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Wellington conveyancing FAQs

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

Wellington is situated in Taunton Deane Borough Council. Council tax bands in 2019 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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How much are conveyancing fees for buying or selling a home in Wellington?

Conveyancing fees are made up of fees and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the costs payable as part of a conveyancing transaction, incurred on your behalf, for example Stamp Duty or leasehold management packs. Legal fees are for the work your solicitor carries out for you.

Our fees for buying or selling a house in Wellington are fixed, so your fixed fee conveyancing quote will have no additional fees

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Wellington sale or purchase

Our conveyancing fees calculator gives you a detailed fixed fee quote including all of the legal costs involved in buying and selling your home.

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I'm buying a property in Wellington - what searches do I need?

The search pack for a standard property includes:

  • Official or Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Water search
  • Environmental Search
  • Chancel search

On occasion the initial search results will recommend specialist searches , for example a search.

To check how much searches will cost on a Wellington property 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 Wellington?

Almost every flat in the UK is leasehold. Although much less common, there are also around 1 million leasehold houses nationwide. The legal work for a leasehold flat will usually take more time than a freehold house as there is more to prepare and the freeholder and/or managing agent are also involved.

Examples of delays might include anything from missing leasehold documents to out-of-date contact information for the freeholder.

Our specialist leasehold solicitor team handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month, and our proactive approach can mean faster conveyancing.

Does sale conveyancing take longer for leasehold?

Yes, compared to freehold conveyancing. The conveyancing for selling leasehold properties usually takes longer.

The buyer's solicitor will expect to see these documents. These could include three years' filed accounts for the property management and management company information. Typically, delays are due to the time needed by the solicitor to get these documents together.

The seller's solicitor ought to start this process even before you have found a buyer, because these details 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 buying a new build property in Wellington - what do I need to know?

The conveyancing process for purchasing a new build property in Wellington is often more complex than other types of conveyancing.

A solicitor in Wellington will need to be qualified to handle things like handling reservation fees, ensuring compliance with planning regulations and checking new build warranties with warranty providers such as NHBC, Advantage HCI and Protek.

Our highly experienced team of new build solicitors are experts in representing buyers to achieve a successful transaction and working to tight developer deadlines.

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Buying a new build property off plan - what you need to know.

What you need to check before buying a new build home.

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

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The base rate is now at 0.1% (Jan 2021). A good Wellington 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 an interest-only mortgage with Bradford & Bingley or to a repayment mortgage with the Chelsea Building Society, we can help.

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