Ewell conveyancing FAQs

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

Ewell 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?

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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

Are Ewell conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Ewell provide legal services on a price per hour basis and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

Quittance's 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 our No Move, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

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?

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.

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

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 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Ewell might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

Our 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.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender