Chigwell conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in Epping Forest District Council?

Chigwell 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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Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

How much stamp duty will I have to pay?

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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

Are Chigwell conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Chigwell carry out the conveyancing on a price per hour basis and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

Our panel of conveyancing solicitors work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no sneaky extras. Your detailed quote will set out what the legal fees will be when your sale or purchase goes through.

If, for whatever reason, your sale or purchase does not go ahead, you will pay no legal fees at all with our No Sale, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

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

Searches are enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Chigwell 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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What are conveyancing searches when buying a home and do I need them?

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

is significantly more complex than buying a freehold property. The many potential complications lying in wait for an uninformed purchaser can include legally technical issues like overpriced managing agent packs and unreasonable lease extension premiums.

A good property lawyer 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 Chigwell - what do I need to know?

The conveyancing process for a leasehold flat is a great deal more specialised than for a more straightforward freehold house.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Chigwell will usually undertake extra work, which could include collating all relevant freeholder information, through to ascertaining if the incoming lessee (i.e. the seller) is required to buy a share in the building's management company.

In order to resolve any leasehold issues faster, It is strongly advised that the vendor contact a lawyer as soon as is practicable.

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

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Chigwell 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 no matter whether you are changing to a 95% mortgage with the Co-operative Bank or to a variable-rate mortgage with the Furness Building Society, our remortgage team can assist.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender