Pontyclun conveyancing FAQs

How much council tax must I pay for a property in Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council?

Pontyclun is situated in Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council. Council tax bands are:

Band Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1110.35
B £1295.41
C £1480.47
D £1665.53
E £2035.65
F £2405.77
G £2775.89
H £3331.06
I £3886.24

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Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

Are Pontyclun conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Pontyclun offer services on a price per hour basis and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

Your expert solicitor will work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no hidden fees. Your detailed quote will set out what the fees and disbursements will be when your home sale or purchase completes.

If, for any reason at all, your home sale or purchase does not go ahead, you will be covered by our No Move, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

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

Searches are questions submitted to a number of authorities by Pontyclun 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?

I am buying a leasehold property in Pontyclun - what do I need to know?

Buying a leasehold flat in the UK can be complicated. The numerous common problems awaiting an uninformed buyer can include legally technical issues like sinking fund issues and short leases.

A specialist leasehold solicitor 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 a leasehold property take longer to sell?

Yes. The legal work for selling leasehold properties can take much longer.

The buyer's conveyancer will want to see this leasehold-related paperwork, such as an up-to-date statement of service charges. The time it takes to source this information is usually the cause of these delays.

It can take a long time to gather this paperwork if it is difficult to contact the managing agent or they are slow to respond, so your lawyer 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

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

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Pontyclun could save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate by completing the conveyancing quickly.

Our conveyancing solicitors can act for most UK lenders, so whether you are you are switching to an interest-only mortgage with Birmingham Midshires or to a two-year discount with the Harpenden Building Society, we can assist.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender