Whitefield conveyancing FAQs
How much council tax must I pay for a property in Bury Metropolitan Borough Council?
Whitefield is situated in Bury Metropolitan Borough Council. Council tax bands are:
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How much are conveyancing fees for buying or selling a home in Whitefield?
Conveyancing fees are made up of 2 parts: fees and disbursements.
Conveyancing disbursements are the third-party costs incurred on behalf of a buyer or seller, for example Land Registry fees and land charges. Legal fees are for the work your solicitor carries out for you.
Our legal fees for buying or selling a house in Whitefield are fixed, so your fixed fee conveyancing quote will have no sneaky additional fees
Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Whitefield property sale or purchase
Our conveyancing fees calculator gives an instant conveyancing quote with a detailed breakdown of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Whitefield sale or purchase.
I'm buying a property in Whitefield - what searches do I need?
The search pack for a standard property includes:
- Local Authority Search
- Residential Environmental Search
- Drainage and Water Search
- Chancel search liability
Occasionally the solicitor will advise specialist searches e.g. a British waterways search.
To check how much searches will cost on a Whitefield property use our conveyancing cost calculator.
How long does leasehold conveyancing take in Whitefield?
The vast majority of flats are leasehold. There are also an estimated 1 million leasehold houses throughout the country. Buying a leasehold property can take weeks more to complete than a freehold home because leasehold transactions involve more work.
Causes of numerous delays can range from slow receipt of the managing agent information to out-of-date contact information for the freeholder.
Our specialist leasehold solicitor team look after hundreds of leasehold clients every month. Our proactive approach means fewer obstacles.
Does sale conveyancing take longer for leasehold?
Yes. The legal work for selling a leasehold home can take much longer.
The solicitor acting for the buyer will want to see several leasehold-related documents, including a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property. Typically, delays are due to the time it takes your lawyer to gather this paperwork.
It can take a long time to gather this information if it is difficult to contact the agent responsible for managing the property, so the seller's solicitor should commence this before a buyer has even been found.
I am buying a new build property in Whitefield - what do I need to know?
The conveyancing process for purchasing a new build property in Whitefield is more complicated than buying an existing property.
A conveyancing solicitor in Whitefield will need to be qualified to handle things like checking the suitability of new build insurance, ensuring new estate roads are adopted and registering ownership with warranty providers, including NHBC, Advantage HCI and HAPM.
Our specialist team of new build solicitors are experts in working with buyers towards a successful transaction and working to tight developer deadlines.
Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Whitefield property?
Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.
The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Whitefield might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.
Our conveyancing solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so no matter whether you are switching to a variable-rate with Santander or to a capped-rate mortgage with the Hinckley and Rugby Building Society, our remortgage specialists can help.