Shirley conveyancing FAQs

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

Shirley is situated in Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1016.40
B £1185.80
C £1355.20
D £1524.60
E £1863.40
F £2202.20
G £2541.00
H £3049.20

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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 Shirley?

Conveyancing fees include the solicitor's legal and disbursements.

Disbursements are the extra third-party costs paid out on your behalf, such as Stamp Duty Land Tax or searches. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

Our legal fees for buying or selling a house in Shirley are fixed, so for a standard conveyancing transaction, what you pay is exactly what you see in your quote.

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Shirley sale or purchase

Our online conveyancing fees calculator can give you a comprehensive conveyancing quote with a comprehensive list of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Shirley sale or purchase.

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

Property searches are detailed questions submitted to a number of authorities by Shirley 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 conveyancing take when buying a leasehold flat in Shirley?

The vast majority of flats are leasehold. Although much less common, there are also around 1 million leasehold houses nationwide. The legal work for a leasehold home typically takes longer than a freehold home as the freeholder and/or managing agent are also involved.

Causes of numerous delays can range from slow delivery of managing agents' documents to an unreachable freeholder.

Quittance's team of leasehold specialists look after hundreds of leasehold clients every month, and our proactive approach can mean faster conveyancing.

What do I need to know if selling a leasehold property in Shirley?

The legal work for a leasehold flat or house is a great deal more difficult than for a freehold property.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Shirley must undertake additional legal work, such as sourcing the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to a copy of the insurance policy schedule.

To help mitigate the delays involved in selling a leasehold property, It is recommended that the seller instruct a conveyancer as soon as possible, and preferably before marketing the property,.

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

Yes you will need a solicitor to handle the legal side of the remortgage.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Shirley remortgage solicitor will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

Our conveyancers are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so no matter whether you are changing to a variable-rate with Britannia or to a discounted-rate mortgage with the Swansea Building Society, our remortgage specialists can help.

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