Stourport On Severn conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in Wyre Forest District Council?

Stourport On Severn is situated in Wyre Forest District Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Wyre Forest District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1154.93
B £1347.42
C £1539.91
D £1732.40
E £2117.38
F £2502.36
G £2887.33
H £3464.80

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Are Stourport On Severn conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Stourport On Severn carry out the conveyancing on a price per hour basis and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

Quittance's solicitors work on a fixed legal fee basis, with no hidden fees. Your quote will set out what the fees and disbursements will be when your house sale or purchase completes.

If, for any reason at all, your house sale or purchase does not go ahead, you will pay no legal fees at all with 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 Stourport On Severn?

Searches are detailed questions submitted to a number of authorities by Stourport On Severn 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 Stourport On Severn - what do I need to know?

Buying a leasehold property in England or Wales can be complex when compared to purchasing a freehold. The many potential traps lying in wait for an uninformed buyer can include legally technical issues like undisclosed major works and freeholds sold without first refusal to leaseholders.

Your 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?

Could the sale of a leasehold property be delayed?

Yes, compared to freehold conveyancing. The legal work for selling leasehold houses or flats can be seriously delayed.

The buyer's solicitor must review several leasehold-related documents, like a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property and an up-to-date statement of service charges. The time needed by the solicitor to source this information is the common cause of such delays.

It could take several weeks to collect this paperwork if it is difficult to contact the managing agent or landlord or they are slow to respond, so your conveyancing solicitor should commence this as soon as possible.

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

I am remortgaging a property in Stourport On Severn - do I need a solicitor?

Yes.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Stourport On Severn remortgage solicitor might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

Property solicitors on the panel for all major lenders - so whether you are you are moving to an interest-only mortgage with the NatWest or to a flexible mortgage with the Darlington Building Society, our remortgage team can assist.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender