Egham conveyancing FAQs

How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in Runnymede Borough Council?

Egham is situated in Runnymede Borough Council. Council tax bands are:

Band Runnymede Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1204.97
B £1405.79
C £1606.62
D £1807.45
E £2209.11
F £2610.76
G £3012.42
H £3614.90

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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

Are Egham conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Egham offer their services on an hourly basis others work on a fixed fee.

Our panel of expert solicitors work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no additional fees hidden in the small print. Your quote will explain what the fees and disbursements will be when your transaction completes.

If, for any reason at all, your transaction does not go ahead, you will pay no legal fees at all with our No Move, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

Will I need property searches when buying a property in Egham?

Searches are enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Egham conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. Mortgage 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 Egham - what do I need to know?

Purchasing a leasehold flat in the UK requires a number of extra steps when compared to buying a freehold. The many potential problems awaiting an uninformed purchaser can include legally technical issues like unpaid service charges by the existing leaseholder and freeholds sold without first refusal to leaseholders.

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 sale conveyancing take longer for leasehold?

Yes, that's correct, it can take much longer to carry out the conveyancing on leasehold properties,compared to the sale of a freehold property.

The solicitor acting for the buyer must review this leasehold-related paperwork, such as details of any breaches by other leaseholders. Delays are usually caused by the time required by the seller's conveyancer to gather this paperwork.

Your lawyer should get this underway even before a sale has been agreed, as this information can take a long time to gather if the agent responsible for managing the property is slow or difficult to contact.

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

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

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Egham could save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate by completing the conveyancing quickly.

Our network of solicitors are on the panel for all major lenders, so whether you are you are changing to a lifetime tracker mortgage with the Halifax or to a capped-rate mortgage with the Leeds Building Society, our remortgage specialists can help.

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