Pontypridd conveyancing FAQs

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

Pontypridd 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?

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 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.

Our 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

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Pontypridd move

Our online conveyancing fees calculator gives an instant conveyancing quote with a comprehensive list of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Pontypridd sale or purchase.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

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.

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What are conveyancing searches when buying a home and do I need them?

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.

Our specialist leasehold solicitor team 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.

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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 Pontypridd property?

Yes.

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Pontypridd can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

Our conveyancers are 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.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender