Walsall conveyancing FAQs

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

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

Band Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1224.07
B £1428.08
C £1632.09
D £1836.10
E £2244.12
F £2652.14
G £3060.17
H £3672.20

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Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

How much stamp duty will I have to pay?

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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 Walsall conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Walsall carry out the conveyancing on an hourly basis others work on a fixed fee.

Quittance's expert solicitors work on a fixed legal fee basis, with no hidden fees. Your detailed quote will explain what the legal fees will be when your move completes.

If, for any reason at all, your move 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?

Will I need property searches when buying a property in Walsall?

Conveyancing searches are questions submitted to a number of authorities by Walsall conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. Mortgage lenders also usually require conveyancing searches to be purchased.

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

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

Buying a leasehold property in the UK requires a number of extra steps when compared to buying a freehold. The many potential complications lying in wait for the unsuspecting purchaser can include legally technical issues like sinking fund issues and unfair clauses in the lease.

Your 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?

Does it take longer to sell a leasehold property?

Compared to freehold property, yes. The conveyancing for selling a leasehold house or flat typically takes longer.

The buyer's conveyancer will need to review these documents. These could include a current statement of service charges and a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property. Typically, delays are due to the time it takes to get these documents together.

It can take a long time to gather the managing agent's information if it is difficult to contact the landlord or managing agent or they are slow to respond, so your conveyancing solicitor should get this underway at the earliest opportunity.

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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 Walsall property?

Yes.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Walsall can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

Our conveyancers are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so no matter whether you are changing to a tracker with the NatWest or to a capped-rate mortgage with Birmingham Midshires, our remortgage specialists can help.

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