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Historically an Essex town to the east of London, Dagenham forms part of the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, and is a predominantly residential area.

Despite enjoying the lowest average property prices in London, journey times to the City of London are typically only 15 minutes, making Dagenham attractive to first-time buyers.

There are plans for a riverside district with over 11,000 homes to be created by 2021, with a direct connection to the overground network. Further regeneration plans for the borough, particularly of Barking town centre, are also imminent.

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Dagenham conveyancing FAQs

How much council tax must I pay for a property in London Borough of Barking & Dagenham?

Dagenham is situated in London Borough of Barking & Dagenham. Council tax bands are:

Band London Borough of Barking & Dagenham Council Tax (2018/19)
A £995.91
B £1161.89
C £1327.88
D £1493.86
E £1825.83
F £2157.80
G £2489.77
H £2987.72

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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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Read more about stamp duty:

What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

Are Dagenham conveyancing fees fixed?

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

Quittance's expert solicitors work on a fixed fee basis, with no additional fees hidden in the small print. Your detailed quote will set out what the legal fees will be when your house sale or purchase completes.

If, for whatever reason, your house sale or purchase does not go ahead, you will be covered by our No Sale, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm buying a home in Dagenham - what searches do I need?

The search pack for a standard property includes:

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

Sometimes the initial search results will recommend specialist searches , for example a mining search.

To work out the price of searches on a Dagenham property 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 Dagenham - what do I need to know?

Purchasing a leasehold house or flat in the UK can be complex when compared to purchasing a freehold. The many potential problems awaiting the unsuspecting buyer can include legally technical issues like unpaid service charges by the existing leaseholder and onerous covenants.

An experienced leasehold conveyancer 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 Dagenham?

The legal work for a leasehold flat or house is significantly more specialised compared to a freehold house.

The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in Dagenham will usually undertake additional tasks, such as obtaining an up-to-date service charge statement, through to ascertaining if a license to assign is required.

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

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

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

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Dagenham remortgage solicitor can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

Our property lawyers can act for most UK lenders, so whether you are you are switching to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Royal Bank of Scotland or to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Darlington Building Society, our remortgage team can assist.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender