Cwmbran conveyancing FAQs
What are the council tax bands in Torfaen County Borough?
Cwmbran is situated in Torfaen County Borough. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:
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How much are conveyancing fees for buying or selling a home in Cwmbran?
Conveyancing fees will include the solicitor's legal and disbursements.
Disbursements are the costs payable as part of a conveyancing transaction, incurred on your behalf, for example Stamp Duty or land charges. Legal fees are for the solicitor's legal work.
Your solicitor's legal fees for buying or selling a house in Cwmbran are fixed, so for a standard conveyancing transaction, what we quote is what you pay
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Will I need property searches when buying a property in Cwmbran?
Searches are questions submitted to a number of authorities by Cwmbran conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. Lenders also usually require conveyancing searches to be purchased.
How long does leasehold conveyancing take?
Almost all flats are leasehold. Although much less common, there are also around 1 million leasehold houses nationwide. Purchasing a leasehold home can take weeks more to complete than a freehold house because there is more to prepare.
Examples of delays might include anything from slow delivery of managing agents' documents to uncontactable landlords.
Quittance's expert leasehold solicitors handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month, and our proactive approach can mean faster conveyancing.
Does a leasehold property take longer to sell?
Yes, compared to freehold conveyancing. The conveyancing for selling leasehold properties usually takes longer.
The buyer's solicitor will expect to see this leasehold-related paperwork, like management company information and a current statement of service charges. Delays are usually the result of the time it takes your lawyer to source this information.
Your conveyancing solicitor should get this underway before a buyer has even been found, because this paperwork can take a long time to gather if it is difficult to contact the managing agent or landlord.
I am remortgaging a property in Cwmbran - do I need a solicitor?
Yes you will need a solicitor to handle the legal side of the remortgage.
The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.1% (Jan 2021). A good Cwmbran remortgage solicitor should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.
Our property solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so no matter whether you are changing to a variable-rate with RBS or to a repayment mortgage with the Allied Irish Bank, our remortgage specialists can help.