Minehead conveyancing FAQs

How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in West Somerset Council?

Minehead is situated in West Somerset Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band West Somerset Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1132.63
B £1321.41
C £1510.18
D £1698.95
E £2076.49
F £2454.04
G £2831.58
H £3397.90

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Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

Stamp duty calculator

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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 Minehead conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Minehead carry out the conveyancing on an hourly rate others work on a fixed fee.

Our panel of solicitors work on a fixed legal fee basis, with no sneaky extras. Your conveyancing quote will explain what the conveyancing fees and costs will be when your property sale or purchase goes through.

If, for whatever reason, your property sale or purchase does not go ahead, you are covered by our No Sale, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

Will I need property searches when buying a property in Minehead?

Conveyancing searches are questions submitted to a number of authorities by Minehead 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?

I am buying a leasehold property in Minehead - what do I need to know?

Buying a leasehold flat in the UK can be very involved. The many potential problems lying in wait for the unsuspecting buyer can include legally technical issues like unpaid service charges by the existing leaseholder and leases with fewer than 80 years to run.

Your conveyancing solicitor 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?

Does the conveyancing for selling leasehold take longer?

Yes, that's correct, it can take considerably longer to carry out the conveyancing on a leasehold house or flat when compared to conveyancing on a freehold house.

The solicitor acting for the buyer will expect to see these documents, such as three years' filed accounts for the property management. The time needed by your solicitor to get these documents together is usually the cause of these delays.

Your conveyancing solicitor should start this process at the earliest opportunity, because this information could take several weeks to collect if it is difficult to contact the managing agent or landlord or they are slow to respond.

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

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

The conveyancing for buying a new build home in Minehead .

Your solicitor in Minehead must be able to deal with things like handling deposits, investigating road and drainage issues and working with warranty providers such as NHBC Buildmark, Advantage and Ward Cole.

Our highly experienced team of new build conveyancing solicitors are well versed in working with buyers towards a successful transaction and working to tight developer deadlines.

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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.

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

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Minehead remortgage solicitor can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

Quittance's solicitors can act for most UK lenders, so whether you are you are moving to a variable-rate with the Halifax or to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Skipton Building Society, we can assist.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender