New Malden conveyancing FAQs

How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames?

New Malden is situated in Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1181.13
B £1377.98
C £1574.84
D £1771.69
E £2165.40
F £2559.11
G £2952.82
H £3543.38

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Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

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Read more about stamp duty:

What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

Are New Malden conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in New Malden provide legal services on a price per hour basis and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

Quittance's property lawyers work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no nasty surprises. Your conveyancing quote will set out what the conveyancing fees and costs will be when your house purchase or sale completes.

If, for whatever reason, your house purchase or sale does not go ahead, you will pay no legal fees at all with our No Move, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm buying a property in New Malden which property searches will I require?

The standard pack includes:

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

On occasion the solicitor will recommend specialist searches such as a radon gas search.

To check the total cost of searches on a New Malden purchase, 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 Malden - what do I need to know?

Buying a leasehold property in England or Wales requires a number of extra steps when compared to buying a freehold. The many potential traps lying in wait for the unsuspecting purchaser can include legally technical issues like sinking fund issues and onerous clauses in the lease.

Your conveyancing 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 New Malden?

The conveyancing process for a leasehold flat or house is much more protracted than for a freehold house.

The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in New Malden must undertake extra work, including requesting the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to a copy of the insurance policy.

In order to resolve any leasehold delays faster, It is highly recommended that the seller instruct a property lawyer as early in the process as possible, preferably before putting the property on the market,.

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

The conveyancing process for purchasing a new build in New Malden can be complicated compared to other types of conveyancing.

A conveyancer in New Malden must be able to deal with things like handling structural guarantees, investigating issues with drains and roads that serve the property and working with warranty providers such as NHBC Buildmark, Advantage HCI and Capital Warranties.

Our highly experienced team of new build conveyancers are well versed in helping buyers get a stress free move 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 Malden property?

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 New Malden might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

Our conveyancers are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so whether you are you are changing to a 95% mortgage with Britannia or to a discounted-rate mortgage with the Buckinghamshire Building Society, our remortgage specialists can help.

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