Somerset conveyancing FAQs
How much Council Tax must I pay for a property in Sedgemoor District Council in 2021?
Somerset is situated in Sedgemoor District Council. Council tax bands are as follows:
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Are Somerset conveyancing fees fixed?
Some conveyancing solicitors in Somerset offer their services on an hourly basis others work on a fixed fee.
Other solicitors work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no sneaky extras. Your conveyancing quote will set out what you will pay when your move goes through.
If, for whatever reason, your move does not go ahead, you will pay no legal fees at all with a No Move, No Fee guarantee.
I'm buying a house in Somerset which property searches will I require?
The search pack for a standard property includes:
- Regulated Local Authority Search
- Environmental Search
- Regulated Water Search
- Chancel search
Sometimes the solicitor will advise further searches e.g. a mining search.
To check how much searches will cost on a Somerset house or flat use our online conveyancing costs calculator.
How long does leasehold conveyancing take in Somerset?
Over 90% of flats in the UK are leasehold. Although much less common, there are also around 1 million leasehold houses nationwide. Buying a leasehold flat typically takes longer than freehold property because there is more to prepare.
Examples of delays might include anything from missing leasehold documents to uncontactable landlords.
Quittance's expert leasehold solicitors complete the legal work for 100's of leasehold purchases each month. With specialist expertise there should be far fewer delays.
I am selling a leasehold property in Somerset - what do I need to know?
The legal work for a leasehold flat (leasehold houses are uncommon) is a great deal more difficult than for a freehold property.
The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in Somerset will need to conduct additional work, such as requesting an up-to-date service charge statement, through to looking into potential forfeiture proceedings.
To help mitigate the delays involved in selling a leasehold house or flat, It is recommended that the seller instruct a property lawyer as soon as possible, ideally before putting the property on the market,.
I am buying a new build property in Somerset - what do I need to know?
The legal work for buying a new build home in Somerset is more complicated than buying an existing property.
A conveyancing solicitor in Somerset will need to be qualified to handle things like handling reservation fees, investigating road and drainage issues and working with warranty providers such as NHBC, Advantage HCI and CRL.
Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Somerset property?
Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.
The base rate is now at 0.1% (Apr 2021). A good Somerset remortgage solicitor will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.
Solicitors can act for most UK lenders, so no matter whether you are changing to a 95% mortgage with RBS or to a capped-rate mortgage with the Buckinghamshire Building Society, we can assist.
Do I need a solicitor to transfer equity in my Somerset home?
If you plan to carry out a transfer of equity on your property, Quittance can help. Whether you are adding a spouse to the property deeds, gifting a property to a child or relative, or need to remove an ex-partner, our conveyancing panel can handle the legal work. If you are also remortgaging, our solicitor panel can also include this in your fixed-fee quote.
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If you are buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity in a property in Somerset, we can help you find an expert conveyancing solicitor.
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- Why do I need to check my conveyancer's lender panel status before instructing?
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