Lee conveyancing FAQs

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

Lee is situated in London Borough of Lewisham. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band London Borough of Lewisham Council Tax (2018/19)
A £998.73
B £1165.19
C £1331.64
D £1498.10
E £1831.01
F £2163.92
G £2496.83
H £2996.20

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

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

Conveyancing fees are made up of fees and disbursements.

Disbursements are the taxes and additional costs paid out on your behalf, e.g. Stamp Duty Land Tax and Office Copies. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

Your solicitor's legal fees for buying or selling a house in Lee are fixed, which means that for a standard conveyancing transaction, your fixed fee conveyancing quote will have no additional fees

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

Conveyancing searches are enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Lee 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 Lee - what do I need to know?

Buying a leasehold property in the UK can be complex. The many potential problems awaiting the unsuspecting purchaser can include legally technical issues like sinking fund issues and onerous covenants.

A good property lawyer 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 the conveyancing for selling leasehold take longer?

Yes. Sale conveyancing for a leasehold house or flat usually takes longer.

The buyer's conveyancer will need to review this leasehold-related paperwork, such as three years' filed accounts for the property management. The time it takes the seller's conveyancer to gather this paperwork is usually the cause of these delays.

It can take a long time to gather this information if it is difficult to contact the landlord or managing agent or they are slow to respond, so the seller's solicitor ought to start this process as soon as possible.

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

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

The conveyancing for acquiring a new build property in Lee is more complicated than buying an existing property.

A conveyancer in Lee must be able to deal with things like handling equity loan schemes, ensuring that the contract is in the buyer's favour and working with warranty providers such as NHBC, Advantage HCI and Global Home Warranties.

Our award-winning team of new build conveyancing solicitors are well versed in helping buyers get the best possible 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.

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

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Lee should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

Our conveyancers are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so whether you are you are switching to a flexible mortgage with the Bank of Scotland or to a repayment mortgage with the Market Harborough Building Society, we can assist.

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