Porth conveyancing FAQs

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

Porth 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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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 Porth?

Conveyancing fees are comprised of 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 and bankruptcy searches. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

Our conveyancing fees for buying or selling a house in Porth are fixed, which means that for a standard transaction, what you pay is exactly what you see in your quote.

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Porth home move

Our online conveyancing fees calculator gives you a detailed fixed fee quote including all of the legal costs involved in buying and selling your home.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

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

Property searches are enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Porth 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 Porth - what do I need to know?

Buying a leasehold property in the UK can be complex when compared to purchasing a freehold. The many potential complications awaiting the unsuspecting buyer can include legally technical issues like unreasonable managing agent fees and freeholds sold without first refusal to leaseholders.

An experienced leasehold conveyancer 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?

Could the sale of a leasehold property be delayed?

Yes, compared to freehold conveyancing. Sale conveyancing for a leasehold house or flat can take much longer.

The buyer's conveyancer will expect to see these documents, such as an up-to-date statement of service charges. Typically, delays are due to the time it takes to source this information.

It can take a long time to gather the managing agent's information if the landlord or managing agent is slow or difficult to contact, so the solicitor should get this underway as soon as possible.

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

I am buying a new build property in Porth - what do I need to know?

The conveyancing for acquiring a new build in Porth is often more complex than other types of conveyancing.

A conveyancer in Porth will need to be qualified to handle things like handling unreasonable delays, confirming rights to use pipes and cables (e.g. phone, data, fibre, electricity) and registering ownership with warranty providers, including NHBC Buildmark, Advantage HCI and ICW.

Our highly experienced team of new build conveyancers are experts in working with buyers towards the best outcome and working to tight developer deadlines.

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Buying a new build property off plan - what you need to know.

What you need to check before buying a new build home.

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

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

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Porth remortgage solicitor can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

Our network of solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so whether you are you are switching to a cashback mortgage with Birmingham Midshires or to a flexible mortgage with the Furness Building Society, our remortgage team can assist.

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