East Molesey conveyancing FAQs

How much council tax must I pay for a property in Elmbridge Borough Council?

East Molesey is situated in Elmbridge Borough Council. Council tax bands are:

Band Elmbridge Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1242.41
B £1449.48
C £1656.55
D £1863.62
E £2277.76
F £2691.90
G £3106.03
H £3727.24

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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 Molesey?

Conveyancing fees can be broken down into the solicitor's legal and disbursements.

Disbursements are the taxes and additional costs incurred on behalf of a buyer or seller, e.g. Land Registry fees or leasehold management packs. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

Our fees for buying or selling a house in East Molesey are fixed, meaning for a standard conveyancing transaction, your fixed fee conveyancing quote will have no hidden extras

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your East Molesey move

Our conveyancing fees calculator gives an instant conveyancing quote with a comprehensive list of all fees, costs and disbursements for your East Molesey sale or purchase.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm purchasing a property in East Molesey which property searches will I require?

The standard pack includes:

  • Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Environmental Search
  • Regulated Water Search
  • Chancel search

Occasionally the results of the standard searches will necessitate additional searches such as a radon gas search.

To work out how much searches will cost on a East Molesey move try our online conveyancing costs 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 East Molesey - what do I need to know?

Purchasing a leasehold flat in the UK can be very involved. The many potential problems awaiting an uninformed buyer can include legally technical issues like incomplete management company accounts and marriage value issues.

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?

Does a leasehold property take longer to sell?

Yes, compared to freehold conveyancing. Sale conveyancing for a leasehold home can result in long delays.

The solicitor acting for the buyer will need to review these documents. These could include three years' filed accounts for the property management and a copy of the freehold property's buildings insurance. The time needed by your lawyer to gather this paperwork is the common cause of such delays.

Your lawyer should start this process before a buyer has even been found, because this information can take weeks to collect if it is difficult to contact the managing agent or landlord or they are slow to respond.

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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 Molesey property?

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in East Molesey might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

Our property solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so whether you are you are switching to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Bank of Scotland or to a long-term fixed mortgage with the Monmouthshire Building Society, we can help.

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