Leatherhead conveyancing FAQs

How much council tax must I pay for a property in Mole Valley Council?

Leatherhead is situated in Mole Valley Council. Council tax bands are:

Band Mole Valley Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1219.57
B £1422.84
C £1626.10
D £1829.36
E £2235.88
F £2642.41
G £3048.93
H £3658.72

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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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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 Leatherhead?

Conveyancing fees can be broken down into the solicitor's legal and disbursements.

Disbursements are the costs payable as part of a conveyancing transaction, paid out on your behalf, for example HMLR fees and landlord fees. Legal fees are for the work our solicitors carry out for you.

Our solicitor's legal fees for buying or selling a house in Leatherhead are fixed, - your fixed fee conveyancing quote will have no sneaky additional fees

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Leatherhead move

Our conveyancing fees calculator can give you a comprehensive conveyancing quote with a detailed breakdown of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Leatherhead sale or purchase.

Calculate my conveyancing fees with our conveyancing fee calculator

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm purchasing a property in Leatherhead - which searches will I need?

The standard pack includes:

  • Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Drainage and Water Search
  • Environmental Search
  • Chancel search

Occasionally the solicitor will recommend specialist searches such as a commons registration search.

To check the total cost of searches on a Leatherhead move, try our conveyancing calculator.

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

How long does conveyancing take when buying a leasehold flat in Leatherhead?

Over 90% of flats in the UK are leasehold. Although much less common, there are also around 1 million leasehold houses nationwide. Purchasing leasehold property can take weeks longer than a freehold property as there is more to prepare and more technical complexity exists.

Examples of delays might include anything from missing leasehold documents to absent freeholders.

Our specialist leasehold solicitor team handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month, and our proactive approach means delays are less likely to occur.

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 Leatherhead - what do I need to know?

The conveyancing process for buying a new build in Leatherhead is often more complex than other types of conveyancing.

A conveyancing solicitor in Leatherhead must be able to deal with things like squaring developer incentives with lenders, ensuring new estate roads are adopted and working with warranty providers such as NHBC Buildmark, Advantage HCI and Build Assure.

Our award-winning team of new build conveyancers are experts in representing buyers to achieve 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 Leatherhead property?

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 Leatherhead could save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate by completing the conveyancing quickly.

Our conveyancers are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so whether you are you are moving to a cashback mortgage with the Halifax or to a variable-rate mortgage with Birmingham Midshires, our remortgage specialists can help.

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