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Epping conveyancing FAQs

How much Council Tax must I pay for a property in Epping Forest District Council in 2021?

Epping is situated in Epping Forest District Council. Council tax bands in 2021 are as follows:

Band Epping Forest Council Tax (2021/22)
A £1,210.47
B £1,412.22
C £1,613.96
D £1,815.71
E £2,219.20
F £2,622.69
G £3,026.18
H £3,631.42

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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 your solicitor carries out for you.

Your 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.

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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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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2021?

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.

Specialist leasehold solicitors 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.

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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 0.1% (Apr 2021). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Epping might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

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, a remortgage specialist can help.

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I want to transfer equity in my Epping home - how does this work?

If you wish to gift or transfer your share of a property you jointly own to someone else, you will need a solicitor to complete the 'Transfer of Equity'. For a low fixed fee, Your conveyancing solicitor will handle all the legal work for a equity transfer, and they can also complete remortgage conveyancing work at the same time.

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