Catford conveyancing FAQs

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

Catford is situated in London Borough of Lewisham. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band London Borough of Lewisham Council Tax (2018/19)
A £998.73
B £1165.19
C £1331.64
D £1498.10
E £1831.01
F £2163.92
G £2496.83
H £2996.20

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How much are conveyancing fees for buying or selling a home in Catford?

Conveyancing fees are comprised of fees and disbursements.

Disbursements are the costs payable as part of a conveyancing transaction, incurred on behalf of a buyer or seller, e.g. HMLR registration fees or landlord's notice fees. Legal fees are for the work your solicitor carries out for you.

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

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Catford sale or purchase

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

The standard search pack will include:

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

Occasionally the initial search results will recommend additional searches such as a mining search.

To find out the price of searches on a Catford house or flat use our calculator.

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

How long does the conveyancing on a leasehold property take

Almost all flats are leasehold. There are also an estimated 1 million leasehold houses throughout the country. The conveyancing for a leasehold flat typically takes longer than a freehold home because leasehold transactions involve more work and more technical complexity exists.

Varied factors, such as absent freeholders or incomplete service charge accounts, can lead to serious delays.

Our expert leasehold conveyancing team complete the legal work for 100's of leasehold purchases each month, and our proactive approach means delays are less likely to occur.

What do I need to know if selling a leasehold property in Catford?

The conveyancing process for a leasehold flat (houses are rarely leasehold) is significantly more involved than for a more straightforward freehold house.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Catford will usually undertake additional work, such as obtaining an up-to-date service charge statement, through to a copy of the buildings insurance for the common parts.

In order to resolve any leasehold difficulties faster, It is recommended that the seller instruct a conveyancer as early as possible.

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

Yes.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Catford should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

Our property lawyers are on the panel for all major lenders, so whether you are you are changing to a 100% mortgage with RBS or to a two-year discount with the Leeds Building Society, we can help.

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