Monmouth conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in Monmouthshire Council?

Monmouth is situated in Monmouthshire Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band Monmouthshire Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1025.95
B £1196.95
C £1367.94
D £1538.93
E £1880.91
F £2222.90
G £2564.88
H £3077.86
I £3590.83

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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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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 Monmouth?

Conveyancing fees will include the conveyancer's legal fees and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the third-party costs incurred on behalf of a buyer or seller, for example Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) or local authority searches. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

Our fees for buying or selling a house in Monmouth are fixed, so for a standard transaction, what we quote is exactly what you pay

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

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

Searches are detailed questions submitted to a number of authorities by Monmouth 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?

How long does conveyancing take when buying a leasehold flat in Monmouth?

Almost all flats are leasehold. There are also an estimated 1 million leasehold houses throughout the country. The conveyancing for a leasehold property will usually take more time than a freehold house because there is more to prepare and there is greater complexity.

Delays in leasehold transactions could include anything from an absent freeholder to incomplete managing agent information.

Our specialist leasehold solicitor team handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month. Our proactive approach means fewer obstacles.

Could the sale of a leasehold property be delayed?

Yes. Sale conveyancing for leasehold properties usually takes longer.

The solicitor acting for the buyer will expect to see this leasehold-related paperwork, such as an up-to-date statement of service charges. The time required by to source this information is the common cause of such delays.

Your solicitor should get this underway at the earliest opportunity, as this information can take a long time to gather if it is difficult to contact the managing agent.

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

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

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

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Monmouth can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

Our conveyancing solicitors can act for most UK lenders, so whether you are you are moving to an interest-only mortgage with the Bank of Scotland or to a variable-rate mortgage with the Bank of Ireland, our remortgage team can assist.

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