Greenwich conveyancing FAQs
How much council tax must I pay for a property in London Borough of Greenwich?
Greenwich is situated in London Borough of Greenwich. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:
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How much stamp duty will I have to pay?
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How much are conveyancing fees for buying or selling a home in Greenwich?
Conveyancing fees can be broken down into the solicitor's legal and disbursements.
Disbursements are the taxes and additional costs incurred on behalf of a buyer or seller, e.g. Land Registry fees or leasehold management packs. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.
Our fees for buying or selling a house in Greenwich are fixed, meaning for a standard conveyancing transaction, your fixed fee conveyancing quote will have no hidden extras
Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Greenwich move
Our conveyancing fees calculator gives an instant conveyancing quote with a comprehensive list of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Greenwich sale or purchase.
I'm buying a property in Greenwich - which searches will I need?
The standard search pack will include:
- Official or Regulated Local Authority Search
- Residential Environmental Search
- Drainage and Water Search
- Chancel liability insurance
On occasion the results of the standard searches will necessitate further searches , for example a specialist environmental search.
To find out the total cost of searches on a Greenwich house or flat, try our online conveyancing costs calculator.
I am buying a leasehold property in Greenwich - what do I need to know?
Buying a leasehold flat in the UK is more complicated than buying a freehold. The numerous common problems lying in wait for an uninformed buyer can include legally technical issues like unpaid service charges by the existing leaseholder and freeholds sold without first refusal to leaseholders.
A leasehold solicitor will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.
Does it take longer to sell a leasehold property?
Yes, that's correct, it can take much longer to complete the legal work on a leasehold property when compared to conveyancing on a freehold house.
The buyer's solicitor will expect to see these documents. These could include a current statement of service charges and management company information. The time needed by your solicitor to get these documents together is usually the cause of these delays.
It can take a long time to gather these details if it is difficult to contact the managing agent or they are slow to respond, so your solicitor should commence this even before you have found a buyer.
I am buying a new build property in Greenwich - what do I need to know?
The conveyancing process for buying a new build in Greenwich is more complicated than buying an existing property.
An experienced solicitor in Greenwich must be able to deal with things like investigating developer incentives, administering Help to Buy purchases and registering ownership with warranty providers, including NHBC, Advantage HCI and AHCI.
Our award-winning team of new build conveyancing solicitors are well versed in working with buyers towards a successful transaction and working to tight developer deadlines.
I am remortgaging a property in Greenwich - do I need a solicitor?
Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.
The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Greenwich remortgage solicitor will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.
Our conveyancing solicitors can act for most UK lenders, so whether you are you are moving to a variable-rate with the Bank of Scotland or to a variable-rate mortgage with the Furness Building Society, Quittance can help.