Banstead conveyancing FAQs
What are the council tax bands in Reigate and Banstead Borough Council?
Banstead is situated in Reigate and Banstead Borough Council. Council tax bands are:
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Are Banstead conveyancing fees fixed?
Some conveyancing solicitors in Banstead provide legal services on an hourly basis and other firms will work for a fixed fee.
Quittance's solicitors work on a fixed legal fee basis, with no hidden fees. Your conveyancing quote will explain in detail what the fees and disbursements will be when your home sale or purchase completes.
If, for whatever reason, your home sale or purchase does not go ahead, you will pay no legal fees at all with our No Move, No Fee guarantee.
Will I need property searches when buying a property in Banstead?
Conveyancing searches are enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Banstead conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. Lenders also usually require conveyancing searches to be purchased.
How long does the conveyancing on a leasehold property take
Almost every flat in the UK is leasehold. Purchasing leasehold property can take weeks more to complete than freehold property as there is greater complexity.
Delays in leasehold transactions could include anything from an unreachable freeholder to incomplete managing agent information.
Quittance's team of leasehold specialists complete the legal work for 100's of leasehold purchases each month. With specialist expertise there should be far fewer delays.
Does a leasehold property take longer to sell?
Yes. The conveyancing for selling a leasehold home typically takes longer.
The buyer's conveyancer must review this leasehold-related paperwork. These could include a current statement of service charges and a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property. The time required by the seller's conveyancer to gather this paperwork is commonly the source of delays.
It could take several weeks to collect the managing agent's information if it is difficult to contact the agent responsible for managing the property or they are slow to respond, so the solicitor ought to start this process even before you have found a buyer.
I am remortgaging a property in Banstead - do I need a solicitor?
Yes you will need a solicitor to handle the legal side of the remortgage.
The base rate is now at 0.1% (Jan 2021). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Banstead will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.
Property solicitors on the panel for all major lenders - so no matter whether you are switching to a 95% mortgage with the Nationwide Building Society or to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Hinckley and Rugby Building Society, our remortgage team can assist.
Can Quittance help with a transfer of equity on my Banstead property?
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.
How can Quittance help?
If you are buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity in a property in Banstead, our panel of expert conveyancing solicitors can help.
We aim to deliver a stress-free moving experience. We focus on proactive communication to help drive your sale or purchase forwards.
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- How do I speed up the conveyancing process?
- How much Stamp Duty (SDLT) will I need to pay in 2021?
- Why do I need to check my conveyancer's lender panel status before instructing?
- What do buyers need to know about conveyancing in 2021?
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