Wallasey conveyancing FAQs

How much council tax must I pay for a property in Wirral Metropolitan Borough?

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

Band Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1155.81
B £1348.45
C £1541.08
D £1733.72
E £2118.99
F £2504.26
G £2889.53
H £3467.44

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Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

Stamp duty calculator

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Read more about stamp duty:

What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

Are Wallasey conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Wallasey carry out the conveyancing on a price per hour basis others work on a fixed fee.

Your solicitor will work on a fixed legal fee basis, with no nasty surprises. Your detailed quote will explain in detail what the fees and disbursements will be when your property sale or purchase completes.

If, for whatever reason, your property sale or purchase does not go ahead, you have the peace of mind of our No Sale, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

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

The standard search pack will include:

  • Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Residential Environmental Search
  • Water search
  • Chancel search

Sometimes the solicitor will advise additional searches e.g. a British waterways search.

To check how much searches will cost on a Wallasey house or flat try our calculator.

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

I am buying a leasehold property in Wallasey - what do I need to know?

Buying a leasehold flat in the UK can be complicated. The many potential complications lying in wait for the unsuspecting buyer can include legally technical issues like unpaid service charges by the existing leaseholder and leases with fewer than 80 years to run.

A specialist leasehold 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?

I am selling a leasehold property in Wallasey - what do I need to know?

Conveyancing for a leasehold flat (leasehold houses are not common) is significantly more complex than for a freehold house.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Wallasey must undertake extra work, and this could include getting all relevant freeholder information, through to details of any disputes with the current leaseholder.

To reduce leasehold-related delays, It is strongly advised that the vendor contact a Wallasey conveyancing solicitor as soon as possible, and potentially before going on the market,.

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

The conveyancing for buying a new build in Wallasey is more complicated than buying an existing property.

A conveyancing solicitor in Wallasey must be able to deal with things like squaring developer incentives with lenders, working to builders' exchange timelines and checking new build warranties with warranty providers such as NHBC, Advantage HCI and Global Home Warranties.

Our specialist team of new build conveyancing solicitors are well versed in representing buyers to achieve the best possible outcome 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 Wallasey property?

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

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

Our property lawyers are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so whether you are you are switching to an offset mortgage with the HSBC or to a repayment mortgage with the Buckinghamshire Building Society, our remortgage team can assist.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender