Stanley conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in Durham County Council?

Stanley is situated in Durham County Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Durham County Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1258.30
B £1468.02
C £1677.73
D £1887.45
E £2306.88
F £2726.32
G £3145.75
H £3774.90

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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

Can I claim stamp duty relief as a first time buyer?

Are Stanley conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Stanley offer services on an hourly rate others work on a fixed fee.

Our panel of solicitors work on a fixed fee basis, with no unexpected 'add-ons'. Your conveyancing quote will set out what the fees and disbursements will be when your house sale or purchase goes through.

If, for any reason at all, your house sale or purchase does not go ahead, you have the peace of mind of our No Sale, 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 Stanley?

Conveyancing searches are detailed questions submitted to a number of authorities by Stanley 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 in Stanley?

Almost every flat in the UK is leasehold. There are also an estimated 1 million leasehold houses throughout the country. The conveyancing for a leasehold home can take weeks longer than a freehold home as there is more to prepare and there is greater complexity.

Delays in leasehold transactions could include anything from uncontactable landlords to missing leasehold documents.

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

Could the sale of a leasehold property be delayed?

Yes. The conveyancing for selling a leasehold house or flat usually takes longer.

The buyer's conveyancer must review this leasehold-related paperwork, including a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property. Delays are usually caused by the time it takes the seller's conveyancer to source this information.

It could take several weeks to collect this information if it is difficult to contact the agent responsible for managing the property, so your lawyer should start this process as soon as possible.

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

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

The conveyancing for buying a new build property in Stanley is often more complex than other types of conveyancing.

An experienced solicitor in Stanley will need to be qualified to handle things like handling unreasonable delays, investigating issues with drains and roads that serve the property and working with warranty providers, including NHBC Buildmark, Advantage and ACHI.

Our specialist team of new build conveyancing solicitors are well versed in helping buyers get a stress free move 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 Stanley property?

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Stanley remortgage solicitor can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

Our property lawyers are on the panel for all major lenders, so whether you are you are moving to a fixed-rate mortgage with Santander or to a variable-rate mortgage with the Manchester Building Society, Quittance can help.

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