Conveyancing Solicitors in Neath

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Conveyancing in Neath

Conveyancing is the series of legal steps a solicitor takes when transfering property ownership. Conveyancing can also refer to the legal side of a remortgage or equity transfer. If you need a solicitor for conveyancing in Neath, we can help you with fast & proactive conveyancing from a national panel of conveyancing specialists.

We have helped Neath and Neath Port Talbot 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: Bridgend, Port Talbot and Porthcawl

Neath Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Neath

A town in Neath Port Talbot in Wales, Neath is known for its rich history, Gnoll Country Park, and the nearby Aberdulais Tin Works and Waterfall. It has a railway station, providing links to Swansea and Cardiff. The town has a population of approximately 19,000.

Neath house prices

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

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Council Tax in Neath (2023/24)

Neath is in Neath Port Talbot Council.

Band Amount
A £1,408.02
B £1,642.69
C £1,877.36
D £2,112.03
E £2,581.37
F £3,050.71
G £3,520.05
H £4,224.06
I £4,928.07

What do Neath conveyancing solicitors do?

For the purchase of a house or flat, the conveyancer will handle all the legal elements of buying a home. The solicitor will raise questions for the seller's solicitor, order property searches, review contracts and take care of tasks after the sale, like paying Land Transaction Tax.

Neath conveyancing solicitors may carry out coal mining searches due to the South Wales coalfield history.

Purchasing with a mortgage?

If you are getting a mortgage, your solicitor will also need to act for the bank arranging your mortgage.

If your solicitor is not on your bank's panel, your purchase could take significantly longer to complete.

Over 100 banks and specialist lenders have approved our chosen panel solicitors, so we can help you complete your Neath transaction without delay.

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New Build

The legal work for acquiring a new build home in Neath can be more involved that the process for purchasing an already-owned property.

Your solicitor in Neath will need to be qualified to handle things like liaising with the builder's onsite sales team, negotiating new build contracts and working with warranty providers such as NHBC Buildmark, Advantage and ICW.

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

Leasehold flats

Buying a leasehold flat in the UK can be very involved. The numerous common problems lying in wait for an uninformed buyer can include legally technical issues like costly and undisclosed major works and onerous covenants.

An experienced leasehold conveyancer will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

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Selling a house or flat in Neath

At the start of the property selling process in Neath, your lawyer will assemble all essential documents, including ID forms and the draft contract.

The role of a conveyancer acting for the seller includes responding to the buyer's solicitor's enquiries and resolving any potential issues.

To ensure the transaction is straightforward, your lawyer will coordinate with both sides, such as agents, managing agents and lenders.

Does it take longer to sell a leasehold property?

Yes. The legal work for selling a leasehold home can be seriously delayed.

The buyer's solicitor will expect to see these documents, such as an up-to-date statement of service charges. Typically, delays are due to the time it takes to get these documents together.

It can take weeks to collect this information if the landlord or managing agent is slow or difficult to contact, so your solicitor should get this underway even before you have found a buyer.

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

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Remortgage conveyancing

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

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

We work with remortgage solicitors who are members of all major lenders' panels, so whether you are changing to a 2-year fixed rate with Leeds Building Society or moving to a 10-year tracker rate with Allied Irish Bank, our panel solicitors can guide you through the remortgage process.

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Transfer of equity in Neath

Whether you are purchasing another owner's stake, tax planning for the future or transferring the ownership of a property (in part or in full) to your children, a transfer of equity is required.

Your solicitor will handle all the required documentation for a low, fixed fee.

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What are typical Neath conveyancing fees?

Don't be surprised if some of the costs listed on a conveyancing quote seem unfamiliar.

Conveyancing legal fees

These fees are paid to your conveyancer for the tasks they complete on your behalf. The quote will detail the fees for the legal work, including VAT, to be paid when the conveyancing transaction completes.

Disbursements (third party costs)

A disbursement is an expense your conveyancer will pay on your behalf which will be added to your bill when you complete. Third-party disbursements include Stamp Duty and property searches.

Read the terms and conditions

Watch out for additional charges, if you are comparing quotes. Some solicitors' quotes set out additional charges in their terms and conditions. This can mean a total cost that's much higher than the initial quote.

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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