Aberdare conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council?

Aberdare is situated in Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1110.35
B £1295.41
C £1480.47
D £1665.53
E £2035.65
F £2405.77
G £2775.89
H £3331.06
I £3886.24

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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 Aberdare conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Aberdare carry out the conveyancing on a price per hour basis and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

Our solicitors work on a fixed fee basis, with no unexpected 'add-ons'. Your conveyancing quote will set out what the legal fees will be when your house sale or purchase goes through.

If, for whatever reason, your house sale or purchase does not go ahead, you will pay no legal fees at all with our No Move, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm buying a house in Aberdare - what searches do I need?

The search pack for a standard property includes:

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

Sometimes the initial search results will recommend specialist searches e.g. a transport search.

To work out how much searches will cost on a Aberdare house or flat, use our conveyancing cost 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 Aberdare - what do I need to know?

Purchasing a leasehold house or flat in the UK is more complicated than buying a freehold. The many potential problems awaiting an uninformed buyer can include legally technical issues like undisclosed major works and marriage value issues.

A specialist 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?

Does it take longer to sell a leasehold property?

Yes, it can take much more time to carry out the conveyancing on a leasehold property, compared to freehold conveyancing.

The buyer's solicitor will want to see several leasehold-related documents, such as details of any breaches by other leaseholders. Delays are usually caused by the time required by to gather this paperwork.

It can take weeks to collect this paperwork if the landlord or managing agent is slow or difficult to contact, so your solicitor should get this underway at the earliest opportunity.

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Selling a leasehold flat? What to do before going on the market

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

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

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Aberdare can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

Our conveyancers are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so no matter whether you are changing to a cashback mortgage with the Bank of Scotland or to a discounted-rate mortgage with the Hinckley and Rugby Building Society, Quittance can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender