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Dulwich conveyancing FAQs

How much council tax must I pay for a property in London Borough of Southwark?

Dulwich is situated in London Borough of Southwark. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Southwark Council Tax (2021/22)
A £960.59
B £1,120.68
C £1,280.78
D £1,440.88
E £1,761.08
F £2,081.27
G £2,401.47
H £2,881.76

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

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

Disbursements are the costs payable as part of a conveyancing transaction, incurred on your behalf, such as HMLR fees or local authority searches. Legal fees are for the solicitor's legal work.

Your solicitor's legal fees for buying or selling a house in Dulwich are fixed, which means that for a standard transaction, your fixed fee conveyancing quote will have no additional fees

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Dulwich sale or purchase

Our online conveyancing fees calculator gives an instant conveyancing quote including all of the legal costs involved in buying and selling your home.

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I'm buying a property in Dulwich - what searches do I need?

The search pack for a standard property includes:

  • Official or Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Drainage and Water Search
  • Environmental Search
  • Chancel search

On occasion the solicitor will recommend further searches , for example a transport search.

To find out the total cost of searches on a Dulwich property try our calculator.

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How long does leasehold conveyancing take?

The vast majority of flats are leasehold. There are also an estimated 1 million leasehold houses throughout the country. Purchasing leasehold property can take weeks longer than freehold property because leasehold transactions involve more work.

Examples of delays might include anything from slow receipt of the managing agent information to out-of-date contact information for the freeholder.

Quittance's team of leasehold specialists look after hundreds of leasehold clients every month. Our proactive approach means fewer obstacles.

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

Conveyancing for a leasehold flat or house is much more involved than it is for a freehold home.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Dulwich will usually undertake extra work, which could include requesting an up-to-date service charge statement, through to details of common parts management.

In order to resolve any leasehold problems faster, It is strongly advised that the vendor contact a solicitor as early in the process as possible, and ideally before marketing the property,.

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

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.1% (Jan 2021). A good Dulwich remortgage solicitor will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

Quittance's solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so whether you are you are switching to a flexible mortgage with Santander or to a joint mortgage with the Allied Irish Bank, we can help.

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

A 'transfer of equity' will be required if the ownership structure of the Dulwich 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. Our panel of 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.

How can Quittance help?

If you are buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity in a property in Dulwich, our panel of expert conveyancing solicitors can help.

We aim to deliver a stress-free moving experience. We focus on proactive communication to help drive your sale or purchase forwards.

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  • Fixed fee conveyancing service
  • Dulwich experts
  • CQS-accredited panel solicitors
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