East London conveyancing FAQs
How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in London Borough of Tower Hamlets in 2021?
East London is situated in London Borough of Tower Hamlets. Council tax bands in 2021 are as follows:
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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 your solicitor carries out for you.
Your fees for buying or selling a house in East London are fixed, so your fixed fee conveyancing quote will have no additional fees
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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.
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.
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.
Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my East London property?
The base rate is now at 0.1% (Jan 2021). A good East London remortgage solicitor can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.
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, a remortgage solicitor can assist.
I want to transfer equity in my East London property - how does this work?
If you jointly own property with one or more other people and you wish to transfer ownership of your share in the property to someone else, you will need a solicitor to carry out a 'Transfer of Equity'. Your conveyancing solicitor will take care of all the legal work required for a transfer of equity for a low fixed fee (including remortgage work if required).
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