Port Talbot conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in Neath Port Talbot Council?

Port Talbot is situated in Neath Port Talbot Council. Council tax bands are:

Band Neath Port Talbot Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1181.65
B £1378.60
C £1575.54
D £1772.48
E £2166.37
F £2560.25
G £2954.14
H £3544.96
I £4135.79

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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 Port Talbot?

Conveyancing fees are made up of 2 parts: the conveyancer's legal fees and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the taxes and additional costs incurred on behalf of a buyer or seller, e.g. Stamp Duty Land Tax or freeholder fees. Legal fees are for the work our solicitors carry out for you.

Our conveyancing fees for buying or selling a house in Port Talbot are fixed, so what you pay is exactly what you see in your quote.

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Port Talbot home move

Our online conveyancing fees calculator gives you a detailed fixed fee quote with a comprehensive list of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Port Talbot sale or purchase.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

Will I need property searches when buying a property in Port Talbot?

Searches are enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Port Talbot 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?

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

Buying a leasehold flat in the UK is significantly more complex than buying a freehold property. The many potential traps lying in wait for the unsuspecting buyer can include legally technical issues like and unreasonable lease extension premiums.

A good property lawyer 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 sale conveyancing take longer for leasehold?

Compared to freehold property, yes. Sale conveyancing for a leasehold home can result in long delays.

The buyer's conveyancer must review this leasehold-related paperwork, like a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property and three years' filed accounts for the property management. The time it takes your solicitor to gather this paperwork is commonly the source of delays.

It could take several weeks to collect these details if the landlord or managing agent is slow or difficult to contact, so your solicitor should start this process even before a sale has been agreed.

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Selling a leasehold flat? What to do before going on the market

I am remortgaging a property in Port Talbot - do I need a solicitor?

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 Port Talbot might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

Our conveyancers can act for most UK lenders, so no matter whether you are moving to a fixed-rate mortgage with RBS or to a repayment mortgage with the Harpenden Building Society, our remortgage team can assist.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender