Keynsham conveyancing FAQs

How much council tax must I pay for a property in Bath & North East Somerset Council?

Keynsham is situated in Bath & North East Somerset Council. Council tax bands are:

Band Bath & North East Somerset Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1101.37
B £1284.94
C £1468.50
D £1652.06
E £2019.18
F £2386.31
G £2753.43
H £3304.12

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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 Keynsham?

Conveyancing fees will include legal fees and disbursements.

Disbursements are the extra third-party costs incurred on behalf of a buyer or seller, such as HMLR registration fees or freeholder fees. Legal fees are for the work your solicitor carries out for you.

Your solicitor's legal fees for buying or selling a house in Keynsham are fixed, which means that what you pay is exactly what you see in your quote.

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Our conveyancing fees calculator gives an instant conveyancing quote with a detailed breakdown of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Keynsham sale or purchase.

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I'm purchasing a property in Keynsham - what searches do I need?

The standard pack includes:

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

Sometimes the results of the standard searches will necessitate further searches , for example a flood search.

To see the total cost of searches on a Keynsham house or flat, try our conveyancing cost calculator.

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

How long does the conveyancing on a leasehold property take

The vast majority of flats are leasehold. Leasehold houses are less common, but there are still an estimated 1 million such properties across the country. Purchasing a leasehold flat typically takes longer than a freehold home as the landlord or managing agent are involved.

Varied factors, such as uncontactable landlords or slow receipt of the managing agent information, can lead to serious delays.

Our expert leasehold conveyancing team handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month, and our proactive approach can mean faster conveyancing.

Does the conveyancing for selling leasehold take longer?

Yes. Sale conveyancing for a leasehold house or flat usually takes longer.

The buyer's solicitor will want to see this leasehold-related paperwork, like a copy of the freehold property's buildings insurance and an up-to-date statement of service charges. The time it takes your lawyer to source this information is the common cause of such delays.

It can take weeks to collect this information if it is difficult to contact the managing agent, so your conveyancing solicitor should commence this at the earliest opportunity.

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

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

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

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Keynsham remortgage solicitor could save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate by completing the conveyancing quickly.

Solicitors on the panel for all major lenders - so whether you are you are changing to a tracker with the NatWest or to a repayment mortgage with the Darlington Building Society, our remortgage team can assist.

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