Morden conveyancing FAQs

How much council tax must I pay for a property in London Borough of Merton?

Morden is situated in London Borough of Merton. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

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?

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

Conveyancing fees will include the solicitor's legal and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the taxes and additional costs paid out on your behalf, such as Stamp Duty Land Tax or landlord's notice fees. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

Your solicitor's legal fees for buying or selling a house in Morden are fixed, - what we quote is what you pay

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Morden property sale or purchase

Our conveyancing fees calculator gives an instant conveyancing quote with a detailed breakdown of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Morden sale or purchase.

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I'm buying a home in Morden - which searches will I need?

The search pack for a standard property includes:

  • Official or Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Regulated Water Search
  • Residential Environmental Search
  • Chancel search liability

Sometimes the location of the property will warrant specialist searches e.g. a specialist environmental search.

To find out the price of searches on a Morden move you can use our our conveyancing cost calculator.

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

I am buying a leasehold property in Morden - what do I need to know?

Purchasing a leasehold flat in the UK can be complex when compared to purchasing a freehold. The many potential traps awaiting the unsuspecting purchaser can include legally technical issues like undisclosed major works and unfair clauses in the lease.

A leasehold solicitor 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?

Is there anything to be aware of if selling a leasehold property in Morden?

The conveyancing process for a leasehold flat or house is a great deal more difficult in comparison with a freehold house.

Leasehold complexity involves additional work on the part of conveyancing solicitors in Morden, including getting the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to details of planned major works.

To reduce leasehold-related delays, It is recommended that you instruct a lawyer as soon as possible.

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

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

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

Our property lawyers are on the panel for all major lenders, so no matter whether you are changing to a 95% mortgage with the Co-operative Bank or to a variable-rate mortgage with the Furness Building Society, our remortgage team can assist.

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