Rugeley conveyancing FAQs

How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in Cannock Chase District Council?

Rugeley is situated in Cannock Chase District Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Cannock Chase District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1142.37
B £1332.76
C £1523.16
D £1713.55
E £2094.34
F £2475.13
G £2855.92
H £3427.10

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Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

How much stamp duty will I have to pay?

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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?

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

Conveyancing fees are made up of fees and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the third-party costs incurred on your behalf, for example Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) or landlord's notice fees. Legal fees are for the work our solicitors carry out for you.

Our legal fees for buying or selling a house in Rugeley are fixed, - for a standard conveyancing transaction, what we quote is what you pay

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Rugeley property sale or purchase

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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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

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

Property searches are detailed questions submitted to a number of authorities by Rugeley 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?

Over 90% of flats in the UK are leasehold. Although much less common, there are also around 1 million leasehold houses nationwide. The conveyancing for leasehold property can take weeks longer than a freehold house because leasehold transactions involve more work and more technical complexity exists.

Examples of delays might include anything from missing leasehold documents to an unresponsive landlord.

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

Does the conveyancing for selling leasehold take longer?

Yes, it can take considerably longer to conduct the conveyancing to sell leasehold properties,compared to the sale of a freehold property.

The buyer's conveyancer must review this leasehold-related paperwork, like a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property and details of any breaches by other leaseholders. The time it takes your solicitor to get these documents together is commonly the source of delays.

It could take several weeks to collect these details if it is difficult to contact the landlord or managing agent, so your conveyancing 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 remortgaging a property in Rugeley - do I need a solicitor?

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Rugeley could save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate by completing the conveyancing quickly.

Our conveyancers can act for most UK lenders, so whether you are you are moving to a lifetime tracker mortgage with the Halifax or to a variable-rate mortgage with the Buckinghamshire Building Society, we can assist.

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