Oldbury conveyancing FAQs

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

Oldbury is situated in Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1023.40
B £1193.97
C £1364.53
D £1535.10
E £1876.23
F £2217.37
G £2558.50
H £3070.20

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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 Oldbury conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Oldbury offer services on an hourly rate and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

Your solicitor will work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no unexpected 'add-ons'. Your detailed quote will set out what the fees and disbursements will be when your move completes.

If, for any reason at all, your move does not go ahead, you have the peace of mind of 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 Oldbury?

Conveyancing searches are detailed questions submitted to a number of authorities by Oldbury 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?

How long does leasehold conveyancing take?

Almost all flats are leasehold. Leasehold houses are less common, but there are still an estimated 1 million such properties across the country. Buying leasehold property can take weeks more to complete than a freehold house because there is more to prepare and the landlord or managing agent are involved.

Examples of delays might include anything from incomplete service charge accounts to an absent freeholder.

Quittance's team of leasehold specialists complete the legal work for 100's of leasehold purchases each month, and our proactive approach can mean faster conveyancing.

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

The conveyancing process for a leasehold flat is significantly more time-consuming than for a freehold house.

The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in Oldbury will usually undertake additional tasks, including requesting all relevant freeholder information, through to a copy of the lease.

So as to resolve any leasehold-related delays sooner, It is strongly advised that you instruct a lawyer as soon as an estate agent is chosen.

Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Oldbury property?

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Oldbury remortgage solicitor might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

Our conveyancing team can act for most UK lenders, so no matter whether you are moving to an offset mortgage with the NatWest or to a joint mortgage with the Coventry Building Society, we can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender