Buckhurst Hill conveyancing FAQs

How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in Epping Forest District Council?

Buckhurst Hill is situated in Epping Forest District Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Epping Forest District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1119.07
B £1305.58
C £1492.09
D £1678.60
E £2051.62
F £2424.64
G £2797.67
H £3357.20

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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

Are Buckhurst Hill conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Buckhurst Hill offer their services on an hourly basis others work on a fixed fee.

Quittance's solicitors work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no sneaky extras. Your quote will explain in detail what you will pay when your sale or purchase completes.

If, for whatever reason, your sale or purchase does not go ahead, you will be covered by our No Move, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm purchasing a house in Buckhurst Hill - what searches do I need?

The search pack for a standard property includes:

  • Official or Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Regulated Water Search
  • Residential Environmental Search
  • Chancel search liability

On occasion the results of the standard searches will necessitate additional searches , for example a commons registration search.

To see the total cost of searches on a Buckhurst Hill purchase you can use our our conveyancing calculator.

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

How long does leasehold conveyancing take in Buckhurst Hill?

The vast majority of flats are leasehold. Although much less common, there are also around 1 million leasehold houses nationwide. The conveyancing for a leasehold home will usually take more time than freehold property because there is more to prepare and there is greater complexity.

Causes of numerous delays can range from slow delivery of managing agents' documents to an absent freeholder.

Quittance's expert leasehold solicitors complete the legal work for 100's of leasehold purchases each month. Our proactive approach means fewer obstacles.

Does the conveyancing for selling leasehold take longer?

Yes, compared to freehold conveyancing. Sale conveyancing for leasehold houses or flats can result in long delays.

The solicitor acting for the buyer will want to see these documents, like a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property and an up-to-date statement of service charges. The time needed by your lawyer to get these documents together is usually the cause of these delays.

It could take several weeks to collect this information if the landlord or managing agent is slow or difficult to contact, so your lawyer should commence this before a buyer has even been found.

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

I am buying a new build property in Buckhurst Hill - what do I need to know?

The conveyancing for acquiring a new build property in Buckhurst Hill can be complicated compared to other types of conveyancing.

An experienced solicitor in Buckhurst Hill must be able to deal with things like handling equity loan schemes, confirming Section 38 agreements and registering ownership with warranty providers, including NHBC Buildmark, Advantage HCI and BOPAS.

Our highly experienced team of new build conveyancing solicitors are highly experienced in working with buyers towards the best outcome and working to tight developer deadlines.

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Buying a new build property off plan - what you need to know.

What you need to check before buying a new build home.

I am remortgaging a property in Buckhurst Hill - 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 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Buckhurst Hill will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

Our property solicitors are 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.

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