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Merthyr Tydfil Conveyancing: FAQs

Our clients often have lots of questions about the legal process involved in moving home in Merthyr Tydfil. Below is a list of some of the more frequently asked questions about the conveyancing process:

Buying property in Merthyr Tydfil

I am buying a new build property in Merthyr Tydfil - what do I need to know?

The legal work for acquiring a new build property in Merthyr Tydfil can be complicated compared to other types of conveyancing.

A good solicitor in Merthyr Tydfil must be able to deal with things like dealing with delays associated with off-plan, negotiating new build contracts and registering ownership with warranty providers such as NHBC Buildmark, Advantage HCI and CRL.

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Buying a new build property off plan - what you need to know.

What you need to check before buying a new build home.

How much is the Council Tax in Merthyr Tydfil Council in 2022?

Merthyr Tydfil is situated in Merthyr Tydfil Council. Council tax bands are:

Band Merthyr Tydfil Council Tax (2022/23)
A £1,366.59
B £1,594.35
C £1,822.11
D £2,049.88
E £2,505.41
F £2,960.94
G £3,416.47
H £4,099.76
I £4,783.05

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Will I need property searches when buying a property in Merthyr Tydfil?

Conveyancing searches are enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Merthyr Tydfil conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. Mortgage 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?

Selling property in Merthyr Tydfil

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

Conveyancing for a leasehold flat or house is much more complicated than for a freehold property.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Merthyr Tydfil must undertake additional legal work, which could include obtaining the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to details of planned major works.

To help mitigate the delays involved in selling a leasehold house or flat, It is strongly advised that the seller instruct a lawyer as soon as the property is marketed, if not before,.

Remortgaging in Merthyr Tydfil

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


The base rate is now at 1.25% (June 2022). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Merthyr Tydfil will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

Property lawyers are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so no matter whether you are moving to a flexible mortgage with the NatWest or to a variable-rate mortgage with the Allied Irish Bank, Quittance can help.

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Transferring equity in Merthyr Tydfil

Can Quittance help with a transfer of equity on my Merthyr Tydfil property?

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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Comparing Conveyancing Quotes in Merthyr Tydfil

What's the difference between fees and disbursements?

Legal fees, such as the shared ownership fee and buy-to-let fee, are paid to your solicitor or conveyancer for the work they do.

Disbursements are third-party costs, like Environmental search fees or ID verification.

How much will my conveyancing legal fees be in 2022?

When you compare conveyancing quotes for your Merthyr Tydfil home move, check the fine print for potential extra fees and costs. An online quote should reflect everything required for standard conveyancing. Potential hidden fees could add £100s to your final bill.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2022?

General Merthyr Tydfil property lawyers FAQs

Are Merthyr Tydfil conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Merthyr Tydfil offer services on an hourly rate others work on a fixed fee.

Your property lawyer will work on a fixed fee basis, with no sneaky extras. Your detailed quote will set out what the fees and disbursements will be when your house sale or purchase goes through.

If, for any reason at all, your house sale or purchase does not go ahead, you will be covered by a No Sale, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2022?

How long does the conveyancing on a leasehold property take

The vast majority of flats are leasehold. There are also an estimated 1 million leasehold houses throughout the country. Buying a leasehold flat typically takes longer than a freehold house because there is more work involved and the freeholder and/or managing agent are also involved.

Examples of delays might include anything from missing leasehold documents to absent freeholders.

Quittance's expert leasehold solicitors handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month. Our proactive approach means fewer obstacles.

How we can help you

If you are buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity in a property in Merthyr Tydfil 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.

  • No Move, No Fee Guarantee
  • Fixed fee conveyancing service
  • Merthyr Tydfil experts
  • CQS-accredited panel solicitors
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