Epsom conveyancing FAQs

How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in Epsom & Ewell Borough Council?

Epsom is situated in Epsom & Ewell Borough Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Epsom & Ewell Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1226.97
B £1431.47
C £1635.96
D £1840.46
E £2249.45
F £2658.44
G £3067.43
H £3680.92

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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 Epsom?

Conveyancing fees will include legal fees and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the costs payable as part of a conveyancing transaction, incurred on behalf of a buyer or seller, for example Land Registry fees and leasehold management packs. Legal fees are for the work our solicitors carry out for you.

Our fees for buying or selling a house in Epsom are fixed, so for a standard conveyancing transaction, your fixed fee conveyancing quote will have no additional fees

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Epsom sale or purchase

Our conveyancing fees calculator can give you a comprehensive conveyancing quote with a detailed breakdown of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Epsom sale or purchase.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

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

Property searches are detailed enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Epsom 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 Epsom - what do I need to know?

Purchasing a leasehold house or flat in the UK is significantly more complex than buying a freehold property. The many potential complications lying in wait for an uninformed purchaser can include legally technical issues like overpriced managing agent packs and short leases.

A specialist leasehold solicitor 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 it take longer to sell a leasehold property?

Compared to freehold property, yes. The conveyancing for selling a leasehold property can take much longer.

The buyer's conveyancer will need to review several leasehold-related documents, including a copy of the freehold property's buildings insurance. The time required by the seller's conveyancer to source this information is usually the cause of these delays.

It can take a long time to gather these details if the agent responsible for managing the property is slow or difficult to contact, so your solicitor should start this process before a buyer has even been found.

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

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

The conveyancing process for acquiring a new build property in Epsom is often more complex than other types of conveyancing.

A conveyancer in Epsom must be able to deal with things like ensuring that new build mortgage conditions are met, handling withdrawal under the Consumer Code for Housebuilders and .

Our highly experienced team of new build solicitors are experts in helping buyers get a successful transaction 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.

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

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 Epsom could save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate by completing the conveyancing quickly.

Our conveyancing solicitors can act for most UK lenders, so no matter whether you are moving to an offset mortgage with RBS or to a variable-rate mortgage with the Manchester Building Society, our remortgage specialists can help.

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