Caernarfon conveyancing FAQs

How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in Gwynedd Council?

Caernarfon is situated in Gwynedd Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Gwynedd Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1067.35
B £1245.24
C £1423.14
D £1601.03
E £1956.81
F £2312.60
G £2668.38
H £3202.06
I £3735.73

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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 Caernarfon?

Conveyancing fees are made up of 2 parts: the solicitor's legal and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the costs payable as part of a conveyancing transaction, incurred on behalf of a buyer or seller, for example Stamp Duty and Office Copies. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

Our fees for buying or selling a house in Caernarfon are fixed, which means that for a standard transaction, what we quote is exactly what you pay

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Caernarfon sale or purchase

Our online conveyancing fees calculator gives you a detailed fixed fee quote with a detailed breakdown of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Caernarfon sale or purchase.

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

Conveyancing searches are questions submitted to a number of authorities by Caernarfon conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. 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?

How long does the conveyancing on a leasehold property take

Almost all flats are leasehold. Leasehold houses are less common, but there are still an estimated 1 million such properties across the country. Buying leasehold property can take weeks longer than a freehold home because leasehold transactions involve more work and more technical complexity exists.

Causes of numerous delays can range from slow delivery of managing agents' documents to an unreachable freeholder.

Our specialist leasehold solicitor team look after hundreds of leasehold clients every month, and our proactive approach can mean faster conveyancing.

Could the sale of a leasehold property be delayed?

Yes, compared to freehold conveyancing. The conveyancing for selling a leasehold house or flat usually takes longer.

The solicitor acting for the buyer will need to review this leasehold-related paperwork, including a copy of the freehold property's buildings insurance. Delays are usually the result of the time it takes the seller's conveyancer to get these documents together.

The solicitor should start this process before a buyer has even been found, because the managing agent's information can take weeks to collect if it is difficult to contact the agent responsible for managing the property or they are slow to respond.

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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 Caernarfon property?

Yes.

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Caernarfon might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

Our conveyancing team are on the panel for all major lenders, so whether you are you are moving to a variable-rate with the NatWest or to a discounted-rate mortgage with the Monmouthshire Building Society, our remortgage specialists can help.

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