Conveyancing Solicitors in Biddulph

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Conveyancing in Biddulph

When you buy, sell or remortgage a property, a solicitor or licensed conveyancer will handle the legal work. If you need a solicitor for conveyancing in Biddulph, we can help you with fast & proactive conveyancing from a national panel of conveyancing specialists.

We have helped Biddulph and Staffordshire Moorlands clients with buying, selling, buy-to-let, Help to Buy, Right to Buy, shared ownership, new build, leasehold, lease extensions, remortgage and transfer of equity.

Biddulph Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Biddulph

A town in Staffordshire, Biddulph is known for its garden festival and the historic Biddulph Grange. Major employers include various retail chains and the local government. Regular buses provide easy travel to Stoke-on-Trent.

Biddulph house prices

The average price paid for a property in Biddulph between March and April 2024 was £281,373 (updated July 2024).

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Council Tax in Biddulph (2023/24)

Biddulph is in Staffordshire Moorlands District Council.

Band Amount
A £1,358.79
B £1,585.26
C £1,811.72
D £2,038.19
E £2,491.12
F £2,944.05
G £3,396.98
H £4,076.38

What will my solicitor do?

The conveyancer plays a pivotal role in a property purchase. The solicitor will perform required due diligence, like raising questions about how the seller has used the property, arranging property searches and reviewing contracts of sale.

Further to the standard checks and searches, Biddulph conveyancing solicitors would also undertake coal mining searches, due to the area's mining history.

Buying a home with a mortgage?

During the process of buying a house, your solicitor must also complete the legal work on behalf of the bank or building society.

Your transaction could take weeks longer if your conveyancing solicitor is not on your chosen lender's panel.

Our chosen partner solicitors have established relationships with the majority of mortgage lenders, including HSBC, Gatehouse and West Bromwich Building Society, so your conveyancing will complete sooner.

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Conservation areas

When buying a flat or house in a Biddulph conservation area, your solicitor will need to check for planning approval issues, including lapsed approvals, and a breach of the conservation area 'Article 4 Directions'.

Conservation areas in Biddulph and the Staffordshire Moorlands local authority include:

  • Flash
  • Ipstones
  • Meerbrook

Leasehold property

Purchasing a leasehold house or flat in the UK can be complex. The numerous common problems lying in wait for an uninformed purchaser can include legally technical issues like and marriage value issues.

Your solicitor will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

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Selling a property in Biddulph

When selling homes in Biddulph, your lawyer will arrange all the necessary documentation, including the contract of sale and ID forms, and help you fill out this paperwork.

The role of a conveyancer acting for the seller includes resolving any potential issues and answering the buyer's solicitor's enquiries.

By taking action to coordinate with all stakeholders, like agents, lenders and landlords, your conveyancing solicitor will help make sure your sale completes quickly.

Could the sale of a leasehold property be delayed?

Yes, compared to freehold conveyancing. Sale conveyancing for a leasehold property can result in long delays.

The buyer's conveyancer will expect to see several leasehold-related documents. These could include a current statement of service charges and a copy of the freehold property's buildings insurance. The time it takes your lawyer to get these documents together is commonly the source of delays.

It can take weeks to collect this paperwork if it is difficult to contact the managing agent or they are slow to respond, so your lawyer should get this underway at the earliest opportunity.

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Remortgaging a property in Biddulph

The official base rate is 5.25% (16 July, 2024)

Before you appoint a solicitor to handle your remortgage, you should always check your lawyer's lender panel status.

We work with solicitors who can act for over 100 banks and building societies. Whether you are changing to a 25-year mortgage with Yorkshire Building Society or moving to a lifetime mortgage with Holmesdale Building Society, we can assist.

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Transferring Equity in Biddulph

If you are intending to change the ownership shares of your property, whether you are estate planning, giving a property to a family member or adding your spouse to the deeds, a transfer of equity is required.

Your solicitor will complete all the necessary paperwork for a low, fixed fee.

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How much does conveyancing cost in Biddulph?

What is and is not included in an online quote for conveyancing isn't always clear at first glance.

Conveyancing fees

Your conveyancing solicitor's quote will detail the fees for the legal work, including VAT, that you pay when the property transaction is complete. These fees are what your solicitor charges you for the tasks they complete.

Conveyancing disbursements

Your conveyancing quote should also itemise required third-party costs, or disbursements, such as Stamp Duty, property searches and a chancel liability search.

Check what's included in your quote

Some firms list extra charges in their terms and conditions. This can lead to a total cost that's much higher than the initial quote. If you are comparing conveyancing quotes, beware of hidden charges not mentioned in the initial conveyancing quote.

Article by Completely Moved authors

The Completely Moved team have years of experience helping home buyers, sellers and owners, answering questions and providing property advice.

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