Walkden conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in Salford City Council?

Walkden is situated in Salford City Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Salford City Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1172.70
B £1368.15
C £1563.60
D £1759.05
E £2149.95
F £2540.85
G £2931.75
H £3518.10

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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

Are Walkden conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Walkden provide legal services on a price per hour basis and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

Our property lawyers work on a fixed fee basis, with no sneaky extras. Your detailed quote will set out exactly what the conveyancing fees and costs will be when your house purchase or sale completes.

If, for any reason at all, your house purchase or sale does not go ahead, you will be covered by our No Move, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm buying a property in Walkden - what searches do I need?

The standard search pack will include:

  • Official or Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Water search
  • Environmental Search
  • Chancel search

Occasionally the location of the property will warrant additional searches e.g. a radon gas search.

To see the cost of searches on a Walkden house or flat you can use our 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?

Over 90% of flats in the UK are leasehold. The legal work for a leasehold home typically takes longer than a freehold home as there are more parties involved.

Causes of numerous delays can range from incomplete managing agent information to absent freeholders.

Quittance's expert leasehold solicitors complete the legal work for 100's of leasehold purchases each month, and our proactive approach can mean faster conveyancing.

Does the conveyancing for selling leasehold take longer?

Yes. The conveyancing for selling a leasehold house or flat typically takes longer.

The solicitor acting for the buyer will expect to see several leasehold-related documents, like a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property and three years' filed accounts for the property management. Typically, delays are due to the time needed by your lawyer to gather this paperwork.

It could take several weeks to collect this information if the managing agent is slow or difficult to contact, so your solicitor ought to start this process even before you have found a buyer.

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

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

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

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Walkden should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

Our conveyancing solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so no matter whether you are changing to a flexible mortgage with RBS or to a repayment mortgage with the Market Harborough Building Society, our remortgage specialists can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender