Caerphilly Conveyancing: FAQs
We have collected the questions most often asked by Caerphilly conveyancing clients. If you have a specific question you would like to discuss, you can call us on 0800 022 4108 to speak to a member of our team.
Buying property in Caerphilly
How much Council Tax must I pay for a property in Caerphilly County Borough Council in 2022?
Caerphilly is situated in Caerphilly County Borough Council. Council tax bands in 2022 are as follows:
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Will I need property searches when buying a property in Caerphilly?
Property searches are detailed enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Caerphilly conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. Mortgage lenders also usually require conveyancing searches to be purchased.
Selling property in Caerphilly
Is there anything to be aware of if selling a leasehold property in Caerphilly?
Conveyancing for a leasehold flat is significantly more involved than for a more straightforward freehold house.
The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Caerphilly must undertake additional legal work, including collating all relevant freeholder information, through to a copy of the service charge budget for the current year.
In order to resolve any leasehold issues faster, It is strongly advised that the vendor contact a property lawyer as early in the process as possible, and preferably before going on the market,.
Remortgaging in Caerphilly
Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Caerphilly property?
The official UK base rate is currently set at 1.25% (June 2022). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Caerphilly should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.
Transferring equity in Caerphilly
I want to transfer equity in my Caerphilly home - do I need a solicitor?
A 'transfer of equity' will be required if the ownership structure of the Caerphilly property needs to be changed, or if the property is being given (gifted) to a child or relative. The legal process of transferring equity is different to the purchase or sale of the whole property. Your conveyancing solicitor can carry out the legal work for you for a guaranteed fixed fee. If you intend to remortgage at the same time as the transfer, we can complete the remortgage legal work in parallel.
Comparing Conveyancing Quotes in Caerphilly
What's the difference between fees and disbursements?
Legal fees are paid to your property lawyer. Depending on your circumstances, these could include a new build fee or Help to Buy fee.
Disbursements are costs paid to third parties, such as managing agents.
How much should I be paying for conveyancing in 2022?
Market research in July, 2022 shows that the actual cost of conveyancing can vary significantly between property lawyers.
To accurately compare Caerphilly conveyancing quotes, you should be aware of the potential additional fees charged by some solicitors that could increase the cost of your property sale or purchase.
General Caerphilly property lawyers FAQs
Are Caerphilly conveyancing fees fixed?
Some conveyancing solicitors in Caerphilly carry out the conveyancing on an hourly rate.
Some conveyancing solicitors work on a fixed legal fee basis, with no sneaky extras. Your detailed quote will explain what you will pay when your home sale or purchase goes through.
If, for whatever reason, your home sale or purchase does not go ahead, you will be covered by a No Sale, No Fee guarantee.
How long does the conveyancing on a leasehold property take
The vast majority of flats are leasehold. Leasehold houses are less common, but there are still an estimated 1 million such properties across the country. Buying a leasehold property can take weeks longer than a freehold property as more technical complexity exists.
Delays in leasehold transactions could include anything from absent freeholders to slow receipt of the managing agent information.
Quittance's team of leasehold specialists handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month, and our proactive approach can mean faster conveyancing.
How we can help you
If you are buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity in a property in Caerphilly and need an expert conveyancing solicitor, we can take care of the legal side of your move.
We work with a panel of specialist conveyancing solicitors to deliver a stress-free moving experience.
- No Move, No Fee Guarantee
- Fixed fee conveyancing service
- Caerphilly experts
- CQS-accredited panel solicitors
All-inclusive quote from £384 inc VAT