Orpington conveyancing FAQs

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

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

Band London Borough of Bromley Council Tax (2018/19)
A £968.47
B £1129.89
C £1291.30
D £1452.71
E £1775.53
F £2098.36
G £2421.18
H £2905.42

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

Conveyancing fees are comprised of fees and disbursements.

Disbursements are the costs payable as part of a conveyancing transaction, incurred on behalf of a buyer or seller, e.g. HMLR registration fees or landlord's notice fees. Legal fees are for the work your solicitor carries out for you.

Our fees for buying or selling a house in Orpington are fixed, meaning for a standard transaction, what we quote is exactly what you pay

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

Conveyancing searches are questions submitted to a number of authorities by Orpington conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. 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?

How long does leasehold conveyancing take?

Almost all flats are leasehold. Buying a leasehold property typically takes longer than a freehold house because leasehold transactions involve more work.

Varied factors, such as an unreachable freeholder or missing leasehold documents, can lead to serious delays.

Quittance's expert leasehold solicitors handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month. Our proactive approach means fewer obstacles.

Does sale conveyancing take longer for leasehold?

Yes, compared to freehold conveyancing. The conveyancing for selling leasehold properties typically takes longer.

The buyer's solicitor must review this leasehold-related paperwork, including a copy of the freehold property's buildings insurance. Typically, delays are due to the time needed by to source this information.

Your conveyancing solicitor should start this process as soon as possible, because these details could take several weeks to collect if it is difficult to contact the agent responsible for managing the property or they are slow to respond.

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

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

The legal work for buying a new build home in Orpington can be complicated compared to other types of conveyancing.

A conveyancing solicitor in Orpington will need to be qualified to handle things like handling the uncertainties of buying off plan, spotting incomplete agreements for roads and sewers and registering ownership with warranty providers such as NHBC Buildmark, Advantage HCI and Q Assure.

Our highly experienced team of new build conveyancers are experts in helping buyers get a successful transaction 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.

I am remortgaging a property in Orpington - 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 good Orpington remortgage solicitor might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

A network of solicitors acting for all major lenders - so no matter whether you are moving to a flexible mortgage with the HSBC or to a repayment mortgage with the Harpenden Building Society, Quittance can help.

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