Famous for its industrial scale potteries, the city of Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire was created from a federation of 6 towns in 1910 - Burslem, Hanley, Tunstall, Longton and Fenton and Stoke.
While Stoke is still home to famous brands such as Royal Doulton and Wedgwood, there are around 9,000 other businesses thriving in the city. An independent review in 2016 found Stoke-on-Trent to be among the best cities in the UK to start a business, based on a number of factors including commercial property, energy, virtual offices and transport links.
The area is close to the Staffordshire moorlands and Peak District National Park, and average house prices are 25% below the national average, making it attractive to first-time buyers.
Stoke On Trent conveyancing FAQs
What are the council tax bands in Stoke-on-Trent City Council?
Stoke On Trent is situated in Stoke-on-Trent City Council. Council tax bands are as follows:
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How much are conveyancing fees for buying or selling a home in Stoke On Trent?
Conveyancing fees will include fees and disbursements.
Disbursements are the costs payable as part of a conveyancing transaction, incurred on behalf of a buyer or seller, such as Land Registry fees and freeholder fees. Legal fees are for the work your solicitor carries out for you.
Our conveyancing fees for buying or selling a house in Stoke On Trent are fixed, so your fixed fee conveyancing quote will have no additional fees
Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Stoke On Trent property sale or purchase
Our online conveyancing fees calculator gives you a detailed fixed fee quote with a detailed breakdown of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Stoke On Trent sale or purchase.
Will I need property searches when buying a property in Stoke On Trent?
Searches are questions submitted to a number of authorities by Stoke On Trent conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. Lenders also usually require conveyancing searches to be purchased.
How long does leasehold conveyancing take?
Almost every flat in the UK is leasehold. The conveyancing 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.
Quittance's expert leasehold solicitors look after hundreds of leasehold clients every month. Our proactive approach means fewer obstacles.
Does a leasehold property take longer to sell?
Yes. The conveyancing for selling a leasehold property typically takes longer.
The buyer's conveyancer must review these documents. These could include an up-to-date statement of service charges and management company information. Delays are usually caused by the time needed by the seller's conveyancer to gather this paperwork.
It can take weeks to collect these details if it is difficult to contact the landlord or managing agent or they are slow to respond, so the solicitor should start this process even before a sale has been agreed.
I am buying a new build property in Stoke On Trent - what do I need to know?
The conveyancing for acquiring a new build in Stoke On Trent is more complicated than buying an existing property.
An experienced solicitor in Stoke On Trent must be able to deal with things like dealing with delays associated with off-plan, ensuring new estate roads are adopted and checking new build warranties with warranty providers, including NHBC Buildmark, Advantage HCI and ACHI.
Our highly experienced team of new build conveyancing solicitors are experts in working with buyers towards the best outcome and working to tight developer deadlines.
Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Stoke On Trent property?
Yes you will need a solicitor to handle the legal side of the remortgage.
The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Stoke On Trent remortgage solicitor can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.
Our property lawyers are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so whether you are you are moving to a fixed-rate mortgage with Barclays Bank or to a fixed-rate mortgage with Virgin Money, Quittance can help.