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Created by merging the former Essex county boroughs of East and West Ham, the London Borough of Newham lies 8 km east of the City of London. The major centre within the borough is Stratford, which received major investment prior to the London Olympics in 2012.

Stratford is now East London's primary retail, cultural and leisure centre, with the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park including the London stadium and London Aquatic Centre as well as parklands, waterways, playgrounds and cafes.

Newham has also become the second most significant business location (after Canary Wharf) in the east of the capital. Ongoing regeneration will ensure the area continues to thrive.

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Newham conveyancing FAQs

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

Newham is situated in London Borough of Newham. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band London Borough of Newham Council Tax (2018/19)
A £839.18
B £979.04
C £1118.91
D £1258.77
E £1538.50
F £1818.22
G £2097.95
H £2517.54

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Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

How much stamp duty will I have to pay?

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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 Newham?

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

Disbursements are the third-party costs incurred on your behalf, e.g. Land Registry fees or land charges. Legal fees are for the solicitor's legal work.

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

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Newham 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 Newham sale or purchase.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

Will I need property searches when buying a property in Newham?

Property searches are questions submitted to a number of authorities by Newham conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. Mortgage lenders also usually require conveyancing searches to be purchased.

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

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

Purchasing a leasehold house or flat can be complex. The numerous common problems awaiting the unsuspecting buyer can include legally technical issues like incomplete management company accounts and freeholds sold without first refusal to leaseholders.

A specialist 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?

I am selling a leasehold property in Newham - what do I need to know?

The conveyancing process for a leasehold property is a great deal more difficult than it is for a freehold home.

Leasehold complexity involves additional tasks on the part of conveyancing solicitors in Newham, such as collating an up-to-date service charge statement, through to details of planned major works.

To reduce leasehold-related delays, It is highly recommended that the vendor contact a conveyancer as soon as the property is marketed, if not before,.

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

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 Newham will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

Quittance's solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so no matter whether you are switching to an interest-only mortgage with Britannia or to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Barnsley Building Society, our remortgage team can assist.

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