Worcestershire conveyancing FAQs

How much council tax must I pay for a property in Worcestershire County Council?

Worcestershire is situated in Worcestershire County Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band Worcester City Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1114.55
B £1300.31
C £1486.07
D £1671.83
E £2043.35
F £2414.87
G £2786.38
H £3343.66

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Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

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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 Worcestershire conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Worcestershire offer services on a price per hour basis others work on a fixed fee.

Quittance's expert solicitors work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no hidden fees. Your detailed quote will explain in detail what the conveyancing fees and costs will be when your property sale or purchase completes.

If, for whatever reason, your property sale or purchase does not go ahead, you will be covered by our No Move, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm purchasing a property in Worcestershire - what searches do I need?

The standard pack includes:

  • Official or Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Regulated Water Search
  • Residential Environmental Search
  • Chancel search liability

On occasion the results of the standard searches will necessitate specialist searches such as a transport search.

To check the total cost of searches on a Worcestershire house or flat, try our conveyancing 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 Worcestershire - what do I need to know?

Purchasing a leasehold house or flat requires a number of extra steps when compared to buying a freehold. The numerous common problems awaiting an uninformed purchaser can include legally technical issues like unreasonable managing agent fees and unreasonable lease extension premiums.

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?

What do I need to know if selling a leasehold property in Worcestershire?

The legal work for a leasehold flat or house is a great deal more difficult than for a freehold property.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Worcestershire must undertake additional legal work, such as sourcing the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to a copy of the insurance policy schedule.

To help mitigate the delays involved in selling a leasehold property, It is recommended that the seller instruct a conveyancer as soon as possible, and preferably before marketing the property,.

Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Worcestershire property?

Yes you will need a solicitor to handle the legal side of the remortgage.

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

Property solicitors on the panel for all major lenders - so whether you are you are changing to a 100% mortgage with the Halifax or to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Barnsley Building Society, we can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender