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Chertsey conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in Runnymede Borough Council?

Chertsey is situated in Runnymede Borough Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Runnymede Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1204.97
B £1405.79
C £1606.62
D £1807.45
E £2209.11
F £2610.76
G £3012.42
H £3614.90

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

Conveyancing fees will include legal fees and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the third-party costs incurred on behalf of a buyer or seller, such as Stamp Duty and leasehold management packs. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

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

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Chertsey home move

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 buying a home in Chertsey - what searches do I need?

The standard search pack will include:

  • Local Authority Search
  • Residential Environmental Search
  • Regulated Drainage and Water Search
  • Chancel search

On occasion the solicitor will recommend further searches e.g. an HS2 search.

To see the total cost of searches on a Chertsey purchase, use our conveyancing cost 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 Chertsey - what do I need to know?

Buying a leasehold property in England or Wales can be complex. The many potential problems awaiting an uninformed buyer can include legally technical issues like costly and undisclosed major works and short leases.

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?

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

The legal work for a leasehold flat (leasehold houses are not common) is quite a lot more complex than it is for a freehold home.

The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in Chertsey will need to conduct additional work, for example obtaining the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to ascertaining if a license to assign is required.

So as to resolve any leasehold-related difficulties sooner, It is highly recommended that you instruct a conveyancer as soon as an estate agent is chosen.

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

The conveyancing for acquiring a new build in Chertsey is more complicated than buying an existing property.

An experienced solicitor in Chertsey will need to be qualified to handle things like working to tight developer deadlines, confirming Section 38 agreements and checking new build warranties with warranty providers such as NHBC Buildmark, Advantage and Capital Warranties.

Our specialist team of new build solicitors are highly experienced in representing buyers to achieve 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.

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


The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.1% (Jan 2021). A good Chertsey remortgage solicitor will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

Our conveyancing team can act for most UK lenders, so whether you are you are moving to a cashback mortgage with the Halifax or to a variable-rate mortgage with the Dudley Building Society, Quittance can help.

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