Grove Park conveyancing FAQs

How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in London Borough of Lewisham?

Grove Park is situated in London Borough of Lewisham. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band London Borough of Lewisham Council Tax (2018/19)
A £998.73
B £1165.19
C £1331.64
D £1498.10
E £1831.01
F £2163.92
G £2496.83
H £2996.20

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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 Grove Park conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Grove Park offer services on an hourly basis others work on a fixed fee.

Your conveyancing solicitor will work on a fixed fee basis, with no unexpected 'add-ons'. Your conveyancing quote will set out what the conveyancing fees and costs will be when your house sale or purchase completes.

If, for any reason at all, your house sale or purchase does not go ahead, you are covered by our No Sale, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm buying a house in Grove Park - what searches do I need?

The standard pack includes:

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

Sometimes the results of the standard searches will necessitate specialist searches such as a mining search.

To find out the price of searches on a Grove Park purchase, try our conveyancing cost 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 Grove Park - what do I need to know?

Purchasing a leasehold property in the UK is more complicated than buying a freehold. The numerous common problems lying in wait for the unsuspecting purchaser can include legally technical issues like sinking fund issues and freeholds sold without first refusal to leaseholders.

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?

Could the sale of a leasehold property be delayed?

Yes, that's correct, it can take much more time to carry out the conveyancing on a leasehold property when compared to conveyancing on a freehold house.

The buyer's conveyancer must review this leasehold-related paperwork, like management company information and three years' filed accounts for the property management. Typically, delays are due to the time required by your solicitor to get these documents together.

Your lawyer should get this underway even before you have found a buyer, as these details can take weeks to collect if it is difficult to contact the managing agent.

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

I am remortgaging a property in Grove Park - do I need a solicitor?

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Grove Park can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

Our conveyancers are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so no matter whether you are changing to a variable-rate with the NatWest or to a flexible mortgage with the Buckinghamshire Building Society, we can assist.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender