Purley conveyancing FAQs

How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in London Borough of Croydon?

Purley is situated in London Borough of Croydon. Council tax bands are:

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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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 Purley?

Conveyancing fees are made up of 2 parts: the solicitor's legal and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the extra third-party costs incurred on your behalf, such as Land Registry fees or searches. Legal fees are for the work our solicitors carry out for you.

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

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Purley move

Our online conveyancing fees calculator gives you a detailed fixed fee quote including all of the legal costs involved in buying and selling your home.

Calculate my conveyancing fees with our conveyancing fee calculator

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm purchasing a house in Purley - which searches will I need?

The standard pack includes:

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

On occasion the initial search results will recommend additional searches , for example an HS2 search.

To check the total cost of searches on a Purley property use our conveyancing cost calculator.

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

How long does leasehold conveyancing take in Purley?

Over 90% of flats in the UK are leasehold. Buying leasehold property can take weeks more to complete than freehold property because leasehold transactions involve more work and the freeholder and/or managing agent are also involved.

Examples of delays might include anything from slow receipt of the managing agent information to uncontactable landlords.

Quittance's expert leasehold solicitors complete the legal work for 100's of leasehold purchases each month, and our proactive approach can mean faster conveyancing.

Does the conveyancing for selling leasehold take longer?

Yes, compared to freehold conveyancing. The conveyancing for selling a leasehold property can result in long delays.

The buyer's conveyancer will want to see this leasehold-related paperwork, like a copy of the freehold property's buildings insurance and three years' filed accounts for the property management. Typically, delays are due to the time it takes the seller's conveyancer to get these documents together.

The solicitor should commence this at the earliest opportunity, because this paperwork can take a long time to gather if it is difficult to contact the managing agent or they are slow to respond.

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

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

Yes.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Purley should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

Our property lawyers can act for most UK lenders, so whether you are you are changing to a tracker with the Royal Bank of Scotland or to a variable-rate mortgage with Birmingham Midshires, Quittance can help.

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