Neath conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in Neath Port Talbot Council?

Neath is situated in Neath Port Talbot Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band Neath Port Talbot Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1181.65
B £1378.60
C £1575.54
D £1772.48
E £2166.37
F £2560.25
G £2954.14
H £3544.96
I £4135.79

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Can I claim stamp duty relief as a first time buyer?

How much are conveyancing fees for buying or selling a home in Neath?

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

Disbursements are the extra third-party costs incurred on your behalf, for example HMLR registration fees and local authority searches. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

Our legal fees for buying or selling a house in Neath are fixed, meaning your fixed fee conveyancing quote will have no sneaky additional fees

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Neath sale or purchase

Our online conveyancing fees calculator gives you a detailed fixed fee quote with a detailed breakdown of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Neath sale or purchase.

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I'm buying a house in Neath which property searches will I require?

The standard search pack will include:

  • Local Authority Search
  • Residential Environmental Search
  • Regulated Drainage and Water Search
  • Chancel search

Occasionally the solicitor will advise additional searches , for example a flood search.

To find out the cost of searches on a Neath purchase try our conveyancing 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 Neath - what do I need to know?

Buying a leasehold flat in the UK can be very involved. The numerous common problems lying in wait for an uninformed buyer can include legally technical issues like costly and undisclosed major works and onerous covenants.

An experienced leasehold conveyancer 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 it take longer to sell a leasehold property?

Yes. The legal work for selling a leasehold home can be seriously delayed.

The buyer's solicitor will expect to see these documents, such as an up-to-date statement of service charges. Typically, delays are due to the time it takes to get these documents together.

It can take weeks to collect this information if the landlord or managing agent is slow or difficult to contact, so your solicitor should get this underway even before you have found a buyer.

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

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

The legal work for acquiring a new build home in Neath .

Your solicitor in Neath will need to be qualified to handle things like liaising with the builder's onsite sales team, negotiating new build contracts and working with warranty providers such as NHBC Buildmark, Advantage and ICW.

Our highly experienced team of new build conveyancing solicitors are experts in representing buyers to achieve a stress free move 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.

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

Yes.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Neath remortgage solicitor will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

Our property lawyers are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so whether you are you are changing to an interest-only mortgage with the Nationwide Building Society or to a repayment mortgage with the Furness Building Society, our remortgage specialists can help.

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