Porthcawl conveyancing FAQs

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

Porthcawl is situated in Bridgend County Borough Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band Bridgend County Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1117.21
B £1303.42
C £1489.62
D £1675.82
E £2048.23
F £2420.63
G £2793.03
H £3351.64
I £3910.25

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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 Porthcawl?

Conveyancing fees are comprised of fees and disbursements.

Disbursements are the costs payable as part of a conveyancing transaction, incurred on behalf of a buyer or seller, e.g. HMLR registration fees or landlord's notice fees. Legal fees are for the work our solicitors carry out for you.

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

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Porthcawl 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 Porthcawl?

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

Purchasing a leasehold property in the UK can be complex. The many potential problems awaiting an uninformed purchaser can include legally technical issues like overpriced managing agent packs and excessive freehold premiums.

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?

Does a leasehold property take longer to sell?

Yes, it can take considerably longer to conduct the conveyancing to sell a leasehold home,compared to the sale of a freehold property.

The solicitor acting for the buyer will need to review this leasehold-related paperwork, such as an up-to-date statement of service charges. The time needed by the seller's conveyancer to gather this paperwork is usually the cause of these delays.

Your conveyancing solicitor ought to start this process before a buyer has even been found, as these details can take a long time to gather if the managing agent or landlord is slow or difficult to contact.

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

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

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

A property lawyer in Porthcawl must be able to deal with things like ensuring that new build mortgage conditions are met, verifying rights of access and working with warranty providers such as NHBC Buildmark, Advantage and ICW.

Our highly experienced team of new build conveyancers are highly experienced in helping buyers get 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.

I am remortgaging a property in Porthcawl - do I need a solicitor?

Yes.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Porthcawl remortgage solicitor should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

Our conveyancing team are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so no matter whether you are switching to a cashback mortgage with the Royal Bank of Scotland or to a two-year discount with Birmingham Midshires, our remortgage specialists can help.

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