Shepton Mallet conveyancing FAQs

How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in Mendip District Council?

Shepton Mallet is situated in Mendip District Council. Council tax bands are:

Band Mendip District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1144.54
B £1335.30
C £1526.05
D £1716.81
E £2098.32
F £2479.84
G £2861.35
H £3433.62

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How much are conveyancing fees for buying or selling a home in Shepton Mallet?

Conveyancing fees are comprised of fees and disbursements.

Disbursements are the costs payable as part of a conveyancing transaction, incurred on your behalf, such as HM Land Registry fees or freeholder fees. Legal fees are for the solicitor's legal work.

Our legal fees for buying or selling a house in Shepton Mallet are fixed, which means that for a standard transaction, your fixed fee conveyancing quote will have no nasty surprises

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Shepton Mallet sale or purchase

Our online conveyancing fees calculator can give you a comprehensive conveyancing quote with a comprehensive list of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Shepton Mallet sale or purchase.

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Will I need property searches when buying a property in Shepton Mallet?

Conveyancing searches are questions submitted to a number of authorities by Shepton Mallet conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. Mortgage lenders also usually require conveyancing searches to be purchased.

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How long does the conveyancing on a leasehold property take

Over 90% of flats in the UK are leasehold. Purchasing a leasehold flat will usually take more time than a freehold home because leasehold transactions involve more work and there are more parties involved.

Examples of delays might include anything from missing leasehold documents to an unresponsive landlord.

Our specialist leasehold solicitor team handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month. With specialist expertise there should be far fewer delays.

Is there anything to be aware of if selling a leasehold property in Shepton Mallet?

The conveyancing process for a leasehold flat is much more complicated compared to a freehold house.

The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in Shepton Mallet must carry out additional legal work, including requesting all relevant freeholder information, through to details of common parts management.

To reduce leasehold-related delays, It is strongly advised that the vendor contact a conveyancer as early as possible.

I am remortgaging a property in Shepton Mallet - do I need a solicitor?

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

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

Our property solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so no matter whether you are changing to a variable-rate with RBS or to a repayment mortgage with the Allied Irish Bank, our remortgage specialists can help.

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