East London conveyancing FAQs

How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in London Borough of Tower Hamlets?

East London is situated in London Borough of Tower Hamlets. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band London Borough of Tower Hamlets Council Tax (2018/19)
A £853.58
B £995.84
C £1138.11
D £1280.37
E £1564.90
F £1849.42
G £2133.95
H £2560.74

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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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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

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

Conveyancing fees are made up of 2 parts: the solicitor's legal and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the third-party costs paid out on your behalf, e.g. Land Registry fees and indemnity policies. Legal fees are for the work our solicitors carry out for you.

Our fees for buying or selling a house in East London are fixed, so your fixed fee conveyancing quote will have no additional fees

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your East London move

Our online conveyancing fees calculator gives you a detailed fixed fee quote with a detailed breakdown of all fees, costs and disbursements for your East London sale or purchase.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

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

Property searches are detailed enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by East London 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?

I am buying a leasehold property in East London - what do I need to know?

Buying a leasehold property in England or Wales is significantly more complex than buying a freehold property. The many potential problems awaiting an uninformed purchaser can include legally technical issues like overpriced managing agent packs and freeholds sold without first refusal to leaseholders.

A specialist 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 a leasehold property take longer to sell?

Correct, it can take much longer to carry out the legal work to sell leasehold properties,compared to the sale of a freehold property.

The buyer's solicitor must review this leasehold-related paperwork, including a copy of the freehold property's buildings insurance. Delays are usually the result of the time required by the solicitor to source this information.

It can take a long time to gather these details if the managing agent is slow or difficult to contact, so the solicitor ought to start this process at the earliest opportunity.

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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 East London property?

Yes.

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good East London 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 moving to a cashback mortgage with Barclays Bank or to a variable-rate mortgage with the Monmouthshire Building Society, our remortgage team can assist.

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