Balham conveyancing FAQs

How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in London Borough of Wandsworth?

Balham is situated in London Borough of Wandsworth. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band London Borough of Wandsworth Council Tax (2018/19)
A £481.77
B £562.06
C £642.36
D £722.65
E £883.24
F £1043.83
G £1204.42
H £1445.30

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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

Can I claim stamp duty relief as a first time buyer?

How much are conveyancing fees for buying or selling a home in Balham?

Conveyancing fees are comprised of legal fees and disbursements.

Disbursements are the taxes and additional costs incurred on behalf of a buyer or seller, such as HMLR fees or Office Copies. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

Our solicitor's legal fees for buying or selling a house in Balham are fixed, meaning for a standard conveyancing transaction, what we quote is exactly what you pay

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Balham sale or purchase

Our online conveyancing fees calculator can give you a comprehensive conveyancing quote with a comprehensive list of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Balham sale or purchase.

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I'm buying a home in Balham - which searches will I need?

The search pack for a standard property includes:

  • Local Authority Search
  • Drainage and Water Search
  • Residential Environmental Search
  • Chancel search liability

Sometimes the location of the property will warrant further searches , for example a flood search.

To see the cost of searches on a Balham move, try our calculator.

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What are conveyancing searches when buying a home and do I need them?

How long does conveyancing take when buying a leasehold flat in Balham?

Almost all flats are leasehold. Buying a leasehold property can take weeks more to complete than a freehold property as more technical complexity exists.

Causes of numerous delays can range from missing leasehold documents to out-of-date contact information for the freeholder.

Quittance's team of leasehold specialists handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month, and our proactive approach can mean faster conveyancing.

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

The conveyancing process for a leasehold flat (houses are rarely leasehold) is much more technical than for a freehold house.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Balham will need to conduct extra work, such as requesting an up-to-date service charge statement, through to a copy of the buildings insurance for the common parts.

To help mitigate the delays involved in selling a leasehold property, It is recommended that the vendor contact a Balham conveyancing solicitor as soon as possible.

I am remortgaging a property in Balham - do I need a solicitor?

Yes you will need a solicitor to handle the legal side of the remortgage.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Balham might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

Our property solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so whether you are you are switching to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Halifax or to a repayment mortgage with the Chelsea Building Society, our remortgage team can assist.

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