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Balham Conveyancing: FAQs

The following questions and answers will help guide Balham clients through the conveyancing process for buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity in a property.

Buying property in Balham

How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in London Borough of Wandsworth in 2022?

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

Band Wandsworth Council Tax (2022/23)
A £581.70
B £678.65
C £775.60
D £872.55
E £1,066.45
F £1,260.35
G £1,454.25
H £1,745.10

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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, get a conveyancing quote.

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Causes of numerous delays can range from missing leasehold documents to out-of-date contact information for the freeholder.

Leasehold specialists handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month, and our proactive approach can mean faster conveyancing.

Selling property in Balham

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.

Remortgaging in Balham

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 1.25% (June 2022). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Balham might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

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, a remortgage solicitor can assist.

Get a remortgage conveyancing quote

Transferring equity in Balham

Will I need a solicitor to transfer equity in my Balham property?

The equity transfer process can be complicated, so most people complete the process through a conveyancing solicitor.

Your solicitor will advise on the options for joint ownership, complete the HM Land Registry paperwork, deal with Stamp Duty (SDLT) and handle the remortgage if applicable.

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Comparing Conveyancing Quotes in Balham

What's the difference between fees and disbursements?

Legal fees, such as the leasehold fee and buy-to-let fee, are paid to your solicitor or conveyancer for the work they do.

Disbursements are third-party costs, like Stamp Duty Land Tax or bankruptcy search fee.

How much will my conveyancing legal fees be in 2022?

When you compare conveyancing quotes for your Balham home move, check the fine print for potential extra fees and costs. An online quote should reflect everything required for standard conveyancing. Potential hidden fees could add £100s to your final bill.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2022?

General Balham property lawyers FAQs

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.

Your solicitor's legal fees for buying or selling a house in Balham are fixed, meaning for a standard conveyancing transaction, what you are quoted 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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How we can help you

If you are buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity in a property in Balham and need an expert conveyancing solicitor, we can take care of the legal side of your move.

We work with a panel of specialist conveyancing solicitors to deliver a stress-free moving experience.

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  • Fixed fee conveyancing service
  • Balham experts
  • CQS-accredited panel solicitors
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