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Carmarthenshire in south-west Wales, is the largest of the thirteen historic counties of Wales. Its three largest towns are Llanelli (home to a number of manufacturing companies), Carmarthen and Ammanford.

Stretching from Carmarthen Bay in the south to the Brecon Beacons in the north, Carmarthenshire is a largely rural county, with a local economy focusing on agriculture, forestry, fishing and tourism. The county is also home to the National Botanic Gardens of Wales, activities like caving, abseiling, sailing, horse riding, canoeing, kayaking, fishing and cycling and some of Wales' longest beaches.

Carmarthenshire conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in Carmarthenshire County Council?

Carmarthenshire is situated in Carmarthenshire County Council. Council tax bands are:

Band Carmarthenshire County Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1000.23
B £1166.94
C £1333.64
D £1500.35
E £1833.76
F £2167.17
G £2500.58
H £3000.70
I £3500.81

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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

Are Carmarthenshire conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Carmarthenshire offer services on a price per hour basis others work on a fixed fee.

Quittance's solicitors work on a fixed legal fee basis, with no unexpected 'add-ons'. Your detailed quote will explain what you will pay when your transaction goes through.

If, for whatever reason, your transaction does not go ahead, you will pay no legal fees at all with our No Move, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm purchasing a house in Carmarthenshire which property searches will I require?

The standard search pack will include:

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

Occasionally the initial search results will recommend specialist searches such as a mining search.

To work out the total cost of searches on a Carmarthenshire property try our conveyancing 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 Carmarthenshire - what do I need to know?

Purchasing a leasehold house or flat in the UK is more complicated than buying a freehold. The many potential problems awaiting an uninformed buyer can include legally technical issues like undisclosed major works and marriage value issues.

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?

I am selling a leasehold property in Carmarthenshire - what do I need to know?

The conveyancing process for a leasehold flat or house is much more complicated than it is for a freehold home.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Carmarthenshire will usually undertake additional work, including obtaining the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to looking into potential forfeiture proceedings.

To reduce leasehold-related delays, It is strongly advised that the seller instruct a conveyancer as soon as the decision is made to sell.

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

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Carmarthenshire remortgage solicitor might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

Our conveyancers are on the panel for all major lenders, so whether you are you are switching to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Nationwide Building Society or to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Bank of Ireland, we can help.

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