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The City of Salford in Greater Manchester includes the towns of Eccles, Worsley, Swinton, Walkden and Irlam. Its docks, opened in 1894 were a thriving industrial hub for almost 90 years, but after they were abandoned in 1982, Salford Council purchased the site and a period of significant regeneration took place. In 2012 Salford became the home to Coronation Street at Media City UK.

Over the past decade, other parts of Salford have also been transformed by huge financial investment, and the area has risen in popularity. With good transport links to town and countryside, Salford is an affordable alternative to nearby Manchester, though property prices are predicted to rise faster than the national average.

Salford conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in Salford City Council?

Salford is situated in Salford City Council. Council tax bands are:

Band Salford City Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1172.70
B £1368.15
C £1563.60
D £1759.05
E £2149.95
F £2540.85
G £2931.75
H £3518.10

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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

Are Salford conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Salford provide legal services on an hourly basis and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

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

If, for any reason at all, your move does not go ahead, you will pay no legal fees at all with our No Move, 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 Salford?

Searches are detailed enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Salford 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?

I am buying a leasehold property in Salford - what do I need to know?

Purchasing a leasehold house or flat can be complex. The many potential traps lying in wait for the unsuspecting purchaser can include legally technical issues like unpaid service charges by the existing leaseholder and short leases.

A specialist leasehold solicitor will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

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What you need to know about buying a leasehold property

Should I be wary of buying a leasehold house?

Should I buy a property with a short lease?

Does a leasehold property take longer to sell?

Yes, that's correct, it can take much more time to complete the legal work on leasehold houses or flats when compared to conveyancing on a freehold house.

The solicitor acting for the buyer will need to review this leasehold-related paperwork, like management company information and an up-to-date statement of service charges. Delays are usually the result of the time required by the solicitor to source this information.

Your solicitor should start this process as soon as possible, because these details can take a long time to gather if it is difficult to contact the managing agent or they are slow to respond.

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

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

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

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

Our conveyancers are on the panel for all major lenders, so whether you are you are moving to a variable-rate with the Halifax or to a variable-rate mortgage with the Market Harborough Building Society, we can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender