Penarth conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in Vale of Glamorgan?

Penarth is situated in Vale of Glamorgan. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band Vale of Glamorgan Council Tax (2018/19)
A £977.29
B £1140.17
C £1303.05
D £1465.93
E £1791.69
F £2117.46
G £2443.22
H £2931.86
I £3420.5

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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 Penarth?

Conveyancing fees can be broken down into legal fees and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the third-party costs incurred on your behalf, e.g. Stamp Duty Land Tax and planning documents. Legal fees are for the work your solicitor carries out for you.

Your solicitor's legal fees for buying or selling a house in Penarth are fixed, which means that for a standard transaction, your fixed fee conveyancing quote will have no nasty surprises

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Penarth move

Our online conveyancing fees calculator can give you a comprehensive conveyancing quote including all of the legal costs involved in buying and selling your home.

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I'm purchasing a home in Penarth which property searches will I require?

The standard pack includes:

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

Sometimes the initial search results will recommend additional searches such as a mining search.

To work out how much searches will cost on a Penarth house or flat try our calculator.

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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 Penarth?

Almost every flat in the UK is leasehold. Buying a leasehold property can take weeks longer than a freehold house because leasehold transactions involve more work and there is greater complexity.

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

Quittance's expert leasehold solicitors handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month. Our proactive approach means fewer obstacles.

What do I need to know if selling a leasehold property in Penarth?

The conveyancing process for a leasehold flat (leasehold houses are not common) is a great deal more complicated compared to a freehold house.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Penarth will need to conduct extra work, which could include sourcing the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to ascertaining if a license to assign is required.

To reduce leasehold-related delays, It is recommended that the seller instruct a lawyer as soon as is practicable.

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

The legal work for purchasing a new build property in Penarth is more complicated than buying an existing property.

A conveyancer in Penarth must be able to deal with things like advising on mortgage offer flexibility for delayed completion, spotting incomplete agreements for roads and sewers and working with warranty providers, including NHBC, Advantage and Trenwick International.

Our specialist team of new build conveyancing solicitors are experts in helping buyers get the best possible outcome 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 Penarth property?

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 Penarth should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

Our conveyancing team are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so whether you are you are switching to a fixed-rate mortgage with the NatWest or to a long-term fixed mortgage with the Harpenden Building Society, we can assist.

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