Bridgend conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in Bridgend County Borough Council?

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

Band Bridgend County Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1117.21
B £1303.42
C £1489.62
D £1675.82
E £2048.23
F £2420.63
G £2793.03
H £3351.64
I £3910.25

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How much stamp duty will I have to pay?

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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

How much are conveyancing fees for buying or selling a home in Bridgend?

Conveyancing fees are made up of 2 parts: legal fees and disbursements.

Disbursements are the extra third-party costs incurred on behalf of a buyer or seller, e.g. Land Registry fees or conveyancing searches. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

Our conveyancing fees for buying or selling a house in Bridgend are fixed, so what you pay is exactly what you see in your quote.

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Will I need property searches when buying a property in Bridgend?

Searches are questions submitted to a number of authorities by Bridgend conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. Mortgage lenders also usually require conveyancing searches to be purchased.

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What are conveyancing searches when buying a home and do I need them?

I am buying a leasehold property in Bridgend - what do I need to know?

Buying a leasehold flat in the UK can be complex when compared to purchasing a freehold. The many potential traps awaiting an uninformed purchaser can include legally technical issues like unpaid service charges by the existing leaseholder and leases with fewer than 80 years to run.

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?

Does a leasehold property take longer to sell?

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

The solicitor acting for the buyer will need to review these documents, such as details of any breaches by other leaseholders. Delays are usually caused by the time it takes the solicitor to source this information.

It could take several weeks to collect these details if it is difficult to contact the agent responsible for managing the property, so the solicitor should get this underway as soon as possible.

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

I am buying a new build property in Bridgend - what do I need to know?

The conveyancing for acquiring a new build in Bridgend .

Your solicitor in Bridgend must be able to deal with things like handling reservation fees, checking that any contracts allow for future 'common parts' maintenance and working with warranty providers, including NHBC, Advantage HCI and Global Home Warranties.

Our award-winning team of new build solicitors are well versed in representing buyers to achieve a successful transaction 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 Bridgend property?

Yes.

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Bridgend can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

Quittance's solicitors can act for most UK lenders, so whether you are you are moving to a lifetime tracker mortgage with the NatWest or to a repayment mortgage with the Harpenden Building Society, we can help.

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