Stourbridge conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council?

Stourbridge is situated in Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council. Council tax bands are:

Band Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £972.61
B £1134.72
C £1296.82
D £1458.92
E £1783.12
F £2107.33
G £2431.53
H £2917.84

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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?

Are Stourbridge conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Stourbridge carry out the conveyancing on an hourly basis others work on a fixed fee.

Our panel of conveyancing solicitors work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no nasty surprises. Your quote will explain in detail what the conveyancing fees and costs will be when your move goes through.

If, for whatever reason, your move does not go ahead, you are covered by 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 Stourbridge?

Property searches are questions submitted to a number of authorities by Stourbridge conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. 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?

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

Purchasing a leasehold house or flat can be complex when compared to purchasing a freehold. The many potential complications awaiting an uninformed buyer can include legally technical issues like and short leases.

Your conveyancing 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?

Does sale conveyancing take longer for leasehold?

Yes. The conveyancing for selling leasehold houses or flats can result in long delays.

The buyer's solicitor must review this leasehold-related paperwork, such as an up-to-date statement of service charges. Delays are usually caused by the time needed by your lawyer to source this information.

It can take weeks to collect these details if it is difficult to contact the managing agent or landlord or they are slow to respond, so your conveyancing solicitor should get this underway before a buyer has even been found.

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

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

The legal work for acquiring a new build home in Stourbridge can be complicated compared to other types of conveyancing.

Your solicitor in Stourbridge must be able to deal with things like handling the uncertainties of buying off plan, confirming building regulation compliance and working with warranty providers, including NHBC, Advantage and HAPM.

Our highly experienced team of new build conveyancing solicitors are well versed in working with buyers towards the best outcome 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.

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

Yes.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Stourbridge 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 switching to an offset mortgage with the Nationwide Building Society or to a joint mortgage with the Harpenden Building Society, we can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender