Standish conveyancing FAQs

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

Standish is situated in Wigan Metropolitan Borough. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1022.05
B £1192.40
C £1362.74
D £1533.08
E £1873.76
F £2214.45
G £2555.13
H £3066.16

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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 Standish?

Conveyancing fees are made up of the conveyancer's legal fees and disbursements.

Disbursements are the extra third-party costs incurred on your behalf, for example Land Registry fees or local authority searches. Legal fees are for the solicitor's legal work.

Our conveyancing fees for buying or selling a house in Standish are fixed, - for a standard conveyancing transaction, what we quote is exactly what you pay

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

Property searches are questions submitted to a number of authorities by Standish 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 the conveyancing on a leasehold property take

Over 90% of flats in the UK are leasehold. There are also an estimated 1 million leasehold houses throughout the country. The legal work for a leasehold flat can take weeks longer than a freehold property as leasehold transactions involve more work and there are more parties involved.

Causes of numerous delays can range from incomplete managing agent information to absent freeholders.

Our specialist leasehold solicitor team look after hundreds of leasehold clients every month, and our proactive approach means delays are less likely to occur.

I am selling a leasehold property in Standish - what do I need to know?

The legal work for a leasehold flat is significantly more complicated than for a more straightforward freehold house.

Leasehold complexity involves extra work on the part of conveyancing solicitors in Standish, for example obtaining an up-to-date service charge statement, through to ascertaining if the incoming lessee (i.e. the seller) is required to buy a share in the building's management company.

To reduce leasehold-related delays, It is recommended that the seller instruct a Standish conveyancing solicitor as early as possible.

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

The conveyancing process for purchasing a new build in Standish .

A conveyancer in Standish will need to be qualified to handle things like handling the uncertainties of buying off plan, confirming rights to use pipes and cables (e.g. phone, data, fibre, electricity) and registering ownership with warranty providers, including NHBC, Advantage HCI and Trenwick International.

Our highly experienced team of new build conveyancing solicitors are experts 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.

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

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Standish remortgage solicitor should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

Our network of solicitors can act for most UK lenders, so whether you are you are changing to a variable-rate with the Bank of Scotland or to a capped-rate mortgage with the Swansea Building Society, we can help.

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