Bridgwater conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in Sedgemoor District Council?

Bridgwater is situated in Sedgemoor District Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band Sedgemoor District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1122.75
B £1309.87
C £1497.00
D £1684.12
E £2058.37
F £2432.62
G £2806.87
H £3368.24

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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 Bridgwater conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Bridgwater provide legal services on an hourly rate others work on a fixed fee.

Your expert solicitor will work on a fixed legal fee basis, with no unexpected 'add-ons'. Your quote will explain in detail what you will pay when your house purchase or sale goes through.

If, for any reason at all, your house purchase or sale does not go ahead, you have the peace of mind of our No Sale, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm buying a home in Bridgwater - what searches do I need?

The standard search pack will include:

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

On occasion the solicitor will advise specialist searches , for example a mining search.

To see the total cost of searches on a Bridgwater purchase, try our online conveyancing costs 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 Bridgwater - what do I need to know?

Buying a leasehold property in the UK can be complex when compared to purchasing a freehold. The many potential problems awaiting an uninformed purchaser can include legally technical issues like sinking fund issues and freeholds sold without first refusal to leaseholders.

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?

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

The legal work for a leasehold flat is much more complex in comparison with a freehold house.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Bridgwater must carry out additional legal work, such as sourcing the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to ascertaining if any excess payments are anticipated.

So as to resolve any leasehold-related problems sooner, It is highly recommended that you instruct a property lawyer as soon as possible, ideally before putting the property on the market,.

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

The conveyancing for purchasing a new build home in Bridgwater is more complicated than buying an existing property.

An experienced solicitor in Bridgwater must be able to deal with things like liaising with the builder's onsite sales team, administering Help to Buy purchases and working with warranty providers, including NHBC, Advantage and Capital Warranties.

Our specialist team of new build conveyancers are experts in helping buyers get 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.

I am remortgaging a property in Bridgwater - do I need a solicitor?

Yes.

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Bridgwater remortgage solicitor should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

Property solicitors on the panel for all major lenders - so whether you are you are switching to a flexible mortgage with Lloyds Bank or to a joint mortgage with the Manchester Building Society, our remortgage team can assist.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender