Loughton conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in Epping Forest District Council?

Loughton is situated in Epping Forest District Council. Council tax bands are:

Band Epping Forest District Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1119.07
B £1305.58
C £1492.09
D £1678.60
E £2051.62
F £2424.64
G £2797.67
H £3357.20

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Are Loughton conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Loughton offer their services on a price per hour basis others work on a fixed fee.

Quittance's solicitors work on a fixed legal fee basis, with no sneaky extras. Your conveyancing quote will set out what the fees and disbursements will be when your house sale or purchase completes.

If, for whatever reason, your house sale or purchase does not go ahead, you have the peace of mind of our No Move, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

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

Conveyancing searches are enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Loughton 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?

How long does leasehold conveyancing take in Loughton?

Almost all flats are leasehold. Leasehold houses are less common, but there are still an estimated 1 million such properties across the country. Purchasing a leasehold home typically takes longer than a freehold property because there is more work involved.

Delays in leasehold transactions could include anything from absent freeholders to missing leasehold documents.

Our expert leasehold conveyancing team look after hundreds of leasehold clients every month, and our proactive approach can mean faster conveyancing.

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

Conveyancing for a leasehold flat (leasehold houses are not common) is a great deal more technical than for a freehold house.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Loughton will usually undertake additional tasks, for example collating all relevant freeholder information, through to a copy of the lease.

To help mitigate the delays involved in selling a leasehold house or flat, It is highly recommended that you instruct a conveyancer as early in the process as possible, potentially before putting the property on the market,.

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

Yes you will need a solicitor to handle the legal side of the remortgage.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Loughton remortgage solicitor might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

Property solicitors on the panel for all major lenders - so no matter whether you are changing to an interest-only mortgage with Santander or to a repayment mortgage with the Barnsley Building Society, we can assist.

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