Southport conveyancing FAQs

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

Southport is situated in Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1194.41
B £1393.47
C £1592.54
D £1791.61
E £2189.75
F £2587.88
G £2986.02
H £3583.22

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Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

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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 Southport conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Southport offer services on a price per hour basis and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

Your solicitor will work on a fixed fee basis, with no unexpected 'add-ons'. Your detailed quote will explain in detail 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 will be covered by 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 Southport?

Conveyancing searches are enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Southport 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 Southport - what do I need to know?

Purchasing a leasehold house or flat can be complex when compared to purchasing a freehold. The many potential traps lying in wait for an uninformed buyer can include legally technical issues like unreasonable managing agent fees and leases with fewer than 80 years to run.

Your 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?

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

Conveyancing for a leasehold property is a great deal more complicated in comparison with a freehold house.

The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in Southport must carry out additional work, such as requesting an up-to-date service charge statement, through to details of historical insurance claims.

To help mitigate the delays involved in selling a leasehold property, It is highly recommended that you instruct a property lawyer as soon as possible.

I am buying a new build property in Southport - what do I need to know?

The conveyancing process for acquiring a new build in Southport can be complicated compared to other types of conveyancing.

An experienced solicitor in Southport must be able to deal with things like handling structural guarantees, spotting incomplete agreements for roads and sewers and working with warranty providers, including NHBC Buildmark, Advantage HCI and CRL.

Our award-winning team of new build conveyancers are highly experienced in helping buyers get the best outcome and working to tight developer deadlines.

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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 Southport property?

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

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Southport might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

Quittance's solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so no matter whether you are moving to a tracker with the Halifax or to a joint mortgage with the Leeds Building Society, Quittance can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender