Chepstow conveyancing FAQs

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

Chepstow is situated in Monmouthshire Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Monmouthshire Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1025.95
B £1196.95
C £1367.94
D £1538.93
E £1880.91
F £2222.90
G £2564.88
H £3077.86
I £3590.83

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Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

How much stamp duty will I have to pay?

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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 Chepstow conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Chepstow offer services on an hourly basis others work on a fixed fee.

Quittance's solicitors work on a fixed fee basis, with no additional fees hidden in the small print. Your quote will explain what you will pay when your house sale or purchase goes through.

If, for any reason at all, your house 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?

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

Searches are enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Chepstow 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?

I am buying a leasehold property in Chepstow - what do I need to know?

Buying a leasehold property in England or Wales can be complex when compared to purchasing a freehold. The many potential problems awaiting the unsuspecting purchaser can include legally technical issues like sinking fund issues and unfair clauses in the lease.

A 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?

Is there anything to be aware of if selling a leasehold property in Chepstow?

The conveyancing process for a leasehold flat (leasehold houses are uncommon) is much more complex than for a more straightforward freehold house.

The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in Chepstow will need to conduct additional work, such as obtaining all relevant freeholder information, through to finding out if there are any payment arrears.

To reduce leasehold-related delays, It is strongly advised that the seller instruct a property lawyer as soon as is practicable.

I am remortgaging a property in Chepstow - do I need a solicitor?

Yes.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Chepstow remortgage solicitor could save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate by completing the conveyancing quickly.

Our conveyancing solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so whether you are you are changing to a 95% mortgage with the Bank of Scotland or to a flexible mortgage with the Manchester Building Society, our remortgage team can assist.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender