Oswestry conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in Shropshire Council?

Oswestry is situated in Shropshire Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Shropshire Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1133.64
B £1322.58
C £1511.52
D £1700.46
E £2078.34
F £2456.22
G £2834.10
H £3400.92

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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 Oswestry?

Conveyancing fees include legal fees and disbursements.

Disbursements are the costs payable as part of a conveyancing transaction, incurred on your behalf, such as Stamp Duty or Office Copies. Legal fees are for the work our solicitors carry out for you.

Our fees for buying or selling a house in Oswestry are fixed, so what we quote is exactly what you pay

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Oswestry move

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

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I'm buying a property in Oswestry - which searches will I need?

The standard pack includes:

  • Official or Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Regulated Drainage and Water Search
  • Environmental Search
  • Chancel liability insurance (if required)

Occasionally the solicitor will advise further searches , for example a radon gas search.

To work out the total cost of searches on a Oswestry property you can use our 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 conveyancing take when buying a leasehold flat in Oswestry?

Almost every flat in the UK is leasehold. There are also an estimated 1 million leasehold houses throughout the country. The legal work for leasehold property will usually take more time than a freehold property as there is more work involved and there is greater complexity.

Varied factors, such as out-of-date contact information for the freeholder or incomplete service charge accounts, can lead to serious delays.

Our expert leasehold conveyancing team handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month. Our proactive approach means fewer obstacles.

Does a leasehold property take longer to sell?

Yes, that's correct, it can take much longer to conduct the conveyancing to sell leasehold houses or flats when compared to conveyancing on a freehold house.

The buyer's conveyancer must review these documents, like a copy of the freehold property's buildings insurance and three years' filed accounts for the property management. The time it takes the solicitor to get these documents together is the common cause of such delays.

It can take a long time to gather these details if it is difficult to contact the landlord or managing agent, so your solicitor ought to start this process before a buyer has even been found.

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

I am buying a new build property in Oswestry - what do I need to know?

The conveyancing process for buying a new build property in Oswestry .

A conveyancer in Oswestry must be able to deal with things like liaising with the builder's onsite sales team, verifying rights of access and checking new build warranties with warranty providers, including NHBC Buildmark, Advantage and Castle.

Our specialist team of new build solicitors are experts in working with buyers towards a stress free move and working to tight developer deadlines.

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Buying a new build property off plan - what you need to know.

What you need to check before buying a new build home.

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

Yes.

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Oswestry can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

Our conveyancing team are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so whether you are you are switching to an offset mortgage with the HSBC or to a discounted-rate mortgage with the Dudley Building Society, Quittance can help.

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