Uttoxeter conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in East Staffordshire Borough Council?

Uttoxeter is situated in East Staffordshire Borough Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band East Staffordshire Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1124.45
B £1311.85
C £1499.26
D £1686.67
E £2061.49
F £2436.30
G £2811.12
H £3373.34

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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

Can I claim stamp duty relief as a first time buyer?

Are Uttoxeter conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Uttoxeter provide legal services on an hourly rate others work on a fixed fee.

Our property lawyers work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no nasty surprises. Your detailed quote will explain in detail what the legal fees will be when your home sale or purchase goes through.

If, for any reason at all, your home sale or purchase does not go ahead, you will pay no legal fees at all with our No Move, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

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

The standard pack includes:

  • Local Authority Search
  • Drainage and Water Search
  • Residential Environmental Search
  • Chancel search liability

Occasionally the solicitor will advise further searches e.g. an HS2 search.

To work out the price of searches on a Uttoxeter move, use our online conveyancing costs calculator.

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

How long does leasehold conveyancing take?

The vast majority of flats are leasehold. There are also an estimated 1 million leasehold houses throughout the country. Buying a leasehold home typically takes longer than a freehold house as there is more work involved and there are more parties involved.

Varied factors, such as an unreachable freeholder or slow delivery of managing agents' documents, can lead to serious delays.

Quittance's expert leasehold solicitors handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month, and our proactive approach can mean faster conveyancing.

Is there anything to be aware of if selling a leasehold property in Uttoxeter?

The legal work for a leasehold flat or house is significantly more specialised than it is for a freehold home.

The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in Uttoxeter must undertake extra work, for example requesting an up-to-date service charge statement, through to a copy of the lease.

To help mitigate the delays involved in selling a leasehold house or flat, It is recommended that you instruct a Uttoxeter conveyancing solicitor as soon as possible.

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

The legal work for purchasing a new build property in Uttoxeter can be complicated compared to other types of conveyancing.

A solicitor in Uttoxeter must be able to deal with things like checking new build mortgage procedures are followed, confirming Section 38 agreements and checking new build warranties with warranty providers such as NHBC Buildmark, Advantage and HAPM.

Our award-winning team of new build conveyancing solicitors are highly experienced in working with buyers towards a successful transaction and working to tight developer deadlines.

Read more:

Buying a new build property off plan - what you need to know.

What you need to check before buying a new build home.

Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Uttoxeter property?

Yes you will need a solicitor to handle the legal side of the remortgage.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Uttoxeter should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

Our property solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so no matter whether you are switching to a cashback mortgage with Barclays Bank or to a variable-rate mortgage with the Furness Building Society, Quittance can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender