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The Metropolitan Borough of Wirral encompasses 160 square kilometres of the northern part of the Wirral Peninsula, bounded by the Irish Sea to the north and the rivers Mersey and Dee to the east and west. Key industries include hi-tech companies and shipbuilding, with Cammell Laird poised to create several hundred new jobs.

With larger proportions of rural areas than the neighbouring Liverpool part of Merseyside, the Wirral is an attractive place to live, work or commute. The local council maintains five designated Local Nature Reserves and oversees part of the Wirral Country Park - the first one of its kind to be established in the UK.

Wirral conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in Wirral Metropolitan Borough?

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

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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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

Are Wirral conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Wirral offer their services on an hourly basis others work on a fixed fee.

Quittance's conveyancing solicitors work on a fixed legal fee basis, with no hidden fees. Your detailed quote will explain what the fees and disbursements 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 Wirral?

Searches are questions submitted to a number of authorities by Wirral 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 leasehold conveyancing take?

Almost every flat in the UK is leasehold. The legal work for a leasehold property can take weeks longer than a freehold property as there is more work involved and the landlord or managing agent are involved.

Examples of delays might include anything from incomplete managing agent information to an absent freeholder.

Quittance's expert leasehold solicitors handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month. With specialist expertise there should be far fewer delays.

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

The conveyancing process for a leasehold flat is quite a lot more involved than for a freehold property.

The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in Wirral will usually undertake additional work. This can involve sourcing all relevant freeholder information, through to a copy of the service charge budget for the current year (and any anticipated payments on account).

In order to resolve any leasehold delays faster, It is recommended that the vendor contact a solicitor as soon as possible.

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

Yes.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Wirral might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

Our conveyancing team can act for most UK lenders, so whether you are you are switching to a variable-rate with Barclays Bank or to a variable-rate mortgage with the Bank of Ireland, we can help.

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