Taunton conveyancing FAQs

How much council tax must I pay for a property in Taunton Deane Borough Council?

Taunton is situated in Taunton Deane Borough Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band Taunton Deane Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1096.23
B £1278.93
C £1461.64
D £1644.34
E £2009.75
F £2375.16
G £2740.57
H £3288.68

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Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

How much stamp duty will I have to pay?

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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 Taunton conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Taunton carry out the conveyancing on a price per hour basis others work on a fixed fee.

Our solicitors work on a fixed legal fee basis, with no nasty surprises. Your detailed quote will explain in detail what the fees and disbursements will be when your property sale or purchase completes.

If, for whatever reason, your property sale or purchase does not go ahead, you have the peace of mind of our No Sale, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

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

The standard pack includes:

  • Official or Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Water search
  • Residential Environmental Search
  • Chancel liability insurance (if required)

On occasion the location of the property will warrant specialist searches , for example an HS2 search.

To find out the total cost of searches on a Taunton property, try 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 Taunton - what do I need to know?

Buying a leasehold property in the UK can be complicated. The many potential problems lying in wait for the unsuspecting buyer can include legally technical issues like unpaid service charges by the existing leaseholder and unreasonable lease extension premiums.

A leasehold 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?

Does the conveyancing for selling leasehold take longer?

Yes, it can take much more time to carry out the legal work to sell leasehold properties,compared to the sale of a freehold property.

The solicitor acting for the buyer will want to see several leasehold-related documents, like management company information and details of any breaches by other leaseholders. Delays are usually the result of the time required by to get these documents together.

The seller's solicitor should get this underway even before you have found a buyer, because the managing agent's information could take several weeks to collect if the managing agent is slow or difficult to contact.

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

I am remortgaging a property in Taunton - do I need a solicitor?

Yes.

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

Our property lawyers can act for most UK lenders, so no matter whether you are moving to a lifetime tracker mortgage with Santander or to a flexible mortgage with the Darlington Building Society, we can assist.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender