Radstock conveyancing FAQs

How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in Bath & North East Somerset Council?

Radstock is situated in Bath & North East Somerset Council. Council tax bands are:

Band Bath & North East Somerset Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1101.37
B £1284.94
C £1468.50
D £1652.06
E £2019.18
F £2386.31
G £2753.43
H £3304.12

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Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

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Read more about stamp duty:

What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

Can I claim stamp duty relief as a first time buyer?

Are Radstock conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Radstock offer services on an hourly rate and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

Our panel of solicitors work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no unexpected 'add-ons'. Your detailed quote will explain what the conveyancing fees and costs will be when your property transaction goes through.

If, for any reason at all, your property transaction does not go ahead, you will be covered by our No Sale, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm purchasing a home in Radstock - what searches do I need?

The standard search pack will include:

  • Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Drainage and Water Search
  • Environmental Search
  • Chancel liability insurance (if required)

Sometimes the solicitor will recommend further searches e.g. a search.

To find out the cost of searches on a Radstock purchase, use our calculator.

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

How long does the conveyancing on a leasehold property take

Almost all flats are leasehold. Leasehold houses are less common, but there are still an estimated 1 million such properties across the country. Purchasing a leasehold property will usually take more time than a freehold home as there are more parties involved.

Causes of numerous delays can range from slow receipt of the managing agent information to an unresponsive landlord.

Quittance's expert leasehold solicitors complete the legal work for 100's of leasehold purchases each month. Our proactive approach means fewer obstacles.

Does sale conveyancing take longer for leasehold?

Yes, compared to freehold conveyancing. The legal work for selling a leasehold property can result in long delays.

The solicitor acting for the buyer will need to review this leasehold-related paperwork, such as an up-to-date statement of service charges. Delays are usually caused by the time it takes your lawyer to get these documents together.

Your solicitor ought to start this process before a buyer has even been found, because this paperwork can take a long time to gather if it is difficult to contact the landlord or managing agent or they are slow to respond.

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

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

The conveyancing process for acquiring a new build home in Radstock can be complicated compared to other types of conveyancing.

A property lawyer in Radstock will need to be qualified to handle things like handling unreasonable delays, checking that any contracts allow for future 'common parts' maintenance and registering ownership with warranty providers, including NHBC Buildmark, Advantage HCI and Trenwick International.

Our award-winning team of new build solicitors are highly experienced in helping buyers get the best possible 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 Radstock - 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 Radstock could save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate by completing the conveyancing quickly.

Our conveyancers are on the panel for all major lenders, so whether you are you are moving to a cashback mortgage with the Bank of Scotland or to a two-year discount with the Furness Building Society, Quittance can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender