Bradford On Avon conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in Wiltshire Council?

Bradford On Avon is situated in Wiltshire Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band Wiltshire Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1185.29
B £1382.84
C £1580.39
D £1777.94
E £2173.04
F £2568.14
G £2963.23
H £3555.88

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Are Bradford On Avon conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Bradford On Avon carry out the conveyancing on an hourly rate others work on a fixed fee.

Quittance's conveyancing solicitors work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no additional fees hidden in the small print. Your detailed quote will set out exactly what you will pay when your property transaction completes.

If, for any reason at all, your property transaction 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 Bradford On Avon - 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 Bradford On Avon 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?

How long does leasehold conveyancing take?

Over 90% of flats in the UK are leasehold. Although much less common, there are also around 1 million leasehold houses nationwide. The legal work for a leasehold flat can take weeks longer than a freehold house as there is more to prepare and the landlord or managing agent are involved.

Varied factors, such as an absent freeholder or slow receipt of the managing agent information, can lead to serious delays.

Quittance's expert leasehold solicitors handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month, and our proactive approach means delays are less likely to occur.

Could the sale of a leasehold property be delayed?

Compared to freehold property, yes. The conveyancing for selling leasehold houses or flats can result in long delays.

The solicitor acting for the buyer must review this leasehold-related paperwork, including a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property. The time required by to get these documents together is the common cause of such delays.

Your conveyancing solicitor ought to start this process even before a sale has been agreed, because these details can take weeks to collect if the managing agent is slow or difficult to contact.

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

I am buying a new build property in Bradford On Avon - what do I need to know?

The conveyancing for acquiring a new build in Bradford On Avon is more complicated than buying an existing property.

An experienced solicitor in Bradford On Avon will need to be qualified to handle things like working to tight developer deadlines, confirming Section 38 agreements and checking new build warranties with warranty providers such as NHBC Buildmark, Advantage and Capital Warranties.

Our specialist team of new build solicitors are highly experienced in representing buyers to achieve the best outcome and working to tight developer deadlines.

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Buying a new build property off plan - what you need to know.

What you need to check before buying a new build home.

Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Bradford On Avon property?

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Bradford On Avon remortgage solicitor can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

Our conveyancing solicitors are on the panel for all major lenders, so whether you are you are moving to an offset mortgage with the Bank of Scotland or to a capped-rate mortgage with the Chelsea Building Society, Quittance can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender