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Historically a small settlement in Essex, Ilford's position on the London to Colchester road meant it developed as a coaching town. It is now the administrative centre of the London Borough of Redbridge.

Currently one of the most affordable areas of London, the arrival of Crossrail and redevelopment of Ilford station last year has positively affected property prices, with price rises of over 30% in the last 5 years. This growth will likely continue when through services to London commence in December 2019.

Ilford conveyancing FAQs

How much is the Council Tax in London Borough of Redbridge in 2021?

Ilford is situated in London Borough of Redbridge. Council tax bands are:

Band Redbridge Council Tax (2021/22)
A £1,126.69
B £1,314.47
C £1,502.26
D £1,690.04
E £2,065.60
F £2,441.17
G £2,816.73
H £3,380.08

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How much are conveyancing fees for buying or selling a home in Ilford?

Conveyancing fees are made up of legal fees and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the extra third-party costs incurred on your behalf, for example HMLR registration fees or landlord fees. Legal fees are for the work your solicitor carries out for you.

Your conveyancing fees for buying or selling a house in Ilford are fixed, so for a standard conveyancing transaction, what you pay is exactly what you see in your quote.

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

Conveyancing searches are detailed questions submitted to a number of authorities by Ilford conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. Mortgage lenders also usually require conveyancing searches to be purchased.

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How long does the conveyancing on a leasehold property take

Almost every flat in the UK is leasehold. Purchasing a leasehold home can take weeks longer than a freehold property because leasehold transactions involve more work and there is greater complexity.

Delays in leasehold transactions could include anything from an unreachable freeholder to incomplete service charge accounts.

Specialist leasehold solicitors look after hundreds of leasehold clients every month, and our proactive approach can mean faster conveyancing.

I am selling a leasehold property in Ilford - what do I need to know?

The conveyancing process for a leasehold property is quite a lot more complicated in comparison with a freehold house.

The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in Ilford will need to conduct extra work. This can involve obtaining all relevant freeholder information, through to reserve fund details.

In order to resolve any leasehold issues faster, It is highly recommended that the vendor contact a property lawyer as soon as the property is marketed, if not before.

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


The base rate is now at 0.1% (Apr 2021). A good Ilford remortgage solicitor can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

Conveyancing solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so no matter whether you are moving to a fixed-rate mortgage with RBS or to a flexible mortgage with the Swansea Building Society, a remortgage specialist can help.

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Do I need a solicitor to transfer equity in my Ilford home?

A 'transfer of equity' is when a co-owner of a property transfers or sells their share in the property. A conveyancing solicitor can carry out the legal work for this transfer, including registering the new owner's share of the property and any Stamp Duty formalities..

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