Tipton conveyancing FAQs

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

Tipton is situated in Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1023.40
B £1193.97
C £1364.53
D £1535.10
E £1876.23
F £2217.37
G £2558.50
H £3070.20

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

Conveyancing fees can be broken down into the solicitor's legal and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the extra third-party costs paid out on your behalf, e.g. HMLR registration fees and property searches. Legal fees are for the solicitor's legal work.

Our legal fees for buying or selling a house in Tipton are fixed, which means that what you pay is exactly what you see in your quote.

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Tipton property sale or purchase

Our conveyancing fees calculator can give you a comprehensive conveyancing quote with a detailed breakdown of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Tipton sale or purchase.

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I'm purchasing a property in Tipton which property searches will I require?

The search pack for a standard property includes:

  • Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Regulated Water Search
  • Residential Environmental Search
  • Chancel liability insurance

Occasionally the results of the standard searches will necessitate specialist searches e.g. a search.

To work out the total cost of searches on a Tipton property, use our calculator.

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

How long does leasehold conveyancing take in Tipton?

Almost all flats are leasehold. Leasehold houses are less common, but there are still an estimated 1 million such properties across the country. The legal work for a leasehold home can take weeks more to complete than a freehold home as there is greater complexity.

Varied factors, such as out-of-date contact information for the freeholder or incomplete managing agent information, can lead to serious delays.

Our expert leasehold conveyancing team handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month. With specialist expertise there should be far fewer delays.

What do I need to know if selling a leasehold property in Tipton?

The legal work for a leasehold flat or house is much more complicated than for a freehold house.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Tipton will usually undertake additional tasks. This can involve requesting the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to insurance details.

To reduce leasehold-related delays, It is highly recommended that the seller instruct a solicitor as early as possible.

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

The legal work for buying a new build in Tipton is more complicated than buying an existing property.

Your solicitor in Tipton will need to be qualified to handle things like dealing with fast exchange timeframes, confirming building regulation compliance and .

Our specialist team of new build solicitors are highly experienced in helping buyers get a successful transaction 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 Tipton - do I need a solicitor?

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 Tipton remortgage solicitor will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

Conveyancers on the panel for all major lenders - so whether you are you are moving to a variable-rate with Birmingham Midshires or to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Dudley Building Society, Quittance can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender