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:
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Are Stanley conveyancing fees fixed?
Some conveyancing solicitors in Stanley offer services on an hourly rate others work on a fixed fee.
Your solicitor will 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 0.1% (Jan 2021). 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.
I am transferring equity in a Stanley property - do I need a solicitor?
If you plan to carry out a transfer of equity on your property, Quittance can help. Whether you are adding a spouse to the property deeds, gifting a property to a child or relative, or need to remove an ex-partner, our conveyancing panel can handle the legal work. If you are also remortgaging, our solicitor panel can also include this in your fixed-fee quote.
How can Quittance help?
If you are buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity in a property in Stanley, our panel of expert conveyancing solicitors can help.
We aim to deliver a stress-free moving experience. We focus on proactive communication to help drive your sale or purchase forwards.
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