Chiswick conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in London Borough of Hounslow?

Chiswick is situated in London Borough of Hounslow. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band London Borough of Hounslow Council Tax (2018/19)
A £974.66
B £1137.10
C £1299.55
D £1461.99
E £1786.88
F £2111.76
G £2436.65
H £2923.98

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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

Are Chiswick conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Chiswick carry out the conveyancing on an hourly rate and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

Quittance's conveyancing solicitors work on a fixed fee basis, with no nasty surprises. Your conveyancing quote will explain in detail what you will pay when your property sale or purchase goes through.

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

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm purchasing a home in Chiswick - what searches do I need?

The standard pack includes:

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

Occasionally the location of the property will warrant further searches e.g. a radon gas search.

To check the total cost of searches on a Chiswick property, try 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 Chiswick - what do I need to know?

is significantly more complex than buying a freehold property. The numerous common problems awaiting the unsuspecting buyer can include legally technical issues like and onerous clauses in the lease.

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?

Does sale conveyancing take longer for leasehold?

Yes, that's correct, it can take considerably longer to carry out the legal work to sell a leasehold house or flat, compared to freehold conveyancing.

The solicitor acting for the buyer will need to review this leasehold-related paperwork. These could include details of any breaches by other leaseholders and a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property. Delays are usually the result of the time needed by to source this information.

It could take several weeks to collect this information if the agent responsible for managing the property is slow or difficult to contact, so your lawyer ought to start this process even before a sale has been agreed.

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Selling a leasehold flat? What to do before going on the market

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

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 Chiswick should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

Our conveyancing solicitors can act for most UK lenders, so no matter whether you are moving to a fixed-rate mortgage with Lloyds Bank or to a flexible mortgage with the Barnsley Building Society, we can help.

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