Somerset conveyancing FAQs

How much council tax must I pay for a property in Sedgemoor District Council?

Somerset is situated in Sedgemoor District Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band Sedgemoor District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1122.75
B £1309.87
C £1497.00
D £1684.12
E £2058.37
F £2432.62
G £2806.87
H £3368.24

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Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

Stamp duty calculator

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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 Somerset conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Somerset offer their services on an hourly basis others work on a fixed fee.

Our expert 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 our No Move, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

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.

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

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.

Our specialist team of new build solicitors are well versed in representing buyers to achieve a successful transaction and working to tight developer deadlines.

Read more:

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 Somerset property?

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Somerset remortgage solicitor will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

Our network of 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.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender