Thornbury conveyancing FAQs

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

Thornbury is situated in South Gloucestershire District Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band South Gloucestershire District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1188.52
B £1386.61
C £1584.69
D £1782.78
E £2178.95
F £2575.13
G £2971.30
H £3565.56

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Can I claim stamp duty relief as a first time buyer?

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

Conveyancing fees are made up of 2 parts: legal fees and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the third-party costs paid out on your behalf, such as Stamp Duty and bankruptcy searches. Legal fees are for the solicitor's legal work.

Our fees for buying or selling a house in Thornbury are fixed, meaning for a standard transaction, what we quote is what you pay

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Thornbury 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 purchasing a home in Thornbury - what searches do I need?

The standard search pack will include:

  • Local Authority Search
  • Drainage and Water Search
  • Residential Environmental Search
  • Chancel search liability

On occasion the solicitor will recommend additional searches , for example a transport search.

To work out the price of searches on a Thornbury house or flat try our conveyancing cost calculator.

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

How long does conveyancing take when buying a leasehold flat in Thornbury?

Over 90% of flats in the UK are leasehold. Leasehold houses are less common, but there are still an estimated 1 million such properties across the country. Purchasing leasehold property typically takes longer than freehold property as the freeholder and/or managing agent are also involved.

Varied factors, such as absent freeholders or missing leasehold documents, can lead to serious delays.

Our specialist leasehold solicitor team complete the legal work for 100's of leasehold purchases each month, and our proactive approach means delays are less likely to occur.

Does sale conveyancing take longer for leasehold?

Yes, compared to freehold conveyancing. The legal work for selling a leasehold house or flat can be seriously delayed.

The buyer's conveyancer will want to see several leasehold-related documents, like a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property and a current statement of service charges. The time needed by your lawyer to source this information is the common cause of such delays.

The solicitor should start this process at the earliest opportunity, as this paperwork can take weeks to collect if the agent responsible for managing the property is slow or difficult to contact.

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

Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Thornbury property?

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Thornbury might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

Solicitors on the panel for all major lenders - so no matter whether you are changing to a tracker with the NatWest or to a capped-rate mortgage with the Coventry Building Society, we can help.

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