Ashtead conveyancing FAQs
How much council tax must I pay for a property in Mole Valley Council?
Ashtead is situated in Mole Valley Council. Council tax bands are as follows:
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How much stamp duty will I have to pay?
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How much are conveyancing fees for buying or selling a home in Ashtead?
Conveyancing fees are made up of 2 parts: the solicitor's legal and disbursements.
Conveyancing disbursements are the costs payable as part of a conveyancing transaction, incurred on behalf of a buyer or seller, for example Stamp Duty and Office Copies. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.
Our fees for buying or selling a house in Ashtead are fixed, which means that for a standard transaction, what we quote is exactly what you pay
Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Ashtead sale or purchase
Our online conveyancing fees calculator gives you a detailed fixed fee quote with a detailed breakdown of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Ashtead sale or purchase.
I'm buying a home in Ashtead - which searches will I need?
The standard search pack will include:
- Official or Regulated Local Authority Search
- Environmental Search
- Drainage and Water Search
- Chancel liability insurance (if required)
On occasion the results of the standard searches will necessitate further searches e.g. a mining search.
To see how much searches will cost on a Ashtead property you can use our our conveyancing calculator.
How long does conveyancing take when buying a leasehold flat in Ashtead?
The vast majority of flats are leasehold. Purchasing a leasehold flat can take weeks longer than a freehold property because leasehold transactions involve more work.
Causes of numerous delays can range from missing leasehold documents to absent freeholders.
Quittance's expert leasehold solicitors handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month, and our proactive approach means delays are less likely to occur.
What do I need to know if selling a leasehold property in Ashtead?
Conveyancing for a leasehold flat is significantly more involved compared to a freehold house.
The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Ashtead must undertake additional tasks, including obtaining an up-to-date service charge statement, through to details of planned major works.
So as to resolve any leasehold-related difficulties sooner, It is highly recommended that the vendor contact a property lawyer as soon as possible.
Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Ashtead property?
Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.
The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Ashtead might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.
Our conveyancing team are on the panel for all major lenders, so whether you are you are switching to an interest-only mortgage with Santander or to a joint mortgage with the Buckinghamshire Building Society, our remortgage specialists can help.