New Addington conveyancing FAQs

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

New Addington is situated in London Borough of Croydon. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band London Borough of Croydon Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1091.31
B £1273.19
C £1455.08
D £1636.96
E £2000.73
F £2364.50
G £2728.27
H £3273.92

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

Conveyancing fees are made up of legal fees and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the third-party costs incurred on your behalf, for example Stamp Duty Land Tax or management company information. Legal fees are for the solicitor's legal work.

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

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your New Addington property sale or purchase

Our conveyancing fees calculator gives you a detailed fixed fee quote with a detailed breakdown of all fees, costs and disbursements for your New Addington sale or purchase.

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I'm purchasing a home in New Addington which property searches will I require?

The standard pack includes:

  • Local Authority Search
  • Environmental Search
  • Drainage and Water Search
  • Chancel search

Sometimes the initial search results will recommend additional searches such as a mining search.

To work out how much searches will cost on a New Addington house or flat try our 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 New Addington - what do I need to know?

can be complex. The numerous common 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 a leasehold property take longer to sell?

Correct, it can take considerably longer to complete the legal work on a leasehold property, compared to freehold conveyancing.

The solicitor acting for the buyer will expect to see these documents. These could include an up-to-date statement of service charges and a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property. Delays are usually caused by the time needed by the solicitor to get these documents together.

It can take a long time to gather the managing agent's information if it is difficult to contact the managing agent or they are slow to respond, so your conveyancing solicitor ought to start this process before a buyer has even been found.

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

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

The legal work for buying a new build home in New Addington is more complicated than buying an existing property.

A property lawyer in New Addington will need to be qualified to handle things like ensuring that new build mortgage conditions are met, working to builders' exchange timelines and working with warranty providers such as NHBC, Advantage HCI and BOPAS.

Our highly experienced team of new build solicitors are highly experienced in representing buyers to achieve the best 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.

Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my New Addington property?

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

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in New Addington can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

Our conveyancing team are on the panel for all major lenders, so no matter whether you are changing to a tracker with the NatWest or to a discounted-rate mortgage with the Leeds Building Society, our remortgage specialists can help.

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