Esher conveyancing FAQs

How much council tax must I pay for a property in Elmbridge Borough Council?

Esher is situated in Elmbridge Borough Council. Council tax bands are:

Band Elmbridge Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1242.41
B £1449.48
C £1656.55
D £1863.62
E £2277.76
F £2691.90
G £3106.03
H £3727.24

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Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

Stamp duty calculator

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Read more about stamp duty:

What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

Are Esher conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Esher carry out the conveyancing on a price per hour basis 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 you will pay when your move goes through.

If, for whatever reason, your move 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 buying a property in Esher - which searches will I need?

The search pack for a standard property includes:

  • Local Authority Search
  • Regulated Water Search
  • Environmental Search
  • Chancel search

Sometimes the location of the property will warrant additional searches , for example a flood search.

To work out how much searches will cost on a Esher house or flat, try 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 Esher - what do I need to know?

can be complex. The many potential traps lying in wait for an uninformed purchaser can include legally technical issues like unpaid service charges by the existing leaseholder and onerous covenants.

A good property lawyer 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?

Is there anything to be aware of if selling a leasehold property in Esher?

The conveyancing process for a leasehold property is quite a lot more protracted than for a freehold property.

Leasehold complexity involves additional work on the part of conveyancing solicitors in Esher, such as collating an up-to-date service charge statement, through to details of common parts management.

To reduce leasehold-related delays, It is recommended that the vendor contact a conveyancer as soon as possible, and ideally before marketing the property,.

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

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

Our property solicitors can act for most UK lenders, so no matter whether you are switching to a 95% mortgage with RBS or to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Monmouthshire Building Society, our remortgage team can assist.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender