Ebbw Vale conveyancing FAQs

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

Ebbw Vale is situated in Blaenau Gwent County Borough. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1218.63
B £1421.73
C £1624.84
D £1827.94
E £2234.15
F £2640.36
G £3046.57
H £3655.88
I £4265.19

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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 Ebbw Vale conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Ebbw Vale provide legal services on a price per hour basis and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

Quittance's conveyancing solicitors work on a fixed fee basis, with no sneaky extras. Your detailed quote will explain in detail what the fees and disbursements will be when your sale or purchase completes.

If, for whatever reason, your sale or purchase does not go ahead, you will pay no legal fees at all with our No Move, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm purchasing a home in Ebbw Vale which property searches will I require?

The standard pack includes:

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

On occasion the results of the standard searches will necessitate additional searches , for example a flood search.

To find out how much searches will cost on a Ebbw Vale property you can use our our conveyancing calculator.

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What are conveyancing searches when buying a home and do I need them?

How long does conveyancing take when buying a leasehold flat in Ebbw Vale?

Almost all flats are leasehold. There are also an estimated 1 million leasehold houses throughout the country. The conveyancing for leasehold property typically takes longer than freehold property as there is more to prepare and the landlord or managing agent are involved.

Varied factors, such as an absent freeholder or missing leasehold documents, can lead to serious delays.

Quittance's team of leasehold specialists complete the legal work for 100's of leasehold purchases each month, and our proactive approach means delays are less likely to occur.

Does the conveyancing for selling leasehold take longer?

Yes, it can take considerably longer to carry out the conveyancing on leasehold properties when compared to conveyancing on a freehold house.

The buyer's conveyancer will need to review several leasehold-related documents, such as an up-to-date statement of service charges. The time required by the seller's conveyancer to source this information is usually the cause of these delays.

Your lawyer should get this underway even before you have found a buyer, because these details can take weeks to collect if it is difficult to contact the landlord or managing agent.

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

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

The conveyancing process for buying a new build in Ebbw Vale .

A conveyancer in Ebbw Vale will need to be qualified to handle things like dealing with failures to arrange warranty provider inspections, ensuring that the contract is in the buyer's favour and registering ownership with warranty providers, including NHBC, Advantage HCI and Foundation.

Our specialist team of new build solicitors are highly experienced in working with buyers towards 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 Ebbw Vale property?

Yes.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Ebbw Vale can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

Our property lawyers are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so no matter whether you are changing to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Co-operative Bank or to a variable-rate mortgage with the Manchester Building Society, we can assist.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender