Horley conveyancing FAQs

How much council tax must I pay for a property in Reigate and Banstead Borough Council?

Horley is situated in Reigate and Banstead Borough Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band Reigate and Banstead Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1250.07
B £1458.42
C £1666.76
D £1875.11
E £2291.80
F £2708.49
G £3125.18
H £3750.22

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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 Horley conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Horley offer their services on an hourly rate others work on a fixed fee.

Our property lawyers work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no unexpected 'add-ons'. Your quote will explain what you will pay when your house sale or purchase completes.

If, for whatever reason, your house sale or purchase does not go ahead, you are covered by our No Move, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

Will I need property searches when buying a property in Horley?

Property searches are questions submitted to a number of authorities by Horley conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. Lenders also usually require conveyancing searches to be purchased.

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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. There are also an estimated 1 million leasehold houses throughout the country. The legal work for a leasehold home will usually take more time than a freehold property because there is more to prepare and there are more parties involved.

Delays in leasehold transactions could include anything from uncontactable landlords to incomplete managing agent information.

Quittance's expert leasehold solicitors look after hundreds of leasehold clients every month. Our proactive approach means fewer obstacles.

Does it take longer to sell a leasehold property?

Yes, that's correct, it can take much longer to complete the legal work on leasehold houses or flats,compared to the sale of a freehold property.

The buyer's solicitor will want to see several leasehold-related documents. These could include a current statement of service charges and management company information. The time it takes the solicitor to gather this paperwork is usually the cause of these delays.

It can take weeks to collect this paperwork if it is difficult to contact the agent responsible for managing the property or they are slow to respond, so the solicitor ought to start this process before a buyer has even been found.

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

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

The legal work for buying a new build in Horley is more complicated than buying an existing property.

A good solicitor in Horley must be able to deal with things like handling deposits, checking that any contracts allow for future 'common parts' maintenance and registering ownership with warranty providers, including NHBC, Advantage and Aedis.

Our award-winning team of new build conveyancers are highly experienced in working with buyers towards the best outcome and working to tight developer deadlines.

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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 Horley property?

Yes.

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

Conveyancers on the panel for all major lenders - so whether you are you are changing to a lifetime tracker mortgage with the NatWest or to a capped-rate mortgage with the Furness Building Society, we can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender