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Maesteg conveyancing FAQs

What are the Council Tax bands in Bridgend County Borough Council in 2021?

Maesteg is situated in Bridgend County Borough Council. Council tax bands in 2021 are as follows:

Band Bridgend Council Tax (2021/22)
A £1,241.42
B £1,448.33
C £1,655.23
D £1,862.14
E £2,275.94
F £2,689.75
G £3,103.56
H £3,724.27
I £4,344.98

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Are Maesteg conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Maesteg carry out the conveyancing on an hourly rate.

Some 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 a No Sale, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2021?

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 0.1% (Apr 2021). A good Maesteg remortgage solicitor should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

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.

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Will I need a solicitor to transfer equity in my Maesteg home?

When one or more joint owners of a property transfers (gifts or sells) their share in a property, this is called a 'transfer of equity'. A solicitor can carry out the legal process for a transfer of equity, register the new owner(s) of the property and take care of any Stamp Duty paperwork. Your conveyancing solicitor can complete the process for a fixed fee.

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If you are buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity in a property in Maesteg, we can help you find an expert conveyancing solicitor.

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

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  • Fixed fee conveyancing service
  • Maesteg experts
  • CQS-accredited panel solicitors
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