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East Ham conveyancing FAQs

What are the Council Tax bands in London Borough of Newham in 2021?

East Ham is situated in London Borough of Newham. Council tax bands in 2021 are as follows:

Band Newham Council Tax (2021/22)
A £922.19
B £1,075.88
C £1,229.58
D £1,383.28
E £1,690.68
F £1,998.07
G £2,305.47
H £2,766.56

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

Conveyancing fees will include the solicitor's legal and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the extra third-party costs incurred on your behalf, such as Land Registry fees or searches. Legal fees are for the solicitor's legal work.

Your legal fees for buying or selling a house in East Ham are fixed, which means that for a standard conveyancing transaction, what you pay is exactly what you see in your quote.

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Will I need property searches when buying a property in East Ham?

Property searches are detailed questions submitted to a number of authorities by East Ham 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?

How long does leasehold conveyancing take in East Ham?

Almost every flat in the UK is leasehold. There are also an estimated 1 million leasehold houses throughout the country. Buying a leasehold flat can take weeks longer than a freehold house because leasehold transactions involve more work and there is greater complexity.

Causes of numerous delays can range from incomplete managing agent information to uncontactable landlords.

Specialist leasehold solicitors complete the legal work for 100's of leasehold purchases each month. Our proactive approach means fewer obstacles.

Does the conveyancing for selling leasehold take longer?

Yes. The legal work for selling a leasehold home can take much longer.

The solicitor acting for the buyer will expect to see this leasehold-related paperwork, like a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property and three years' filed accounts for the property management. Delays are usually caused by the time it takes to source this information.

It can take a long time to gather this information if the managing agent or landlord is slow or difficult to contact, so the solicitor should get this underway before a buyer has even been found.

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

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

The legal work for acquiring a new build property in East Ham can be complicated compared to other types of conveyancing.

An experienced solicitor in East Ham must be able to deal with things like ensuring that new build mortgage conditions are met, handling withdrawal under the Consumer Code for Housebuilders and registering ownership with warranty providers such as NHBC Buildmark, Advantage and Trenwick International.

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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.

I am remortgaging a property in East Ham - do I need a solicitor?

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

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.1% (Apr 2021). A good East Ham remortgage solicitor could save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate by completing the conveyancing quickly.

Property lawyers can act for most UK lenders, so whether you are you are changing to an interest-only mortgage with Santander or to a flexible mortgage with the Bank of Ireland, our remortgage team can assist.

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How do I transfer equity in my East Ham property?

If you wish to gift or transfer your share of a property you jointly own to someone else, you will need a solicitor to complete the 'Transfer of Equity'. For a low fixed fee, Your conveyancing solicitor will handle all the legal work for a equity transfer, and they can also complete remortgage conveyancing work at the same time.

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