Stafford conveyancing FAQs

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

Stafford is situated in Stafford Borough Council. Council tax bands are:

Band Stafford Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1100.95
B £1284.44
C £1467.93
D £1651.42
E £2018.40
F £2385.38
G £2752.37
H £3302.84

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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 Stafford conveyancing fees fixed?

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

Our panel of expert solicitors work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no sneaky extras. Your conveyancing quote will explain what you will pay when your home sale or purchase goes through.

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

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm buying a house in Stafford - which searches will I need?

The standard search pack will include:

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

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

To find out the total cost of searches on a Stafford move use our conveyancing calculator.

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

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

is more complicated than buying a freehold. The many potential problems awaiting an uninformed buyer can include legally technical issues like overpriced managing agent packs and leases with fewer than 80 years to run.

Your conveyancing 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 Stafford?

The legal work for a leasehold property is a great deal more difficult in comparison with a freehold house.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Stafford will need to conduct additional tasks, and this could include collating 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 house or flat, It is recommended that the vendor contact a lawyer as soon as the decision is made to sell.

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

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

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

Our conveyancing team can act for most UK lenders, so no matter whether you are moving to an offset mortgage with the NatWest or to a joint mortgage with the Coventry Building Society, we can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender