Brixton conveyancing FAQs

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

Brixton is situated in London Borough of Lambeth. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band London Borough of Lambeth Council Tax (2018/19)
A £924.18
B £1078.21
C £1232.24
D £1386.27
E £1694.33
F £2002.39
G £2310.45
H £2772.54

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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 Brixton?

Conveyancing fees include fees and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the third-party costs incurred on behalf of a buyer or seller, such as HMLR registration fees and landlord fees. Legal fees are for the work your solicitor carries out for you.

Our fees for buying or selling a house in Brixton are fixed, so for a standard transaction, what we quote is exactly what you pay

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Brixton home move

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

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

Will I need property searches when buying a property in Brixton?

Property searches are questions submitted to a number of authorities by Brixton conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. Mortgage lenders also usually require conveyancing searches to be purchased.

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

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

Purchasing a leasehold house or flat requires a number of extra steps when compared to buying a freehold. The numerous common problems lying in wait for the unsuspecting purchaser can include legally technical issues like sinking fund issues and onerous clauses in the lease.

A specialist 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?

Could the sale of a leasehold property be delayed?

Correct, it can take much more time to carry out the legal work to sell a leasehold property when compared to conveyancing on a freehold house.

The buyer's solicitor will want to see several leasehold-related documents, including a copy of the freehold property's buildings insurance. Typically, delays are due to the time it takes the seller's conveyancer to source this information.

It could take several weeks to collect this information if it is difficult to contact the agent responsible for managing the property or they are slow to respond, so the seller's solicitor should get this underway even before you have found a buyer.

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

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

Yes.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Brixton remortgage solicitor will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

Quittance's solicitors can act for most UK lenders, so no matter whether you are changing to a tracker with Santander or to a flexible mortgage with the Yorkshire Building Society, our remortgage specialists can help.

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