Rhondda conveyancing FAQs

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

Rhondda is situated in Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

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 Rhondda?

Conveyancing fees are comprised of fees and disbursements.

Disbursements are the third-party costs incurred on your behalf, e.g. HMLR fees or Official Entries. Legal fees are for the work our solicitors carry out for you.

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

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Rhondda home move

Our online conveyancing fees calculator can give you a comprehensive conveyancing quote including all of the legal costs involved in buying and selling your home.

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I'm buying a house in Rhondda which property searches will I require?

The standard pack includes:

  • Local Authority Search
  • Regulated Drainage and Water Search
  • Residential Environmental Search
  • Chancel liability insurance

Sometimes the initial search results will recommend specialist searches , for example a flood search.

To see the total cost of searches on a Rhondda property use our conveyancing cost calculator.

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

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

can be complex. The many potential problems lying in wait for the unsuspecting purchaser can include legally technical issues like costly and undisclosed major works and leases with fewer than 80 years to run.

Your solicitor 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?

I am selling a leasehold property in Rhondda - what do I need to know?

The legal work for a leasehold flat is a great deal more time-consuming than for a freehold property.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Rhondda must undertake additional legal work, and this could include requesting an up-to-date service charge statement, through to details of planned major works.

So as to resolve any leasehold-related problems sooner, It is highly recommended that the seller instruct a property lawyer as early as possible.

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

The legal work for purchasing a new build in Rhondda is more complicated than buying an existing property.

A property lawyer in Rhondda must be able to deal with things like dealing with fast exchange timeframes, negotiating new build contracts and registering ownership with warranty providers, including NHBC Buildmark, Advantage and Foundation.

Our award-winning team of new build conveyancers are highly experienced in helping buyers get a successful transaction 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 Rhondda property?

Yes.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Rhondda should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

Our property lawyers are on the panel for all major lenders, so no matter whether you are changing to a lifetime tracker mortgage with Barclays Bank or to a flexible mortgage with the Hinckley and Rugby Building Society, our remortgage team can assist.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender