Caerphilly conveyancing FAQs

How much council tax must I pay for a property in Caerphilly County Borough Council?

Caerphilly is situated in Caerphilly County Borough Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Caerphilly County Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £872.47
B £1017.89
C £1163.30
D £1308.71
E £1599.53
F £1890.36
G £2181.18
H £2617.42
I £3053.65

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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

Are Caerphilly conveyancing fees fixed?

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

Quittance's 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 our No Sale, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

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.

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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

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.

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,.

Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Caerphilly property?

Yes.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Caerphilly should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

Our property solicitors can act for most UK lenders, so whether you are you are changing to a fixed-rate mortgage with RBS or to a joint mortgage with the Buckinghamshire Building Society, our remortgage team can assist.

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