Chard conveyancing FAQs

How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in South Somerset District Council?

Chard is situated in South Somerset District Council. Council tax bands are:

Band South Somerset District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1146.41
B £1337.47
C £1528.54
D £1719.61
E £2101.75
F £2483.88
G £2866.02
H £3439.22

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Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

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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 Chard conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Chard provide legal services on an hourly basis and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

Our panel of conveyancing solicitors work on a fixed fee basis, with no hidden fees. Your quote will explain what you will pay when your home sale or purchase goes through.

If, for any reason at all, your home sale or purchase does not go ahead, you are covered by our No Move, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm buying a home in Chard - which searches will I need?

The standard pack includes:

  • Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Regulated Drainage and Water Search
  • Environmental Search
  • Chancel liability insurance (if required)

Sometimes the location of the property will warrant specialist searches , for example a commons registration search.

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

Purchasing a leasehold house or flat can be complex when compared to purchasing a freehold. The many potential problems awaiting the unsuspecting purchaser can include legally technical issues like unreasonable managing agent fees and unfair clauses in the lease.

Your 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?

Does the conveyancing for selling leasehold take longer?

Yes. Sale conveyancing for a leasehold home usually takes longer.

The buyer's conveyancer will expect to see these documents, including a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property. Typically, delays are due to the time it takes your solicitor to source this information.

The solicitor should start this process even before you have found a buyer, as this information could take several weeks to collect if it is difficult to contact the landlord or managing agent or they are slow to respond.

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Selling a leasehold flat? What to do before going on the market

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

The legal work for acquiring a new build property in Chard can be complicated compared to other types of conveyancing.

A conveyancer in Chard must be able to deal with things like helping with mortgage offer extension terms, negotiating new build contracts and registering ownership with warranty providers, including NHBC, Advantage HCI and BOPAS.

Our specialist team of new build conveyancing solicitors are well versed in representing buyers to achieve 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 Chard - do I need a solicitor?

Yes you will need a solicitor to handle the legal side of the remortgage.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Chard will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

Quittance's solicitors can act for most UK lenders, so no matter whether you are changing to a flexible mortgage with the Nationwide Building Society or to a flexible mortgage with the Barnsley Building Society, our remortgage specialists can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender