Staffordshire conveyancing FAQs

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

Staffordshire is situated in Stafford Borough Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

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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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 Staffordshire?

Conveyancing fees are made up of fees and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the costs payable as part of a conveyancing transaction, paid out on your behalf, e.g. Land Registry fees or indemnity policies. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

Our legal fees for buying or selling a house in Staffordshire are fixed, which means that for a standard conveyancing transaction, what we quote is exactly what you pay

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Our conveyancing fees calculator can give you a comprehensive conveyancing quote including all of the legal costs involved in buying and selling your home.

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

Searches are questions submitted to a number of authorities by Staffordshire 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?

How long does leasehold conveyancing take?

Almost all flats are leasehold. There are also an estimated 1 million leasehold houses throughout the country. Purchasing a leasehold flat typically takes longer than a freehold home because there is more work involved and more technical complexity exists.

Causes of numerous delays can range from slow receipt of the managing agent information to out-of-date contact information for the freeholder.

Quittance's expert leasehold solicitors handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month, and our proactive approach can mean faster conveyancing.

Does sale conveyancing take longer for leasehold?

Yes, that's correct, it can take considerably longer to carry out the conveyancing on a leasehold home,compared to the sale of a freehold property.

The solicitor acting for the buyer will need to review these documents. These could include details of any breaches by other leaseholders and a copy of the freehold property's buildings insurance. The time it takes the seller's conveyancer to gather this paperwork is the common cause of such delays.

The seller's solicitor should get this underway even before you have found a buyer, as the managing agent's information can take weeks to collect if the landlord or managing agent is slow or difficult to contact.

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

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

The conveyancing process for acquiring a new build in Staffordshire .

An experienced solicitor in Staffordshire will need to be qualified to handle things like checking the suitability of new build insurance, spotting incomplete agreements for roads and sewers and checking new build warranties with warranty providers, including NHBC Buildmark, Advantage and Capital Warranties.

Our highly experienced team of new build conveyancing solicitors 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.

I am remortgaging a property in Staffordshire - do I need a solicitor?

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Staffordshire should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

Our conveyancing solicitors are on the panel for all major lenders, so whether you are you are moving to an offset mortgage with the NatWest or to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Barnsley Building Society, we can assist.

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