Stone conveyancing FAQs

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

Stone is situated in Stafford Borough Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Stafford Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1100.95
B £1284.44
C £1467.93
D £1651.42
E £2018.40
F £2385.38
G £2752.37
H £3302.84

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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?

How much are conveyancing fees for buying or selling a home in Stone?

Conveyancing fees are made up of 2 parts: the solicitor's legal and disbursements.

Disbursements are the third-party costs incurred on behalf of a buyer or seller, such as HMLR registration fees or management company information. Legal fees are for the work our solicitors carry out for you.

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

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Stone property sale or purchase

Our online conveyancing fees calculator gives an instant conveyancing quote with a detailed breakdown of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Stone sale or purchase.

Calculate my conveyancing fees with our conveyancing fee calculator

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm purchasing a property in Stone - which searches will I need?

The search pack for a standard property includes:

  • Local Authority Search
  • Drainage and Water Search
  • Environmental Search
  • Chancel liability insurance

Occasionally the solicitor will recommend specialist searches e.g. a flood search.

To check the cost of searches on a Stone purchase use our conveyancing calculator.

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What are conveyancing searches when buying a home and do I need them?

I am buying a leasehold property in Stone - what do I need to know?

Buying a leasehold property in England or Wales can be complex. The many potential complications lying in wait for an uninformed buyer can include legally technical issues like sinking fund issues and onerous covenants.

A leasehold solicitor will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

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What you need to know about buying a leasehold property

Should I be wary of buying a leasehold house?

Should I buy a property with a short lease?

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

The legal work for a leasehold flat is a great deal more complex than it is for a freehold home.

Leasehold complexity involves extra work on the part of conveyancing solicitors in Stone, such as requesting an up-to-date service charge statement, through to details of common parts management.

To reduce leasehold-related delays, It is recommended that you instruct a Stone conveyancing solicitor as soon as possible.

Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Stone property?

Yes you will need a solicitor to handle the legal side of the remortgage.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Stone will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

Our conveyancing solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so no matter whether you are switching to a variable-rate with Bradford & Bingley or to a joint mortgage with the Skipton Building Society, we can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender