Kenley conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in London Borough of Croydon?

Kenley is situated in London Borough of Croydon. Council tax bands are:

Band London Borough of Croydon Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1091.31
B £1273.19
C £1455.08
D £1636.96
E £2000.73
F £2364.50
G £2728.27
H £3273.92

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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

Can I claim stamp duty relief as a first time buyer?

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

Conveyancing fees are comprised of the conveyancer's legal fees and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the costs payable as part of a conveyancing transaction, incurred on your behalf, for example Stamp Duty or landlord fees. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

Our solicitor's legal fees for buying or selling a house in Kenley are fixed, - for a standard conveyancing transaction, what we quote is what you pay

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Kenley sale or purchase

Our online conveyancing fees calculator gives you a detailed fixed fee quote with a detailed breakdown of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Kenley sale or purchase.

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

Searches are detailed enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Kenley 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?

I am buying a leasehold property in Kenley - what do I need to know?

Buying a leasehold house or flat in the UK can be very involved. The numerous common problems awaiting the unsuspecting purchaser can include legally technical issues like sinking fund issues and leases with fewer than 80 years to run.

Your conveyancing solicitor 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?

Does sale conveyancing take longer for leasehold?

Yes, that's correct, it can take much longer to carry out the conveyancing on leasehold properties when compared to conveyancing on a freehold house.

The solicitor acting for the buyer will expect to see several leasehold-related documents, like management company information and details of any breaches by other leaseholders. The time it takes the solicitor to gather this paperwork is the common cause of such delays.

The solicitor should start this process even before a sale has been agreed, as this information can take a long time to gather if it is difficult to contact the landlord or managing agent.

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

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

The conveyancing for purchasing a new build home in Kenley is often more complex than other types of conveyancing.

An experienced solicitor in Kenley will need to be qualified to handle things like handling equity loan schemes, spotting incomplete agreements for roads and sewers and checking new build warranties with warranty providers, including NHBC, Advantage HCI and Global Home Warranties.

Our highly experienced team of new build solicitors are highly experienced in representing buyers to achieve a stress free move 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 Kenley property?

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Kenley remortgage solicitor can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

Our network of solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so whether you are you are moving to a fixed-rate mortgage with the NatWest or to a two-year discount with the Skipton Building Society, our remortgage specialists can help.

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