Stalybridge conveyancing FAQs

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

Stalybridge is situated in Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council. Council tax bands are:

Band Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1103.80
B £1287.77
C £1471.73
D £1655.70
E £2023.63
F £2391.57
G £2759.50
H £3311.40

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Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

How much stamp duty will I have to pay?

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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 Stalybridge conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Stalybridge offer services on an hourly basis others work on a fixed fee.

Quittance's property lawyers work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no nasty surprises. Your detailed quote will explain in detail what the fees and disbursements will be when your house sale or purchase completes.

If, for whatever reason, your house sale or purchase does not go ahead, you are covered by our No Sale, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm purchasing a property in Stalybridge - what searches do I need?

The standard search pack will include:

  • Local Authority Search
  • Residential Environmental Search
  • Drainage and Water Search
  • Chancel search liability

Sometimes the solicitor will recommend further searches , for example a radon gas search.

To see the cost of searches on a Stalybridge property try our online conveyancing costs calculator.

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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 Stalybridge?

The vast majority of flats are leasehold. There are also an estimated 1 million leasehold houses throughout the country. The legal work for a leasehold property typically takes longer than a freehold property as more technical complexity exists.

Varied factors, such as an unresponsive landlord or slow receipt of the managing agent information, can lead to serious delays.

Quittance's team of leasehold specialists look after hundreds of leasehold clients every month. With specialist expertise there should be far fewer delays.

Does sale conveyancing take longer for leasehold?

Compared to freehold property, yes. Sale conveyancing for a leasehold house or flat typically takes longer.

The buyer's solicitor must review several leasehold-related documents, such as three years' filed accounts for the property management. The time it takes the seller's conveyancer to source this information is the common cause of such delays.

Your solicitor ought to start this process even before you have found a buyer, as these details can take a long time to gather if it is difficult to contact the managing agent or they are slow to respond.

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

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

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Stalybridge remortgage solicitor might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

Our conveyancing team are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so whether you are you are moving to a fixed-rate mortgage with RBS or to a capped-rate mortgage with the Darlington Building Society, Quittance can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender