Blaenau Gwent conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in Blaenau Gwent County Borough?

Blaenau Gwent is situated in Blaenau Gwent County Borough. Council tax bands are:

Band Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1218.63
B £1421.73
C £1624.84
D £1827.94
E £2234.15
F £2640.36
G £3046.57
H £3655.88
I £4265.19

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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

Are Blaenau Gwent conveyancing fees fixed?

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

Our panel of conveyancing solicitors work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no unexpected 'add-ons'. Your conveyancing quote will set out exactly what the conveyancing fees and costs will be when your house sale or purchase completes.

If, for any reason at all, 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 Blaenau Gwent - what searches do I need?

The standard search pack will include:

  • Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Drainage and Water Search
  • Environmental Search
  • Chancel search

Sometimes the solicitor will recommend specialist searches such as a flood search.

To see the total cost of searches on a Blaenau Gwent purchase you can use our 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 Blaenau Gwent - what do I need to know?

Purchasing a leasehold flat in the UK can be very involved. The numerous common problems lying in wait for an uninformed buyer can include legally technical issues like unpaid service charges by the existing leaseholder and marriage value issues.

Your 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?

Is there anything to be aware of if selling a leasehold property in Blaenau Gwent?

The legal work for a leasehold property is much more complex compared to a freehold house.

The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in Blaenau Gwent must carry out additional legal work, for example getting all relevant freeholder information, through to details of common parts management.

To reduce leasehold-related delays, It is strongly advised that the seller instruct a lawyer as early in the process as possible, and preferably before going on the market,.

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

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Blaenau Gwent remortgage solicitor will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

Quittance's solicitors are on the panel for all major lenders, so whether you are you are switching to a cashback mortgage with RBS or to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Chelsea Building Society, our remortgage specialists can help.

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