Pontypridd conveyancing FAQs
How much Council Tax must I pay for a property in Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council in 2022?
Pontypridd is situated in Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council. Council tax bands are:
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How much are conveyancing fees for buying or selling a home in Pontypridd?
Conveyancing fees are made up of 2 parts: the conveyancer's legal fees and disbursements.
Disbursements are the third-party costs incurred on your behalf, for example HMLR registration fees or leasehold management packs. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.
Your legal fees for buying or selling a house in Pontypridd are fixed, which means that for a standard conveyancing transaction, your fixed fee conveyancing quote will have no hidden extras
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I'm buying a home in Pontypridd which property searches will I require?
The standard search pack will include:
- Official or Regulated Local Authority Search
- Regulated Drainage and Water Search
- Environmental Search
- Chancel liability insurance (if required)
Occasionally the initial search results will recommend specialist searches e.g. a flood search.
To work out how much searches will cost on a Pontypridd move use our conveyancing cost calculator.
How long does leasehold conveyancing take?
The vast majority of flats are leasehold. Although much less common, there are also around 1 million leasehold houses nationwide. Purchasing a leasehold flat can take weeks longer than freehold property because leasehold transactions involve more work and there are more parties involved.
Varied factors, such as an unreachable freeholder or slow delivery of managing agents' documents, can lead to serious delays.
Specialist leasehold solicitors handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month, and our proactive approach means delays are less likely to occur.
Does it take longer to sell a leasehold property?
Yes. The conveyancing for selling a leasehold house or flat typically takes longer.
The buyer's solicitor will expect to see several leasehold-related documents, like a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property and three years' filed accounts for the property management. Delays are usually caused by the time needed by the solicitor to gather this paperwork.
It can take weeks to collect this information if it is difficult to contact the managing agent or they are slow to respond, so your conveyancing solicitor ought to start this process before a buyer has even been found.
Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Pontypridd property?
The base rate is now at 0.5% (Mar 2022). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Pontypridd can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.
Conveyancers on the panel for all major lenders - so no matter whether you are moving to an offset mortgage with Bradford & Bingley or to a repayment mortgage with the Bank of Ireland, Quittance can help.
Will I need a solicitor to transfer equity in my Pontypridd home?
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.
Your next step
If you are buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity in a property in Pontypridd and need an expert conveyancing solicitor, we can take care of the legal side of your move.
We work with a panel of specialist conveyancing solicitors to deliver a stress-free moving experience.
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- Pontypridd experts
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Frequently asked questions:
- How do I speed up the conveyancing process?
- How much Stamp Duty (SDLT) will I need to pay in 2022?
- Why do I need to check my conveyancer's lender panel status before instructing?
- What do buyers need to know about conveyancing in 2022?
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