Clevedon conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in North Somerset Council?

Clevedon is situated in North Somerset Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band North Somerset Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1111.10
B £1296.28
C £1481.47
D £1666.65
E £2037.02
F £2407.38
G £2777.75
H £3333.30

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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 Clevedon conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Clevedon offer services on an hourly rate others work on a fixed fee.

Our conveyancing solicitors work on a fixed fee basis, with no nasty surprises. Your conveyancing quote will set out exactly 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 will be 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 Clevedon?

Property searches are enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Clevedon 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 Clevedon - what do I need to know?

Buying a leasehold property in the UK is significantly more complex than buying a freehold property. The many potential traps awaiting an uninformed buyer can include legally technical issues like costly and undisclosed major works and marriage value issues.

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 Clevedon?

The conveyancing process for a leasehold flat (leasehold houses are not common) is quite a lot more difficult than for a more straightforward freehold house.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Clevedon will need to conduct additional work, such as getting the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to a copy of the insurance policy schedule.

To help mitigate the delays involved in selling a leasehold house or flat, It is strongly advised that the seller instruct a solicitor as soon as the decision is made to sell.

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

The legal work for buying a new build home in Clevedon .

Your solicitor in Clevedon will need to be qualified to handle things like handling reservation fees, confirming building regulation compliance and working with warranty providers, including NHBC, Advantage and Protek.

Our specialist team of new build solicitors are well versed in helping buyers get the best possible 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.

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

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Clevedon remortgage solicitor should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

Our network of solicitors are on the panel for all major lenders, so no matter whether you are moving to a cashback mortgage with Birmingham Midshires or to a variable-rate mortgage with Virgin Money, we can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender