Hampton conveyancing FAQs

How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in London Borough of Richmond upon Thames?

Hampton is situated in London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band London Borough of Richmond upon Thames Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1137.96
B £1327.62
C £1517.28
D £1706.94
E £2086.26
F £2465.58
G £2844.90
H £3413.88

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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 Hampton conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Hampton provide legal services on an hourly rate others work on a fixed fee.

Quittance's property lawyers work on a fixed legal fee basis, with no additional fees hidden in the small print. Your detailed quote will set out exactly what you will pay when your move completes.

If, for whatever reason, your move 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 house in Hampton which property searches will I require?

The search pack for a standard property includes:

  • Official or Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Environmental Search
  • Regulated Drainage and Water Search
  • Chancel liability insurance (if required)

Occasionally the initial search results will recommend further searches such as a specialist environmental search.

To see the cost of searches on a Hampton house or flat, 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 Hampton - what do I need to know?

Purchasing a leasehold house or flat in the UK can be complex when compared to purchasing a freehold. The many potential traps awaiting an uninformed purchaser can include legally technical issues like costly and undisclosed major works and short leases.

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?

What do I need to know if selling a leasehold property in Hampton?

Conveyancing for a leasehold flat is quite a lot more protracted in comparison with a freehold house.

The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in Hampton will need to conduct additional legal work. This can involve sourcing all relevant freeholder information, through to ascertaining if the incoming lessee (i.e. the seller) is required to buy a share in the building's management company.

So as to resolve any leasehold-related delays sooner, It is strongly advised that the seller instruct a property lawyer as early as possible.

I am remortgaging a property in Hampton - do I need a solicitor?

Yes.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Hampton remortgage solicitor will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

Conveyancing solicitors on the panel for all major lenders - so no matter whether you are changing to a fixed-rate mortgage with Birmingham Midshires or to a repayment mortgage with the Barnsley Building Society, our remortgage specialists can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender