Hornchurch conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in London Borough of Havering?

Hornchurch is situated in London Borough of Havering. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band London Borough of Havering Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1105.37
B £1289.60
C £1473.83
D £1658.06
E £2026.52
F £2394.98
G £2763.43
H £3316.12

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Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

How much stamp duty will I have to pay?

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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 Hornchurch conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Hornchurch provide legal services on an hourly basis and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

Quittance's solicitors work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no sneaky extras. Your detailed quote will set out exactly what the conveyancing fees and costs will be when your property transaction completes.

If, for any reason at all, your property transaction does not go ahead, you have the peace of mind of our No Sale, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm buying a property in Hornchurch - what searches do I need?

The search pack for a standard property includes:

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

On occasion the location of the property will warrant additional searches e.g. a flood search.

To check how much searches will cost on a Hornchurch property, use our calculator.

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What are conveyancing searches when buying a home and do I need them?

How long does leasehold conveyancing take?

Almost all flats are leasehold. There are also an estimated 1 million leasehold houses throughout the country. The legal work for a leasehold flat can take weeks longer than a freehold property as there is more to prepare and the freeholder and/or managing agent are also involved.

Varied factors, such as an unresponsive landlord or incomplete service charge accounts, can lead to serious delays.

Our specialist leasehold solicitor team handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month. Our proactive approach means fewer obstacles.

Could the sale of a leasehold property be delayed?

Yes, that's correct, it can take much longer to complete the legal work on a leasehold property, compared to freehold conveyancing.

The buyer's conveyancer must review this leasehold-related paperwork, such as an up-to-date statement of service charges. Delays are usually the result of the time it takes your lawyer to source this information.

The solicitor should get this underway before a buyer has even been found, as these details can take a long time to gather if it is difficult to contact the landlord or managing agent or they are slow to respond.

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

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

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Hornchurch should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

Our network of solicitors can act for most UK lenders, so whether you are you are switching to a 95% mortgage with the Co-operative Bank or to a capped-rate mortgage with the Bank of Ireland, we can assist.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender