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The university and cathedral city of Newport lies on the River Usk close to the Severn estuary in Wales and forms part of the Cardiff-Newport metropolitan area. Close to the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Brecon Beacons, the Gower coast and the Vale of Usk, the city offers an excellent quality of life with acclaimed schools, beautiful scenery and a lively sporting and entertainment scene.

The city centre is undergoing an investment programme to create new housing, retail, commercial and recreational facilities.

Excellent transport links to the rest of the UK and house prices around 60% of the national average, help make Newport a popular place to settle.

Newport conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in Newport Council?

Newport is situated in Newport Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band Newport Council Tax (2018/19)
A £867.14
B £1011.66
C £1156.19
D £1300.71
E £1589.76
F £1878.80
G £2167.85
H £2601.42
I £3034.99

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Are Newport conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Newport offer services on an hourly basis others work on a fixed fee.

Your expert solicitor will work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no nasty surprises. Your quote will set out exactly what the legal fees will be when your property transaction completes.

If, for any reason at all, your property transaction does not go ahead, you have the peace of mind of our No Sale, No Fee guarantee.

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

Searches are detailed enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Newport 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 the conveyancing on a leasehold property take

Over 90% of flats in the UK are leasehold. Leasehold houses are less common, but there are still an estimated 1 million such properties across the country. Buying leasehold property typically takes longer than a freehold home because leasehold transactions involve more work and the freeholder and/or managing agent are also involved.

Examples of delays might include anything from incomplete service charge accounts to an absent freeholder.

Our expert leasehold conveyancing team look after hundreds of leasehold clients every month. Our proactive approach means fewer obstacles.

Is there anything to be aware of if selling a leasehold property in Newport?

The conveyancing process for a leasehold flat (houses are rarely leasehold) is significantly more difficult than for a more straightforward freehold house.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Newport must carry out additional tasks. This can involve sourcing an up-to-date service charge statement, through to details of historical insurance claims.

To reduce leasehold-related delays, It is recommended that the vendor contact a conveyancer as early as possible.

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

Yes.

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Newport remortgage solicitor might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

Our conveyancing team are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so no matter whether you are moving to a fixed-rate mortgage with the NatWest or to a flexible mortgage with the Harpenden Building Society, our remortgage specialists can help.

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