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Flintshire is a county in North Wales, bordering Cheshire. Often described as the gateway to Wales, the area historically formed part of the Welsh Marches, an area of conflict between the Welsh and English.

Flintshire consists mainly of market towns and villages surrounded by rolling countryside, the largest town being Connah's Quay, with other major centres including Mold, Flint and Buckley.

With good rail and road links to all parts of the UK, the county is home to some major engineering and internet companies. Affordable house prices and peaceful rural living have added to Flintshire's popularity with families.

Flintshire Conveyancing: FAQs

We have put together a list of questions frequently asked about conveyancing in Flintshire. If you would like to discuss a specific questions, please call us on 0800 022 4108.

Buying property in Flintshire

How much Council Tax must I pay for a property in Flintshire County Council in 2022?

Flintshire is situated in Flintshire County Council. Council tax bands in 2022 are as follows:

Band Flintshire Council Tax (2022/23)
A £1,210.27
B £1,411.98
C £1,613.69
D £1,815.40
E £2,218.82
F £2,622.24
G £3,025.67
H £3,630.80
I £4,235.93

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Will I need property searches when buying a property in Flintshire?

Property searches are questions submitted to a number of authorities by Flintshire conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. 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 Flintshire - what do I need to know?

Buying a leasehold flat in the UK is significantly more complex than buying a freehold property. The numerous common problems awaiting the unsuspecting purchaser can include legally technical issues like undisclosed major works and freeholds sold without first refusal to leaseholders.

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?

Selling property in Flintshire

Does sale conveyancing take longer for leasehold?

Yes, compared to freehold conveyancing. Sale conveyancing for leasehold properties typically takes longer.

The buyer's conveyancer will want to see several leasehold-related documents. These could include three years' filed accounts for the property management and a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property. Typically, delays are due to the time it takes your lawyer to gather this paperwork.

It can take weeks to collect this information if the managing agent or landlord is slow or difficult to contact, so your conveyancing solicitor should start this process as soon as possible.

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

Remortgaging in Flintshire

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

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

The base rate is now at 1.25% (June 2022). A good Flintshire remortgage solicitor will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

Conveyancers on the panel for all major lenders - so whether you are you are moving to an offset mortgage with the Co-operative Bank or to a capped-rate mortgage with the Manchester Building Society, a remortgage specialist can help.

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Transferring equity in Flintshire

Will I need a solicitor to transfer equity in my Flintshire property?

If you jointly own property with one or more other people and you wish to transfer ownership of your share in the property to someone else, you will need a solicitor to carry out a 'Transfer of Equity'. Your conveyancing solicitor will take care of all the legal work required for a transfer of equity for a low fixed fee (including remortgage work if required).

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Comparing Conveyancing Quotes in Flintshire

What are conveyancing disbursements?

Legal fees are paid to your solicitor or licensed conveyancer for completing the legal work, including the equity loan fee and acting for mortgage lender fee.

Disbursements are third-party costs, such as bankruptcy search fee and SDLT.

How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2022?

To properly compare Flintshire conveyancing quotes, you must be aware of potential additional charges and hidden fees that could significantly increase the cost of your home move.

Our market research, carried out in July, 2022, shows the true cost of conveyancing varies considerably between solicitors.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2022?

General Flintshire property lawyers FAQs

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

Conveyancing fees are made up of 2 parts: the solicitor's legal and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the third-party costs paid out on your behalf, e.g. Land Registry fees and indemnity policies. Legal fees are for the work your solicitor carries out for you.

Your fees for buying or selling a house in Flintshire are fixed, so your fixed fee conveyancing quote will have no additional fees

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Flintshire move

Our online conveyancing fees calculator gives you a detailed fixed fee quote with a detailed breakdown of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Flintshire sale or purchase.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2022?

How we can help you

If you are buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity in a property in Flintshire and need an expert conveyancing solicitor, we can take care of the legal side of your move.

We work with a panel of specialist conveyancing solicitors to deliver a stress-free moving experience.

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