Maesteg conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in Bridgend County Borough Council?

Maesteg is situated in Bridgend County Borough Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Bridgend County Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1117.21
B £1303.42
C £1489.62
D £1675.82
E £2048.23
F £2420.63
G £2793.03
H £3351.64
I £3910.25

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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 Maesteg conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Maesteg carry out the conveyancing on an hourly rate and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

Quittance's expert solicitors work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no unexpected 'add-ons'. Your detailed quote will explain in detail what you will pay when your house purchase or sale completes.

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

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm purchasing a home in Maesteg - which searches will I need?

The standard search pack will include:

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

Occasionally the results of the standard searches will necessitate additional searches e.g. an HS2 search.

To work out the cost of searches on a Maesteg move, try our 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 Maesteg - what do I need to know?

Buying a leasehold house or flat in the UK is significantly more complex than buying a freehold property. The many potential complications awaiting an uninformed buyer can include legally technical issues like costly and undisclosed major works and leases with fewer than 80 years to run.

A good property lawyer 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?

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

The legal work for a leasehold property is a great deal more complex than for a more straightforward freehold house.

The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in Maesteg will usually undertake additional work. This can involve sourcing an up-to-date service charge statement, through to a copy of the service charge budget for the current year (and any anticipated payments on account).

To help mitigate the delays involved in selling a leasehold property, It is highly recommended that you instruct a lawyer as soon as possible.

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

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

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Maesteg remortgage solicitor should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

Our property lawyers can act for most UK lenders, so whether you are you are changing to a tracker with the Bank of Scotland or to a discounted-rate mortgage with the Furness Building Society, our remortgage team can assist.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender