Shropshire conveyancing FAQs

How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in Shropshire Council?

Shropshire is situated in Shropshire Council. Council tax bands are:

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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Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

Stamp duty calculator

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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?

Are Shropshire conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Shropshire provide legal services on an hourly rate others work on a fixed fee.

Our panel of solicitors work on a fixed fee basis, with no hidden fees. Your conveyancing quote will explain in detail what the legal fees will be when your property transaction completes.

If, for any reason at all, your property transaction does not go ahead, you will pay no legal fees at all with our No Sale, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm purchasing a home in Shropshire which property searches will I require?

The standard search pack will include:

  • Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Environmental Search
  • Regulated Water Search
  • Chancel search liability

Sometimes the initial search results will recommend specialist searches such as a flood search.

To check the cost of searches on a Shropshire property, try our conveyancing cost calculator.

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What are conveyancing searches when buying a home and do I need them?

How long does leasehold conveyancing take in Shropshire?

Over 90% of flats in the UK are leasehold. The legal work for a leasehold home will usually take more time than a freehold home because there is more work involved.

Causes of numerous delays can range from slow receipt of the managing agent information to an absent freeholder.

Quittance's team of leasehold specialists handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month. Our proactive approach means fewer obstacles.

Does it take longer to sell a leasehold property?

Yes, it can take much longer to complete the legal work on a leasehold property,compared to the sale of a freehold property.

The buyer's solicitor must review this leasehold-related paperwork. These could include details of any breaches by other leaseholders and a copy of the freehold property's buildings insurance. The time needed by to get these documents together is the common cause of such delays.

It can take a long time to gather the managing agent's information if the agent responsible for managing the property is slow or difficult to contact, so the solicitor should 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 Shropshire - what do I need to know?

The conveyancing process for purchasing a new build property in Shropshire is more complicated than buying an existing property.

An experienced solicitor in Shropshire will need to be qualified to handle things like dealing with lender conditions, confirming building regulation compliance and registering ownership with warranty providers such as NHBC, Advantage HCI and AHCI.

Our award-winning team of new build solicitors are highly experienced in representing buyers to achieve a stress free move and working to tight developer deadlines.

Read more:

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

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

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

Yes.

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Shropshire will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

Our property lawyers are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so no matter whether you are moving to a flexible mortgage with the NatWest or to a variable-rate mortgage with the Allied Irish Bank, Quittance can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender