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Historically in Cheshire, the town of Sale now forms part Trafford in of Greater Manchester, Situated around 8km south-west of central Manchester on the south bank of the River Mersey, in 2017 Sale was voted among England's most desirable towns in which to live.

Sale's sense of community and wide range of affordable properties make it appealing to families, first-time buyers and retirees alike, and there are good transport links to Manchester via the Metrolink.

Although an urban area, Sale also has a huge amount of green space and woodland, including Sale Water Park, Walton Park and Worthington Park.

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Sale conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in Trafford Council?

Sale is situated in Trafford Council. Council tax bands are:

Band Trafford Council Tax (2018/19)
A £990.51
B £1155.59
C £1320.68
D £1485.76
E £1815.93
F £2146.10
G £2476.27
H £2971.52

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Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

How much stamp duty will I have to pay?

£

Read more about stamp duty:

What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

Can I claim stamp duty relief as a first time buyer?

Are Sale conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Sale provide legal services on a price per hour basis others work on a fixed fee.

Quittance's property lawyers work on a fixed legal fee basis, with no unexpected 'add-ons'. Your quote will explain what you will pay when your house sale or purchase completes.

If, for any reason at all, your house sale or purchase does not go ahead, you are covered by our No Sale, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm buying a home in Sale - which searches will I need?

The search pack for a standard property includes:

  • Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Regulated Water Search
  • Residential Environmental Search
  • Chancel liability insurance

Sometimes the results of the standard searches will necessitate further searches , for example a search.

To find out the total cost of searches on a Sale move use 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?

Almost all flats are leasehold. There are also an estimated 1 million leasehold houses throughout the country. The legal work for a leasehold home can take weeks longer than freehold property as there is more to prepare and the landlord or managing agent are involved.

Causes of numerous delays can range from incomplete service charge accounts to uncontactable landlords.

Our specialist leasehold solicitor team 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?

Correct, it can take much longer to complete the legal work on leasehold properties when compared to conveyancing on a freehold house.

The buyer's solicitor will expect to see several leasehold-related documents, including management company information. The time it takes your solicitor to get these documents together is usually the cause of these delays.

It can take weeks to collect the managing agent's information if the managing agent or landlord is slow or difficult to contact, so your conveyancing solicitor should get this underway before a buyer has even been found.

Read more:

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

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

Yes.

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

Our conveyancing team can act for most UK lenders, so whether you are you are moving to a tracker with Santander or to a flexible mortgage with the Harpenden Building Society, Quittance can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender