Caterham conveyancing FAQs

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

Caterham is situated in Tandridge District Council. Council tax bands are:

Band Tandridge District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1253.49
B £1462.40
C £1671.32
D £1880.23
E £2298.06
F £2715.89
G £3133.72
H £3760.46

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Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

Stamp duty calculator

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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?

Are Caterham conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Caterham offer services on an hourly basis and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

Quittance's property lawyers work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no additional fees hidden in the small print. Your quote will explain in detail what you will pay when your sale or purchase completes.

If, for any reason at all, your sale or purchase does not go ahead, you are covered by our No Move, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm purchasing a property in Caterham - which searches will I need?

The search pack for a standard property includes:

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

Sometimes the solicitor will recommend additional searches , for example a transport search.

To check the cost of searches on a Caterham house or flat, try our online conveyancing costs 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 Caterham - what do I need to know?

Purchasing a leasehold house or flat in the UK requires a number of extra steps when compared to buying a freehold. The many potential complications awaiting an uninformed purchaser can include legally technical issues like costly and undisclosed major works and unreasonable lease extension premiums.

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?

I am selling a leasehold property in Caterham - what do I need to know?

Conveyancing for a leasehold flat (leasehold houses are uncommon) is significantly more complex than for a freehold house.

Leasehold complexity involves extra work on the part of conveyancing solicitors in Caterham. This can involve collating an up-to-date service charge statement, through to insurance details.

To reduce leasehold-related delays, It is highly recommended that you instruct a lawyer as soon as the property is marketed, if not before,.

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

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

Your solicitor in Caterham will need to be qualified to handle things like squaring developer incentives with lenders, working to builders' exchange timelines and .

Our award-winning team of new build conveyancers are highly experienced in representing buyers to achieve a successful transaction 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.

Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Caterham property?

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Caterham might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

Conveyancing solicitors on the panel for all major lenders - so whether you are you are switching to an interest-only mortgage with Santander or to a joint mortgage with the Buckinghamshire Building Society, our remortgage specialists can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender