Filton conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in South Gloucestershire District Council?

Filton is situated in South Gloucestershire District Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band South Gloucestershire District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1188.52
B £1386.61
C £1584.69
D £1782.78
E £2178.95
F £2575.13
G £2971.30
H £3565.56

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How much stamp duty will I have to pay?

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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

Can I claim stamp duty relief as a first time buyer?

How much are conveyancing fees for buying or selling a home in Filton?

Conveyancing fees are comprised of legal fees and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the costs payable as part of a conveyancing transaction, paid out on your behalf, e.g. HMLR registration fees and land charges. Legal fees are for the work our solicitors carry out for you.

Our conveyancing fees for buying or selling a house in Filton are fixed, - for a standard transaction, your fixed fee conveyancing quote will have no sneaky additional fees

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Filton property sale or purchase

Our conveyancing fees calculator gives you a detailed fixed fee quote including all of the legal costs involved in buying and selling your home.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm purchasing a house in Filton - which searches will I need?

The search pack for a standard property includes:

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

Occasionally the solicitor will recommend additional searches , for example a transport search.

To see the price of searches on a Filton property, try our online conveyancing costs calculator.

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

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

Buying a leasehold flat in the UK can be very involved. The numerous common problems awaiting the unsuspecting purchaser can include legally technical issues like unpaid service charges by the existing leaseholder and freeholds sold without first refusal to leaseholders.

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?

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

The legal work for a leasehold flat or house is a great deal more technical than it is for a freehold home.

Leasehold complexity involves additional work on the part of conveyancing solicitors in Filton. This can involve getting the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to a copy of the lease.

So as to resolve any leasehold-related delays sooner, It is recommended that the seller instruct a property lawyer as soon as possible.

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

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

A good solicitor in Filton must be able to deal with things like squaring developer incentives with lenders, working to builders' exchange timelines and checking new build warranties with warranty providers, including NHBC, Advantage and Castle.

Our specialist team of new build conveyancing solicitors are experts in representing buyers to achieve 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.

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

Yes.

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Filton remortgage solicitor might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

Our property solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so no matter whether you are changing to a variable-rate with Santander or to a two-year discount with the Furness Building Society, Quittance can help.

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