We are enquiring about council tax amounts on a residential terraced home in Gowerton, how much are they?
Almost always the conveyancer's title report will contain the Swansea council tax band. The latest council tax rates for properties in Gowerton are published online at the Swansea council site. On, 08 June 2012, rates are as follows:
- Band A - £780.04
- Band B - £910.05
- Band C - £1,040.05
- Band D - £1,170.06
- Band E - £1,430.07
- Band F - £1,690.09
- Band G - £1,950.10
- Band H - £2,340.12
Should we get a chancel search if we are purchasing in the parish of Lavernock, near Gowerton?
A property solicitor may suggest a chancel search, irrespective of the parish where the property being bought is located. Chancel repair has the potential to be charged on owners of a property where parish councils may have not done so in the past, so indemnity insurance may be advisable even if liability is unlikely.
For a fast conveyancing process to buy a £911,000 property, what should we do?
Experienced buyers will tell you that faster conveyancing is the key to is to employing a proactive and experienced conveyancer. There are a range of tasks you could do, such as, responding to all correspondence via the fastest means, requesting status updates from the conveyancer regularly and if you intend to get a house survey, doing so as early as you can.
How long does it take to move house?
Those new to buying property are often surprised by how long the process can take from start to finish. There are several factors that come into play when determining how long your transaction will take from having your offer accepted to moving into your new home: The number of people involved in the chain (the shorter it is, the easier to manage and therefore shorter in duration potentially), problems with one or more buyers in the chain getting a mortgage offer, communication, management and many others.
The greatest time that needs to be set aside is for the conveyancing, which is the complex legal process of transferring ownership of the property from seller to buyer, replicated along the entire chain. Typically, the conveyancing can take an average of between eight and twelve weeks to complete, so, in reality, you should be thinking in terms of months.
However, if you appoint a results-focused and proactive solicitor, who will do everything possible to reduce the length of time, including talking to everyone involved in the chain, pushing for swift return of forms and documentation, and using modern technology to drive the process forward, you will stand a better chance of the conveyancing being a lot shorter. And the earlier you appoint them, the quicker they can get started on your transaction.
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What average time should I expect it to take my designated solicitor to carry out the legal work on an apartment in an Edwardian home we are thinking of buying?
The process can take anywhere between a month and three months, which can be hampered by a number of things, like the efficiency of the vendor's conveyancing solicitor, or whether additional searches are required.