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Urmston conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in Trafford Council?

Urmston is situated in Trafford Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Trafford Council Tax (2021/22)
A £1,096.09
B £1,278.77
C £1,461.46
D £1,644.14
E £2,009.50
F £2,374.87
G £2,740.23
H £3,288.28

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

Conveyancing fees include legal fees and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the third-party costs incurred on behalf of a buyer or seller, for example Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) or bankruptcy searches. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

Your solicitor's legal fees for buying or selling a house in Urmston are fixed, which means that what we quote is what you pay

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Our conveyancing fees calculator gives an instant conveyancing quote including all of the legal costs involved in buying and selling your home.

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

The search pack for a standard property includes:

  • Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Residential Environmental Search
  • Regulated Drainage and Water Search
  • Chancel liability insurance (if required)

Sometimes the solicitor will recommend further searches such as a transport search.

To find out how much searches will cost on a Urmston house or flat, try our conveyancing calculator.

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How long does leasehold conveyancing take in Urmston?

Almost every flat in the UK is leasehold. Although much less common, there are also around 1 million leasehold houses nationwide. The conveyancing for a leasehold property will usually take more time than a freehold house as the freeholder and/or managing agent are also involved.

Delays in leasehold transactions could include anything from absent freeholders to incomplete service charge accounts.

Quittance's expert leasehold solicitors complete the legal work for 100's of leasehold purchases each month. With specialist expertise there should be far fewer delays.

Could the sale of a leasehold property be delayed?

Yes, it can take much more time to conduct the conveyancing to sell leasehold houses or flats when compared to conveyancing on a freehold house.

The buyer's solicitor must review this leasehold-related paperwork, like a copy of the freehold property's buildings insurance and an up-to-date statement of service charges. Typically, delays are due to the time it takes the seller's conveyancer to gather this paperwork.

It can take weeks to collect this paperwork if it is difficult to contact the landlord or managing agent, so the solicitor ought to start this process as soon as possible.

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

Yes.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.1% (Jan 2021). A good Urmston remortgage solicitor will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

Our conveyancing solicitors can act for most UK lenders, so whether you are you are moving to an offset mortgage with the NatWest or to a capped-rate mortgage with the Harpenden Building Society, our remortgage specialists can help.

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Will I need a solicitor to transfer equity in my Urmston home?

A transfer of equity for residential property can be complex, and can lead to tax issues if mishandled. A conveyancing solicitor specialising in equity transfers will advise you on the right approach, and can handle the legal work for the transfer itself. For more information, or to start the transfer of equity process, speak to a member of our team now. You can also get a fixed fee transfer of equity quote online.

How can Quittance help?

If you are buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity in a property in Urmston, our panel of expert conveyancing solicitors can help.

We aim to deliver a stress-free moving experience. We focus on proactive communication to help drive your sale or purchase forwards.

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