Neath Port Talbot is a county borough in the West Wales and Valleys region of Wales. The district stretches from the coast to the 5 valleys in the north, and borders on the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons. The Vale of Neath and other valleys (Dulais, Afan, Swansea and Upper Amman) played a key role in the industrial revolution, but have undergone a transformation thanks to substantial levels of public and private investment.
Regeneration has resulted in a change for the better, and with lower than average housing costs and a great community, Neath Port Talbot is an attractive area for young families to live.
Neath Port Talbot conveyancing FAQs
How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in Neath Port Talbot Council in 2021?
Neath Port Talbot is situated in Neath Port Talbot Council. Council tax bands in 2021 are as follows:
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Are Neath Port Talbot conveyancing fees fixed?
Some conveyancing solicitors in Neath Port Talbot offer their services on a price per hour basis.
Some property lawyers work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no unexpected 'add-ons'. Your conveyancing quote will set out exactly what the fees and disbursements will be when your house purchase or sale completes.
If, for any reason at all, your house purchase or sale does not go ahead, you will be covered by a No Move, No Fee guarantee.
I'm buying a house in Neath Port Talbot which property searches will I require?
The standard search pack will include:
- Local Authority Search
- Regulated Drainage and Water Search
- Residential Environmental Search
- Chancel liability insurance (if required)
Occasionally the initial search results will recommend specialist searches , for example a search.
To check the total cost of searches on a Neath Port Talbot property, use our online conveyancing costs calculator.
How long does conveyancing take when buying a leasehold flat in Neath Port Talbot?
Almost all flats are leasehold. Purchasing a leasehold home will usually take more time than a freehold home as the freeholder and/or managing agent are also involved.
Delays in leasehold transactions could include anything from an unreachable freeholder to slow receipt of the managing agent information.
Our specialist leasehold solicitor team complete the legal work for 100's of leasehold purchases each month, and our proactive approach can mean faster conveyancing.
Does the conveyancing for selling leasehold take longer?
Yes, compared to freehold conveyancing. The legal work for selling a leasehold house or flat typically takes longer.
The buyer's conveyancer will expect to see this leasehold-related paperwork. These could include an up-to-date statement of service charges and a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property. The time needed by to source this information is usually the cause of these delays.
Your conveyancing solicitor ought to start this process even before a sale has been agreed, because this information could take several weeks to collect if the managing agent or landlord is slow or difficult to contact.
I am buying a new build property in Neath Port Talbot - what do I need to know?
The conveyancing process for buying a new build home in Neath Port Talbot is often more complex than other types of conveyancing.
A conveyancing solicitor in Neath Port Talbot must be able to deal with things like helping with mortgage offer extension terms, negotiating new build contracts and registering ownership with warranty providers, including NHBC, Advantage HCI and Checkmate.
I am remortgaging a property in Neath Port Talbot - do I need a solicitor?
The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.1% (Apr 2021). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Neath Port Talbot can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.
Conveyancing solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so no matter whether you are moving to a tracker with the Halifax or to a discounted-rate mortgage with the Leeds Building Society, a remortgage solicitor can assist.
I am transferring equity in a Neath Port Talbot property - do I need a solicitor?
Changing the legal ownership structure of a property is known as a 'transfer of equity'. An owner (or owners) of a property may wish to transfer equity in a property for a number of reasons, including:
- Gifting a property to a child or relative, perhaps for tax planning reasons.
- Transferring a property into joint names after a marriage or civil partnership.
- Transferring a jointly owned property into a sole name following a divorce or separation.
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If you are buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity in a property in Neath Port Talbot, we can help you find an expert conveyancing solicitor.
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