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West Kirby conveyancing FAQs

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

West Kirby is situated in Wirral Metropolitan Borough. Council tax bands are:

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

Conveyancing fees are made up of the solicitor's legal and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the taxes and additional costs paid out on your behalf, for example HMLR fees or conveyancing searches. Legal fees are for the solicitor's legal work.

Your solicitor's legal fees for buying or selling a house in West Kirby are fixed, which means that for a standard conveyancing transaction, your fixed fee conveyancing quote will have no sneaky additional fees

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your West Kirby move

Our conveyancing fees calculator gives you a detailed fixed fee quote with a detailed breakdown of all fees, costs and disbursements for your West Kirby sale or purchase.

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Will I need property searches when buying a property in West Kirby?

Property searches are questions submitted to a number of authorities by West Kirby conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. 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 West Kirby - what do I need to know?

Purchasing a leasehold flat in the UK is more complicated than buying a freehold. The many potential complications lying in wait for the unsuspecting buyer can include legally technical issues like incomplete management company accounts and unfair clauses in the lease.

A good property lawyer 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?

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

Conveyancing for a leasehold property is significantly more difficult than for a freehold property.

The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in West Kirby will usually undertake additional tasks. This can involve collating all relevant freeholder information, through to a copy of the insurance policy schedule.

So as to resolve any leasehold-related issues sooner, It is strongly advised that the seller instruct a solicitor as soon as possible.

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

The conveyancing process for purchasing a new build in West Kirby is more complicated than buying an existing property.

A conveyancer in West Kirby will need to be qualified to handle things like checking new build mortgage procedures are followed, confirming building regulation compliance and registering ownership with warranty providers, including NHBC Buildmark, Advantage and Build Assure.

Our specialist team of new build conveyancing solicitors are well versed in representing buyers to achieve a successful transaction and working to tight developer deadlines.

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

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

I am remortgaging a property in West Kirby - do I need a solicitor?


The base rate is now at 0.1% (Jul 2020). A good West Kirby remortgage solicitor could save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate by completing the conveyancing quickly.

Our conveyancing team are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so whether you are you are switching to a cashback mortgage with Bradford & Bingley or to a two-year discount with the Buckinghamshire Building Society, Quittance can help.

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