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Ewell Conveyancing: FAQs

Are you planning to buy your first home, sell a property, remortgage your home or transfer equity? If so, our Ewell conveyancing FAQs will help to address the most common questions you may have:

Buying property in Ewell

How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in Epsom & Ewell Borough Council in 2022?

Ewell is situated in Epsom & Ewell Borough Council. Council tax bands in 2022 are as follows:

Band Epsom and Ewell Council Tax (2022/23)
A £1,423.45
B £1,660.69
C £1,897.93
D £2,135.17
E £2,609.65
F £3,084.13
G £3,558.62
H £4,270.34

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I'm buying a home in Ewell - what searches do I need?

The search pack for a standard property includes:

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

Occasionally the initial search results will recommend specialist searches such as a transport search.

To work out the cost of searches on a Ewell purchase try our conveyancing cost calculator.

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What are conveyancing searches when buying a home and do I need them?

Selling property in Ewell

Does it take longer to sell a leasehold property?

Yes, that's correct, it can take much longer to carry out the conveyancing on a leasehold house or flat,compared to the sale of a freehold property.

The buyer's solicitor will need to review these documents, like management company information and three years' filed accounts for the property management. Delays are usually caused by the time required by to get these documents together.

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

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

Remortgaging in Ewell

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

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The base rate is now at 1.25% (June 2022). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Ewell might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

Property lawyers are on the panel for all major lenders, so whether you are you are moving to a lifetime tracker mortgage with the NatWest or to a capped-rate mortgage with the Swansea Building Society, we can assist.

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Transferring equity in Ewell

Will I need a solicitor in order to transfer equity in my Ewell home?

If your property is owned by one or more people and you wish to transfer ownership the property to someone else, you will need a solicitor to carry out a 'Transfer of Equity'. Your conveyancing solicitor can complete the process quickly for a low fixed fee. Your solicitor can also complete the legal work on an associated remortgage at the same time.

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Comparing Conveyancing Quotes in Ewell

Conveyancing fees and disbursements - What's the difference?

Legal fees are paid to your property lawyer. Depending on your circumstances, these could include a leasehold fee or buy-to-let fee.

Disbursements are costs paid to third parties, such as the Land Registry.

How much should I be paying for conveyancing in 2022?

Market research in July, 2022 shows that the actual cost of conveyancing can vary significantly between property lawyers.

To accurately compare Ewell conveyancing quotes, you should be aware of the potential additional fees charged by some solicitors that could increase the cost of your property sale or purchase.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2022?

General Ewell property lawyers FAQs

Are Ewell conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Ewell provide legal services on a price per hour basis.

Some property lawyers work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no sneaky extras. Your detailed quote will set out what the legal fees will be when your house purchase or sale completes.

If, for any reason at all, your house purchase or sale does not go ahead, you will be covered by a No Move, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2022?

How long does leasehold conveyancing take in Ewell?

Almost every flat in the UK is leasehold. There are also an estimated 1 million leasehold houses throughout the country. Buying a leasehold flat can take weeks longer than a freehold house because leasehold transactions involve more work and there is greater complexity.

Causes of numerous delays can range from incomplete managing agent information to uncontactable landlords.

Our specialist leasehold solicitor team complete the legal work for 100's of leasehold purchases each month. Our proactive approach means fewer obstacles.

How we can help you

If you are buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity in a property in Ewell and need an expert conveyancing solicitor, we can take care of the legal side of your move.

We work with a panel of specialist conveyancing solicitors to deliver a stress-free moving experience.

  • No Move, No Fee Guarantee
  • Fixed fee conveyancing service
  • Ewell experts
  • CQS-accredited panel solicitors
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