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Loughton Conveyancing: FAQs

If you have a Loughton conveyancing question you would like answered, we can help. If your question isn't listed below, please call us on 0800 022 4108 to speak to a member of our friendly property legal team.

Buying property in Loughton

How much is the Council Tax in Epping Forest District Council in 2022?

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

Band Epping Forest Council Tax (2022/23)
A £1,282.19
B £1,495.88
C £1,709.58
D £1,923.28
E £2,350.68
F £2,778.07
G £3,205.47
H £3,846.56

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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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Selling property in Loughton

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,.

Remortgaging in Loughton

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 1.25% (June 2022). 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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Transferring equity in Loughton

Can Quittance help with a transfer of equity on my Loughton property?

When one or more joint owners of a property transfers (gifts or sells) their share in a property, this is called a 'transfer of equity'. A solicitor can carry out the legal process for a transfer of equity, register the new owner(s) of the property and take care of any Stamp Duty paperwork. Your conveyancing solicitor can complete the process for a fixed fee.

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Comparing Conveyancing Quotes in Loughton

What's the difference between fees and disbursements?

Legal fees are paid to your solicitor or licensed conveyancer for completing the legal work, including the leasehold fee and mortgage fee.

Disbursements are third-party costs, such as HMLR registration and Telegraphic Transfer (TT) fee.

How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2022?

To properly compare Loughton conveyancing quotes, you must be aware of potential additional charges and hidden fees that could significantly increase the cost of your home move.

Our market research, carried out in July, 2022, shows the true cost of conveyancing varies considerably between solicitors.

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General Loughton property lawyers FAQs

Are Loughton conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Loughton offer their services on a price per hour basis.

Some 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 a No Move, No Fee guarantee.

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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.

How we can help you

If you are buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity in a property in Loughton and need an expert conveyancing solicitor, we can take care of the legal side of your move.

We work with a panel of specialist conveyancing solicitors to deliver a stress-free moving experience.

  • No Move, No Fee Guarantee
  • Fixed fee conveyancing service
  • Loughton experts
  • CQS-accredited panel solicitors
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