Conwy conveyancing FAQs

How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in Conwy County Borough Council?

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

Band Conwy County Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £979.44
B £1142.68
C £1305.92
D £1469.16
E £1795.64
F £2122.12
G £2448.60
H £2938.32
I £3428.04

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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 Conwy conveyancing fees fixed?

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

Your property lawyer will work on a fixed legal fee basis, with no additional fees hidden in the small print. Your quote will set out what the fees and disbursements will be when your move completes.

If, for whatever reason, your move does not go ahead, you will pay no legal fees at all with 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 Conwy?

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

Buying a leasehold property in the UK is significantly more complex than buying a freehold property. The numerous common problems lying in wait for an uninformed buyer can include legally technical issues like incomplete management company accounts and marriage value issues.

An experienced leasehold conveyancer 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?

What do I need to know if selling a leasehold property in Conwy?

The conveyancing process for a leasehold flat (houses are rarely leasehold) is significantly more involved than for a more straightforward freehold house.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Conwy will usually undertake additional work, such as obtaining an up-to-date service charge statement, through to a copy of the buildings insurance for the common parts.

In order to resolve any leasehold difficulties faster, It is recommended that the seller instruct a conveyancer as early as possible.

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

The conveyancing for acquiring a new build in Conwy can be complicated compared to other types of conveyancing.

A good solicitor in Conwy must be able to deal with things like handling deposits, checking that any contracts allow for future 'common parts' maintenance and registering ownership with warranty providers, including NHBC Buildmark, Advantage HCI and Global Home Warranties.

Our highly experienced team of new build solicitors are highly experienced in helping buyers get 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 Conwy - do I need a solicitor?

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

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Conwy could save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate by completing the conveyancing quickly.

A network of solicitors acting for all major lenders - so no matter whether you are switching to a 95% mortgage with the Nationwide Building Society or to a capped-rate mortgage with the Coventry Building Society, we can help.

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