as the property is marketed, if not before,.

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

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Nottingham remortgage solicitor might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

Our conveyancing solicitors can act for most UK lenders, so whether you are you are switching to an offset mortgage with Santander or to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Darlington Building Society, we can assist.

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