Conveyancing Solicitors in Midsomer Norton

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Conveyancing in Midsomer Norton

Conveyancing is the legal process of transferring property from one owner to another. If you need a solicitor for conveyancing in Midsomer Norton, we can help you with fast & proactive conveyancing from a national panel of conveyancing specialists.

We have helped Midsomer Norton and Bath & North East Somerset clients with buying, selling, buy-to-let, Help to Buy, Right to Buy, shared ownership, new build, leasehold, lease extensions, remortgage and transfer of equity.

Other areas covered: Bath and Taunton

Midsomer Norton Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Midsomer Norton

A town in Somerset, Midsomer Norton is known for its historic town centre, local festivals, and nearby attractions in Bath and Bristol. It is well-served by bus routes. The town has a population of approximately 11,000.

Midsomer Norton house prices

The average price paid for a property in Midsomer Norton between February and March 2024 was £282,776 (updated June 2024).

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Council Tax in Midsomer Norton (2023/24)

Midsomer Norton is in Bath & North East Somerset Council.

Band Amount
A £1,368.06
B £1,596.07
C £1,824.08
D £2,052.09
E £2,508.11
F £2,964.13
G £3,420.15
H £4,104.18

What does a conveyancing solicitor do?

A property lawyer plays an essential role during a property purchase transaction, and assists the buyer with the legal side of buying a property. They will raise enquires of the seller's solicitor, order property searches, review the lease (if applicable) and ensure that post-purchase requirements, including HMLR registration and paying Stamp Duty, are completed.

Further to the standard checks and searches, Midsomer Norton conveyancing solicitors would also undertake searches to assess flood risk.

Buying with a mortgage?

If you are buying with the help of a mortgage, your solicitor will investigate the property to confirm that the property is worth the loan that the bank or building society will provide.

Lender panel approval will mean your solicitor can represent the interests of your bank.

More than 100 mortgage lenders have approved our chosen panel solicitors. We can help you complete your Midsomer Norton transaction smoothly.

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Buying a home in a conservation area

When you purchase a home in a conservation area, your solicitor will need to check for potential planning issues, which could include roof alterations, and lack of consent for dormer windows. Conservation areas in Midsomer Norton and the Bath and North East Somerset local authority include:

  • Charlcombe
  • Paulton
  • Englishcombe
  • Chew Stoke

Leasehold property

Buying a leasehold flat in the UK is more complicated than buying a freehold. The many potential problems lying in wait for an uninformed buyer can include legally technical issues like unpaid service charges by the existing leaseholder and freeholds sold without first refusal to leaseholders.

A specialist leasehold solicitor will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

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Selling a property in Midsomer Norton

The sale of homes in Midsomer Norton will require your lawyer to first arrange all the necessary documentation, including the contract of sale and assorted property information forms, and will help you answer these forms.

Their duties entail answering the buyer's solicitor's questions and resolving issues like a dispute with a neighbour.

By taking steps to communicate effectively with the other parties, including agents, managing agents and lenders, the solicitor will ensure the sale of your home completes without a hitch.

What do I need to know if selling a leasehold property in Midsomer Norton?

Conveyancing for a leasehold flat or house is a great deal more difficult in comparison with a freehold house.

The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in Midsomer Norton must undertake additional legal work, including collating the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to looking into potential forfeiture proceedings.

In order to resolve any leasehold issues faster, It is recommended that you instruct a lawyer as soon as possible.

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Remortgaging

The Bank of England's current base rate is 5.25% (24 June, 2024)

You should verify the remortgage solicitor you have chosen is approved by your mortgage lender before you instruct.

We work with remortgage solicitors who are approved members of the majority of lenders, so whether you are changing to an offset mortgage with Barclays or taking out a capped mortgage from Investec Bank, our panel solicitors can guide you through the remortgage process.

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Midsomer Norton Transfer of equity

Whether you are inheritance tax (IHT) planning, transferring the ownership of your home to your daughter, son or other family member or changing the legal ownership structure, you'll need a transfer of equity solicitor. Your conveyancer will handle all the required documentation and register the new interest at HM Land Registry for a guaranteed fixed fee.

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What are typical Midsomer Norton conveyancing fees?

Solicitors' fees

Your conveyancing solicitor's quote should clearly detail the legal fees, including VAT, to be paid when the conveyancing transaction completes. Conveyancing fees are paid to your solicitor for the work they carry out for you.

Disbursements (costs payable to third parties)

The conveyancing quote should also include any disbursements, which are third-party costs, such as Stamp Duty, property searches and a plan search.

Check the quote for hidden costs

When comparing quotes, beware of hidden fees or extra charges. Some solicitors' quotes include additional fees in their terms and conditions. This can mean a higher final bill.

Article by Completely Moved authors

The Completely Moved team have years of experience helping home buyers, sellers and owners, answering questions and providing property advice.

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