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Ashtead conveyancing FAQs

How much Council Tax must I pay for a property in Mole Valley Council in 2021?

Ashtead is situated in Mole Valley Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band Mole Valley Council Tax (2021/22)
A £1,315.80
B £1,535.10
C £1,754.40
D £1,973.70
E £2,412.30
F £2,850.90
G £3,289.50
H £3,947.40

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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.

Your fees for buying or selling a house in Ashtead are fixed, which means that for a standard transaction, what you are quoted 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.

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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.

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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.

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 0.1% (Apr 2021). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Ashtead might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

Conveyancing solicitors 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, a remortgage specialist can help.

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Will I need a solicitor to transfer equity in my Ashtead home?

The equity transfer process can be complex. Most people complete the transfer process with the help of a conveyancing solicitor.

A solicitor will advise on the various options for joint ownership, complete the registration process, deal with Stamp Duty (SDLT) and handle the legal work for a remortgage if required.

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If you are buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity in a property in Ashtead, we can help you find an expert conveyancing solicitor.

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