New Malden conveyancing FAQs
How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames in 2021?
New Malden is situated in Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames. Council tax bands are as follows:
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Are New Malden conveyancing fees fixed?
Some conveyancing solicitors in New Malden provide legal services on a price per hour basis.
Some 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 a No Move, No Fee guarantee.
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.
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.
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.
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 0.1% (Apr 2021). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in New Malden might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.
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, a remortgage specialist can help.
Will I need a solicitor to transfer equity in my New Malden home?
Changing the legal ownership structure of a property is known as a 'transfer of equity'. An owner (or owners) of a property may wish to transfer equity in a property for a number of reasons, including:
- Gifting a property to a child or relative, perhaps for tax planning reasons.
- Transferring a property into joint names after a marriage or civil partnership.
- Transferring a jointly owned property into a sole name following a divorce or separation.
Your next step
If you are buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity in a property in New Malden, we can help you find an expert conveyancing solicitor.
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
- New Malden experts
- CQS-accredited panel solicitors
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Frequently asked questions:
- How do I speed up the conveyancing process?
- How much Stamp Duty (SDLT) will I need to pay in 2021?
- Why do I need to check my conveyancer's lender panel status before instructing?
- What do buyers need to know about conveyancing in 2021?
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