Glastonbury conveyancing FAQs

How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in Mendip District Council?

Glastonbury is situated in Mendip District Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band Mendip District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1144.54
B £1335.30
C £1526.05
D £1716.81
E £2098.32
F £2479.84
G £2861.35
H £3433.62

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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 Glastonbury conveyancing fees fixed?

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

Our panel of solicitors work on a fixed legal fee basis, with no additional fees hidden in the small print. Your conveyancing quote will explain what the conveyancing fees and costs 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 Move, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm purchasing a house in Glastonbury - what searches do I need?

The standard pack includes:

  • Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Residential Environmental Search
  • Water search
  • Chancel search

Occasionally the initial search results will recommend additional searches e.g. a radon gas search.

To find out the price of searches on a Glastonbury purchase use our 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 Glastonbury?

Almost all flats are leasehold. Although much less common, there are also around 1 million leasehold houses nationwide. The legal work for leasehold property can take weeks more to complete than freehold property as there is more to prepare and the freeholder and/or managing agent are also involved.

Delays in leasehold transactions could include anything from out-of-date contact information for the freeholder to incomplete service charge accounts.

Our expert leasehold conveyancing team look after hundreds of leasehold clients every month. Our proactive approach means fewer obstacles.

I am selling a leasehold property in Glastonbury - what do I need to know?

The conveyancing process for a leasehold flat is a great deal more specialised than for a more straightforward freehold house.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Glastonbury will usually undertake extra work, which could include collating all relevant freeholder information, through to ascertaining if the incoming lessee (i.e. the seller) is required to buy a share in the building's management company.

In order to resolve any leasehold issues faster, It is strongly advised that the vendor contact a lawyer as soon as is practicable.

I am remortgaging a property in Glastonbury - do I need a solicitor?

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Glastonbury remortgage solicitor will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

Our property lawyers are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so whether you are you are changing to a fixed-rate mortgage with Lloyds Bank or to a joint mortgage with the Swansea Building Society, Quittance can help.

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