Beckenham conveyancing FAQs

How much council tax must I pay for a property in London Borough of Bromley?

Beckenham is situated in London Borough of Bromley. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band London Borough of Bromley Council Tax (2018/19)
A £968.47
B £1129.89
C £1291.30
D £1452.71
E £1775.53
F £2098.36
G £2421.18
H £2905.42

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Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

How much stamp duty will I have to pay?

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Read more about stamp duty:

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 Beckenham?

Conveyancing fees include the solicitor's legal and disbursements.

Disbursements are the extra third-party costs incurred on your behalf, for example HMLR fees or property searches. Legal fees are for the work our solicitors carry out for you.

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

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Beckenham home move

Our online conveyancing fees calculator gives an instant conveyancing quote including all of the legal costs involved in buying and selling your home.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm purchasing a home in Beckenham - what searches do I need?

The standard pack includes:

  • Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Drainage and Water Search
  • Environmental Search
  • Chancel liability insurance (if required)

Occasionally the results of the standard searches will necessitate further searches , for example a British waterways search.

To see the price of searches on a Beckenham move you can use our our calculator.

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

I am buying a leasehold property in Beckenham - what do I need to know?

Buying a leasehold flat in the UK is significantly more complex than buying a freehold property. The many potential problems lying in wait for an uninformed buyer can include legally technical issues like sinking fund issues and onerous covenants.

A leasehold solicitor will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

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What you need to know about buying a leasehold property

Should I be wary of buying a leasehold house?

Should I buy a property with a short lease?

Does it take longer to sell a leasehold property?

Compared to freehold property, yes. The conveyancing for selling a leasehold property can be seriously delayed.

The buyer's solicitor will want to see this leasehold-related paperwork, including a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property. The time it takes your lawyer to gather this paperwork is the common cause of such delays.

The seller's solicitor should commence this even before a sale has been agreed, because these details could take several weeks to collect if the managing agent or landlord is slow or difficult to contact.

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Selling a leasehold flat? What to do before going on the market

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

Yes.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Beckenham remortgage solicitor can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

Our property solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so no matter whether you are switching to a fixed-rate mortgage with RBS or to a capped-rate mortgage with the Monmouthshire Building Society, our remortgage specialists can help.

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