Weston Super Mare conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in North Somerset Council?

Weston Super Mare is situated in North Somerset Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band North Somerset Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1111.10
B £1296.28
C £1481.47
D £1666.65
E £2037.02
F £2407.38
G £2777.75
H £3333.30

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How much are conveyancing fees for buying or selling a home in Weston Super Mare?

Conveyancing fees will include legal fees and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the third-party costs incurred on behalf of a buyer or seller, such as Stamp Duty and leasehold management packs. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

Our legal fees for buying or selling a house in Weston Super Mare are fixed, so what we quote is exactly what you pay

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I'm purchasing a house in Weston Super Mare - what searches do I need?

The search pack for a standard property includes:

  • Local Authority Search
  • Residential Environmental Search
  • Water search
  • Chancel search

Sometimes the results of the standard searches will necessitate additional searches such as a flood search.

To check the cost of searches on a Weston Super Mare move, try 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 the conveyancing on a leasehold property take

Almost all flats are leasehold. Leasehold houses are less common, but there are still an estimated 1 million such properties across the country. The conveyancing for leasehold property typically takes longer than freehold property because leasehold transactions involve more work and more technical complexity exists.

Examples of delays might include anything from slow receipt of the managing agent information to absent freeholders.

Our specialist leasehold solicitor team look after hundreds of leasehold clients every month. Our proactive approach means fewer obstacles.

Could the sale of a leasehold property be delayed?

Yes. The conveyancing for selling a leasehold property can be seriously delayed.

The solicitor acting for the buyer will need to review this leasehold-related paperwork, including management company information. Delays are usually the result of the time required by your lawyer to gather this paperwork.

It can take weeks to collect this paperwork if the agent responsible for managing the property is slow or difficult to contact, so your solicitor should commence this even before a sale has been agreed.

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

I am buying a new build property in Weston Super Mare - what do I need to know?

The conveyancing process for buying a new build home in Weston Super Mare is often more complex than other types of conveyancing.

A property lawyer in Weston Super Mare must be able to deal with things like dealing with delays associated with off-plan, working to builders' exchange timelines and checking new build warranties with warranty providers such as NHBC, Advantage and Castle.

Our highly experienced team of new build solicitors are experts in representing buyers to achieve a stress free move 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 Weston Super Mare - do I need a solicitor?

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Weston Super Mare remortgage solicitor will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

Our property lawyers are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so whether you are you are changing to a fixed-rate mortgage with Lloyds Bank or to a joint mortgage with the Swansea Building Society, Quittance can help.

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