Widnes conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in Halton Borough Council?

Widnes is situated in Halton Borough Council. Council tax bands are:

Band Halton Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1088.67
B £1270.11
C £1451.56
D £1633.00
E £1995.89
F £2358.78
G £2721.67
H £3266.00

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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 Widnes conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Widnes provide legal services on an hourly basis and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

Quittance's solicitors work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no hidden fees. Your quote will set out exactly what the conveyancing fees and costs will be when your move completes.

If, for whatever reason, your move does not go ahead, you will be covered by 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 Widnes?

Property searches are enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Widnes 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?

How long does the conveyancing on a leasehold property take

Over 90% of flats in the UK are leasehold. The conveyancing for leasehold property typically takes longer than freehold property because leasehold transactions involve more work and there are more parties involved.

Varied factors, such as an absent freeholder or incomplete managing agent information, can lead to serious delays.

Our expert leasehold conveyancing team look after hundreds of leasehold clients every month. With specialist expertise there should be far fewer delays.

Does the conveyancing for selling leasehold take longer?

Yes, it can take much longer to complete the legal work on a leasehold house or flat, compared to freehold conveyancing.

The buyer's conveyancer will need to review these documents, including a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property. The time needed by the solicitor to source this information is commonly the source of delays.

Your solicitor should commence this as soon as possible, because these details could take several weeks to collect 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

I am remortgaging a property in Widnes - do I need a solicitor?

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Widnes remortgage solicitor can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

Our property lawyers are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so no matter whether you are moving to an interest-only mortgage with the NatWest or to a flexible mortgage with the Allied Irish Bank, we can assist.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender