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Grove Park Conveyancing: FAQs

We have put together a list of questions frequently asked about conveyancing in Grove Park. If you would like to discuss a specific questions, please call us on 0800 022 4108.

Buying property in Grove Park

How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in London Borough of Lewisham in 2022?

Grove Park is situated in London Borough of Lewisham. Council tax bands in 2022 are as follows:

Band Lewisham Council Tax (2022/23)
A £1,211.21
B £1,413.07
C £1,614.94
D £1,816.81
E £2,220.55
F £2,624.28
G £3,028.02
H £3,633.62

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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?

Selling property in Grove Park

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

Remortgaging in Grove Park

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 1.25% (June 2022). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Grove Park can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

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.

Get a remortgage conveyancing quote

Transferring equity in Grove Park

Do I need a solicitor to transfer equity in my Grove Park 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.

Get a transfer of equity conveyancing quote

Comparing Conveyancing Quotes in Grove Park

What are conveyancing disbursements?

A key difference between conveyancing fees and disbursements is who they are paid to.

Legal fees are paid to your solicitor for the work they do, whereas disbursements are paid through your solicitor to third parties like managing agents.

How much should I be paying in conveyancing legal fees in 2022?

Hidden fees and potential additional costs could unexpectedly add to your final conveyancing bill, so when you are comparing Grove Park conveyancing quotes, you should check what each quote does include. If a fee is included in one online quote but not another, check the small print.

If you are buying a leasehold property, with Help to Buy, or a share of freehold, check if there is an additional charge for this extra work.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2022?

General Grove Park property lawyers FAQs

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 a No Sale, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2022?

How we can help you

If you are buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity in a property in Grove Park 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
  • Grove Park experts
  • CQS-accredited panel solicitors
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