Pontypool conveyancing FAQs

How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in Torfaen County Borough?

Pontypool is situated in Torfaen County Borough. Council tax bands are:

Band Torfaen County Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1017.50
B £1187.08
C £1356.67
D £1526.25
E £1865.42
F £2204.58
G £2543.75
H £3052.50
I £3561.25

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Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

How much stamp duty will I have to pay?

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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 Pontypool?

Conveyancing fees are comprised of the solicitor's legal and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the taxes and additional costs incurred on your behalf, such as Land Registry fees and landlord fees. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

Our legal fees for buying or selling a house in Pontypool are fixed, meaning for a standard conveyancing transaction, what we quote is what you pay

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

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

Conveyancing searches are questions submitted to a number of authorities by Pontypool conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. 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

The vast majority of flats are leasehold. Leasehold houses are less common, but there are still an estimated 1 million such properties across the country. The conveyancing for a leasehold property typically takes longer than a freehold property as there is more to prepare and there are more parties involved.

Causes of numerous delays can range from incomplete managing agent information to absent freeholders.

Our expert leasehold conveyancing team look after hundreds of leasehold clients every month, and our proactive approach means delays are less likely to occur.

Could the sale of a leasehold property be delayed?

Yes, it can take much longer to carry out the conveyancing on a leasehold house or flat when compared to conveyancing on a freehold house.

The buyer's conveyancer will need to review this leasehold-related paperwork, including management company information. The time needed by your lawyer to source this information is usually the cause of these delays.

Your solicitor ought to start this process before a buyer has even been found, because the managing agent's information could take several weeks to collect if the agent responsible for managing the property is slow or difficult to contact.

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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 Pontypool property?

Yes you will need a solicitor to handle the legal side of the remortgage.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Pontypool can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

Our conveyancers are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so no matter whether you are changing to a cashback mortgage with the Bank of Scotland or to a discounted-rate mortgage with the Hinckley and Rugby Building Society, Quittance can help.

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