Wednesbury conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council?

Wednesbury is situated in Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council. Council tax bands are:

Band Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1023.40
B £1193.97
C £1364.53
D £1535.10
E £1876.23
F £2217.37
G £2558.50
H £3070.20

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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

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

Conveyancing fees include the conveyancer's legal fees and disbursements.

Disbursements are the third-party costs incurred on your behalf, for example Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) or landlord fees. Legal fees are for the solicitor's legal work.

Our conveyancing fees for buying or selling a house in Wednesbury are fixed, meaning what we quote is what you pay

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Wednesbury home move

Our online conveyancing fees calculator gives you a detailed fixed fee quote with a comprehensive list of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Wednesbury sale or purchase.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm buying a property in Wednesbury which property searches will I require?

The standard pack includes:

  • Local Authority Search
  • Drainage and Water Search
  • Environmental Search
  • Chancel liability insurance

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

To check the total cost of searches on a Wednesbury move, use our conveyancing cost 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 Wednesbury - what do I need to know?

is more complicated than buying a freehold. The numerous common problems lying in wait for the unsuspecting purchaser can include legally technical issues like undisclosed major works and short leases.

A 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?

Does it take longer to sell a leasehold property?

Compared to freehold property, yes. Sale conveyancing for leasehold properties usually takes longer.

The solicitor acting for the buyer will expect to see several leasehold-related documents, like management company information and a current statement of service charges. The time it takes the solicitor to source this information is the common cause of such delays.

Your solicitor should start this process even before you have found a buyer, as this information can take a long time to gather if the agent responsible for managing the property is slow or difficult to contact.

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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 Wednesbury property?

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

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

Our property lawyers are on the panel for all major lenders, so no matter whether you are moving to a cashback mortgage with the HSBC or to a variable-rate mortgage with the Buckinghamshire Building Society, our remortgage team can assist.

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