Epping conveyancing FAQs

How much council tax must I pay for a property in Epping Forest District Council?

Epping is situated in Epping Forest District Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Epping Forest District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1119.07
B £1305.58
C £1492.09
D £1678.60
E £2051.62
F £2424.64
G £2797.67
H £3357.20

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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 Epping?

Conveyancing fees will include legal fees and disbursements.

Disbursements are the third-party costs incurred on your behalf, for example Stamp Duty Land Tax and Office Copies. Legal fees are for the work our solicitors carry out for you.

Our conveyancing fees for buying or selling a house in Epping are fixed, which means that what you pay is exactly what you see in your quote.

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Epping move

Our online conveyancing fees calculator gives you a detailed fixed fee quote including all of the legal costs involved in buying and selling your home.

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

Conveyancing searches are questions submitted to a number of authorities by Epping 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?

How long does leasehold conveyancing take?

Almost all flats are leasehold. Buying a leasehold property typically takes longer than a freehold property as there is more to prepare and there are more parties involved.

Causes of numerous delays can range from slow receipt of the managing agent information to uncontactable landlords.

Our specialist leasehold solicitor team handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month, and our proactive approach means delays are less likely to occur.

Does the conveyancing for selling leasehold take longer?

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

The buyer's solicitor will need to review these documents. These could include three years' filed accounts for the property management and a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property. Delays are usually caused by the time needed by your solicitor to get these documents together.

The solicitor should start this process at the earliest opportunity, because this paperwork could take several weeks to collect if the managing agent or landlord is slow or difficult to contact.

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

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

The conveyancing for acquiring a new build in Epping .

Your solicitor in Epping will need to be qualified to handle things like investigating developer incentives, checking planning conditions have been fulfilled and checking new build warranties with warranty providers such as NHBC Buildmark, Advantage HCI and Trenwick International.

Our specialist team of new build solicitors are experts in representing buyers to achieve the best possible outcome and working to tight developer deadlines.

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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.

Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Epping property?

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 Epping might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

Our conveyancers are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so whether you are you are changing to a 95% mortgage with Britannia or to a discounted-rate mortgage with the Buckinghamshire Building Society, our remortgage specialists can help.

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