Greenford conveyancing FAQs

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

Greenford is situated in London Borough of Ealing. Council tax bands are:

Band London Borough of Ealing Council Tax (2018/19)
A £960.08
B £1120.09
C £1280.11
D £1440.12
E £1760.15
F £2080.17
G £2400.20
H £2880.24

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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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Read more about stamp duty:

What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

Are Greenford conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Greenford provide legal services on an hourly rate and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

Our panel of conveyancing solicitors work on a fixed legal fee basis, with no additional fees hidden in the small print. Your detailed quote will explain what the fees and disbursements will be when your property sale or purchase goes through.

If, for any reason at all, your property sale or purchase 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 property in Greenford - what searches do I need?

The standard search pack will include:

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

Sometimes the solicitor will recommend specialist searches such as a flood search.

To check the cost of searches on a Greenford move you can use our 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?

Over 90% of flats in the UK are leasehold. The legal work for a leasehold home can take weeks more to complete than freehold property because there is more work involved.

Varied factors, such as an unreachable freeholder or incomplete managing agent information, can lead to serious delays.

Our specialist leasehold solicitor team look after hundreds of leasehold clients every month. Our proactive approach means fewer obstacles.

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

Conveyancing for a leasehold flat is significantly more specialised than for a more straightforward freehold house.

The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in Greenford will usually undertake additional legal work, such as getting the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to a copy of the service charge budget for the current year (and any anticipated payments on account).

To help mitigate the delays involved in selling a leasehold house or flat, It is strongly advised that the seller instruct a Greenford conveyancing solicitor as early in the process as possible, and ideally before going on the market,.

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

The conveyancing process for buying a new build home in Greenford is more complicated than buying an existing property.

A conveyancer in Greenford must be able to deal with things like dealing with delays associated with off-plan, confirming Section 38 agreements and checking new build warranties with warranty providers, including NHBC Buildmark, Advantage HCI and Ark Residential.

Our highly experienced team of new build solicitors are well versed in representing buyers to achieve the best possible outcome and working to tight developer deadlines.

Read more:

Buying a new build property off plan - what you need to know.

What you need to check before buying a new build home.

Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Greenford 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 Greenford could save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate by completing the conveyancing quickly.

Our property lawyers are on the panel for all major lenders, so whether you are you are switching to a variable-rate with Britannia or to a variable-rate mortgage with Birmingham Midshires, Quittance can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender