What is the council tax on a residential semi-detached property in Aberdaron?
Usually the report on title should give the Gwynedd council tax band.
Council tax rates for properties in Aberdaron are set out on the Gwynedd council site. At the time of authoring on 18/09/2012 rates for all bands are:
- Band A - £851.69
- Band B - £993.64
- Band C - £1,135.59
- Band D - £1,277.54
- Band E - £1,561.44
- Band F - £1,845.34
- Band G - £2,129.23
- Band H - £2,555.08
Does a property solicitor in Aberdaron advise us on the risk and history of local flooding around Aberdaron for a Victorian home we are going to purchase?
A qualified conveyancing solicitor applies for property conveyancing searches that should include Aberdaron area flood risk information.
Which Aberdaron lender panels are you on?
Most lenders in Aberdaron are on our solicitors' panels. Aberdaron lenders and mortgage specialists include Roberts Brian, 19 Liddell Drive, Llandudno, LL30 1UH, Just Mortgages, 35 High St, Denbigh, LL16 3HY, and Siop Morgeisi, 6 Bangor St, Caernarfon, LL55 1AT.
Is it easy to sell a house without using an estate agent?
It’s relatively straightforward to sell your own home without involving an estate agent, although you should be warned that it’s a time-consuming process (which is why agents set a certain fee to pay for their time in getting your home sold).
First you need to get a proper valuation of your home, which can be done by paying a chartered surveyor and registered valuer, or you can research the house prices in the area for similar properties to get an idea of how they are selling.
Once you are happy with the price, you can advertise the property (there are several free sites that allow you to do this). Legally, you’re required to obtain an Energy Performance Certificate for the property before putting it up for sale, so you’ll need to organize a registered energy assessor to create this for you. Then you can start arranging viewings and negotiate an agreed price with anyone who is interested.
We would recommend, however, that you sign up with an estate agent as they can do all the leg work for you. The key thing, though, is to understand their fees and rates before signing an agreement with them.
What do I provide to the solicitor on my house sale?
The list of documents required is quite simple, but will be required at different stages of the process (but ideally any forms should be completed and returned on the day of receipt and preferably delivered by hand or email).
- Proof of id
- Title deeds (if you have them; they might be lodged with the solicitor who handled the purchase of the property you are selling, or the mortgage company)
- Fixtures and Fittings Form (TA10)
- Property Information Form (TA6) – information on boundaries, disputes and complaints with neighbours, notices and proposals, alterations and planning consents, building regulations, electricity and gas certificates, guarantees and warranties, insurance, environmental matters affecting the property, rights and informal arrangements, parking, other charges, services, connection to utilities and services, and transaction information
- Copies of documents referenced in the PIF
- Leasehold or shared freehold documents
- Management Information Pack
- Energy Performance Certificate
Providing all this documentation as quickly as possible, as well as responding to arising questions throughout the conveyancing within a couple of hours will help to speed the conclusion of your transaction up considerably.
Fixtures and fittings include what exactly?
There is not a absolute definition of fixtures and fittings, resulting in considerable confusion once the buyer moves in and the seller has removed some items. Completion or agreement of a fixtures and fittings form is unfortunately often left to the last minute, when a dispute may jeopordise the transaction, and this can make the clarification of any difference of opinion so important.
Can you state how I bypass paying out for stamp duty tax?
Stamp duty commonly must be paid on purchases over £125,000. Homeward Legal do not recommend clients get involved with any form of stamp duty reduction, because these schemes are expensive and can be very unlikely to succeed.