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Croydon is one of the largest commercial districts outside Central London. Situated only 10 miles south of Charing Cross, Croydon is an easy commute into central London.

Recent and imminent developments have transformed the town into a major shopping hub. A new 1.4bn pound Westfield shopping centre was announced in late 2017, and it is anticipated that gentrification of the area is likely to push property prices up.

Although central London and Gatwick airport are only a 15-minute train journey from East Croydon rail station, to its south-east the town has easy access to the rural area of the North Downs and the Pilgrim's Way long distance footpath.

Croydon conveyancing FAQs

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

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

Band London Borough of Croydon Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1091.31
B £1273.19
C £1455.08
D £1636.96
E £2000.73
F £2364.50
G £2728.27
H £3273.92

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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

Are Croydon conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Croydon offer services on a price per hour basis and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

Quittance's expert solicitors work on a fixed legal fee basis, with no nasty surprises. Your detailed quote will set out exactly what you will pay when your sale or purchase completes.

If, for any reason at all, your sale or purchase does not go ahead, you are covered by our No Move, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

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

The standard pack includes:

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

Sometimes the solicitor will recommend additional searches such as a radon gas search.

To see how much searches will cost on a Croydon move, use our 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 Croydon - what do I need to know?

can be complex. The numerous common problems awaiting the unsuspecting purchaser can include legally technical issues like sinking fund issues and onerous covenants.

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?

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

The legal work for a leasehold flat (leasehold houses are uncommon) is quite a lot more specialised than it is for a freehold home.

Leasehold complexity involves additional tasks on the part of conveyancing solicitors in Croydon, and this could include requesting an up-to-date service charge statement, through to looking into potential forfeiture proceedings.

To help mitigate the delays involved in selling a leasehold house or flat, It is highly recommended that the vendor contact a solicitor as soon as possible, and potentially before marketing the property,.

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

The conveyancing process for buying a new build property in Croydon .

A good solicitor in Croydon must be able to deal with things like advising on mortgage offer flexibility for delayed completion, handling withdrawal under the Consumer Code for Housebuilders and checking new build warranties with warranty providers, including NHBC Buildmark, Advantage HCI and AHCI.

Our award-winning team of new build solicitors are experts in representing buyers to achieve a stress free move 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 Croydon property?

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Croydon remortgage solicitor might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

Our conveyancing team can act for most UK lenders, so no matter whether you are moving to an offset mortgage with the NatWest or to a joint mortgage with the Coventry Building Society, we can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender