Local information

The Metropolitan Borough of Tameside is a metropolitan borough of Greater Manchester borough bordering on the Peak District National Park. It includes Audenshaw, Denton, Droylsden, Dukinfield, Hyde, Mossley, Longdendale, Stalybridge, the market town of Ashton-under Lyne.

The Vision Tameside project, an ambitious redevelopment strategy is nearing completion and is expected to bring greater economic prosperity, transform learning and skills and create new and opportunities for residents.

Average property prices are around half the national average, making Tameside one of the most affordable areas in the North West and great for first-time buyers.

The choice of property is wide, from new-build to period terrace housing and flats.

Tameside conveyancing FAQs

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

Tameside is situated in Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1103.80
B £1287.77
C £1471.73
D £1655.70
E £2023.63
F £2391.57
G £2759.50
H £3311.40

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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 Tameside?

Conveyancing fees are made up of legal fees and disbursements.

Disbursements are the third-party costs paid out on your behalf, for example Stamp Duty and Official Entries. Legal fees are for the work your solicitor carries out for you.

Our fees for buying or selling a house in Tameside are fixed, - for a standard transaction, what we quote is what you pay

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Our online conveyancing fees calculator can give you a comprehensive conveyancing quote including all of the legal costs involved in buying and selling your home.

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Will I need property searches when buying a property in Tameside?

Property searches are questions submitted to a number of authorities by Tameside 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 Tameside - 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 problems awaiting an uninformed buyer can include legally technical issues like and short leases.

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?

Does the conveyancing for selling leasehold take longer?

Yes, it can take much more time to carry out the legal work to sell leasehold houses or flats, compared to freehold conveyancing.

The solicitor acting for the buyer will need to review several leasehold-related documents, such as a current statement of service charges. Typically, delays are due to the time required by your solicitor to source this information.

It can take weeks to collect these details if it is difficult to contact the agent responsible for managing the property, so your conveyancing solicitor should get this underway even before you have found a buyer.

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

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

Yes.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Tameside can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

Conveyancing solicitors on the panel for every major lender - so no matter whether you are changing to an offset mortgage with Barclays Bank or to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Market Harborough Building Society, we can help.

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