Mitcham conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in London Borough of Merton?

Mitcham is situated in London Borough of Merton. Council tax bands are:

Band London Borough of Merton Council Tax (2018/19)
A £978.71
B £1141.82
C £1304.94
D £1468.06
E £1794.30
F £2120.53
G £2446.77
H £2936.12

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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

Are Mitcham conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Mitcham provide legal services on a price per hour basis others work on a fixed fee.

Our conveyancing solicitors work on a fixed legal fee basis, with no unexpected 'add-ons'. Your quote will set out what the conveyancing fees and costs will be when your house purchase or sale goes through.

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

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm purchasing a property in Mitcham which property searches will I require?

The standard pack includes:

  • Official or Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Drainage and Water Search
  • Residential Environmental Search
  • Chancel liability insurance

Occasionally the results of the standard searches will necessitate further searches , for example a commons registration search.

To work out the total cost of searches on a Mitcham move use 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 Mitcham?

The vast majority of flats are leasehold. Buying a leasehold property can take weeks more to complete than a freehold house because leasehold transactions involve more work.

Delays in leasehold transactions could include anything from out-of-date contact information for the freeholder to incomplete managing agent information.

Quittance's team of leasehold specialists complete the legal work for 100's of leasehold purchases each month, and our proactive approach can mean faster conveyancing.

What do I need to know if selling a leasehold property in Mitcham?

The conveyancing process for a leasehold flat (houses are rarely leasehold) is significantly more involved than for a more straightforward freehold house.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Mitcham will usually undertake additional work, such as obtaining an up-to-date service charge statement, through to a copy of the buildings insurance for the common parts.

In order to resolve any leasehold difficulties faster, It is recommended that the seller instruct a conveyancer as early as possible.

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

The legal work for acquiring a new build property in Mitcham can be complicated compared to other types of conveyancing.

A conveyancing solicitor in Mitcham must be able to deal with things like advising on mortgage offer flexibility for delayed completion, confirming Section 38 agreements and working with warranty providers such as NHBC Buildmark, Advantage and Castle.

Our specialist team of new build conveyancing solicitors are well versed in working with buyers towards a stress free move and working to tight developer deadlines.

Read more:

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 Mitcham - 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 Mitcham 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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