Erith conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in London Borough of Bexley?

Erith is situated in London Borough of Bexley. Council tax bands are:

Band London Borough of Bexley Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1058.69
B £1235.14
C £1411.59
D £1588.04
E £1940.94
F £2293.84
G £2646.73
H £3176.08

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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

Are Erith conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Erith carry out the conveyancing on an hourly rate others work on a fixed fee.

Our panel of property lawyers work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no sneaky extras. 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?

I'm purchasing a house in Erith - what searches do I need?

The search pack for a standard property includes:

  • Official or Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Regulated Drainage and Water Search
  • Environmental Search
  • Chancel liability insurance

Sometimes the results of the standard searches will necessitate specialist searches such as a British waterways search.

To work out the price of searches on a Erith purchase use our conveyancing 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 Erith - what do I need to know?

Buying a leasehold house or flat in the UK requires a number of extra steps when compared to buying a freehold. The numerous common problems awaiting an uninformed purchaser can include legally technical issues like sinking fund issues and marriage value issues.

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 a leasehold property take longer to sell?

Yes, that's correct, it can take much longer to conduct the conveyancing to sell a leasehold home,compared to the sale of a freehold property.

The buyer's conveyancer must review these documents, such as details of any breaches by other leaseholders. Delays are usually caused by the time needed by the solicitor to get these documents together.

It can take weeks to collect the managing agent's information if it is difficult to contact the managing agent, so your lawyer should start this process as soon as possible.

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

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

The conveyancing process for purchasing a new build in Erith is often more complex than other types of conveyancing.

Your solicitor in Erith must be able to deal with things like handling structural guarantees, investigating issues with drains and roads that serve the property and .

Our award-winning team of new build conveyancing 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 Erith - do I need a solicitor?

Yes you will need a solicitor to handle the legal side of the remortgage.

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Erith might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

Our property lawyers are on the panel for all major lenders, so no matter whether you are changing to a tracker with RBS or to a joint mortgage with the Furness Building Society, Quittance can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender