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Chessington conveyancing FAQs

How much is the Council Tax in Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames in 2021?

Chessington is situated in Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames. Council tax bands in 2021 are as follows:

Band Kingston-upon-Thames Council Tax (2021/22)
A £1,296.77
B £1,512.89
C £1,729.02
D £1,945.15
E £2,377.41
F £2,809.66
G £3,241.92
H £3,890.30

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

Conveyancing fees are comprised of the conveyancer's legal fees and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the extra third-party costs incurred on behalf of a buyer or seller, for example Land Registry fees and Official Entries. Legal fees are for the work your solicitor carries out for you.

Your conveyancing fees for buying or selling a house in Chessington are fixed, meaning what you are quoted is exactly what you pay

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Our conveyancing fees calculator gives you a detailed fixed fee quote including all of the legal costs involved in buying and selling your home.

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

Searches are questions submitted to a number of authorities by Chessington conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. Lenders also usually require conveyancing searches to be purchased.

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

Buying a leasehold house or flat in the UK can be complex. The many potential complications awaiting an uninformed purchaser can include legally technical issues like undisclosed major works and onerous clauses in the lease.

Your conveyancing 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?

Is there anything to be aware of if selling a leasehold property in Chessington?

Conveyancing for a leasehold flat is quite a lot more time-consuming than it is for a freehold home.

The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in Chessington must undertake additional legal work, which could include collating all relevant freeholder information, through to a copy of the buildings insurance for the common parts.

To reduce leasehold-related delays, It is strongly advised that the seller instruct a property lawyer as soon as possible, and ideally before going on the market.

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

Yes you will need a solicitor to handle the legal side of the remortgage.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.1% (Apr 2021). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Chessington should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

Conveyancers can act for most UK lenders, so no matter whether you are changing to a fixed-rate mortgage with Santander or to a two-year discount with the Darlington Building Society, Quittance can help.

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Will I need a solicitor in order to transfer equity in my Chessington property?

A 'transfer of equity' will be required if the ownership structure of the Chessington property needs to be changed, or if the property is being given (gifted) to a child or relative. The legal process of transferring equity is different to the purchase or sale of the whole property. Your conveyancing solicitors can carry out the legal work for you for a guaranteed fixed fee. If you intend to remortgage at the same time as the transfer, we can complete the remortgage legal work in parallel.

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