Local information

The London Borough of Redbridge, which includes Ilford, Woodford and Wanstead has the best levels of life satisfaction in the capital according to ONS data. A great sense of community, excellent schools, green spaces and parks, help to make Redbridge borough a good place to live.

There are great transport links into Central London, with the planned arrival of Crossrail in December 2019, attracting new residents to Ilford in particular.

Family house prices range from in excess of £800,000 in Wanstead Flats to a more affordable £450,000 in the bustling, friendly Gants Hill and Seven Kings areas.

Redbridge conveyancing FAQs

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

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

Band London Borough of Redbridge Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1033.32
B £1205.54
C £1377.76
D £1549.98
E £1894.42
F £2238.86
G £2583.30
H £3099.96

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

Conveyancing fees are comprised of fees and disbursements.

Disbursements are the costs payable as part of a conveyancing transaction, incurred on your behalf, such as HM Land Registry fees or freeholder fees. Legal fees are for the solicitor's legal work.

Our legal fees for buying or selling a house in Redbridge are fixed, which means that for a standard transaction, your fixed fee conveyancing quote will have no nasty surprises

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Redbridge sale or purchase

Our online conveyancing fees calculator can give you a comprehensive conveyancing quote with a comprehensive list of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Redbridge sale or purchase.

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I'm purchasing a property in Redbridge - what searches do I need?

The standard search pack will include:

  • Official or Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Residential Environmental Search
  • Drainage and Water Search
  • Chancel search liability

On occasion the location of the property will warrant specialist searches , for example a radon gas search.

To work out the total cost of searches on a Redbridge purchase, use our online conveyancing costs calculator.

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How long does the conveyancing on a leasehold property take

The vast majority of flats are leasehold. Leasehold houses are less common, but there are still an estimated 1 million such properties across the country. Purchasing leasehold property can take weeks longer than a freehold home because leasehold transactions involve more work.

Examples of delays might include anything from incomplete service charge accounts to uncontactable landlords.

Our specialist leasehold solicitor team handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month, and our proactive approach can mean faster conveyancing.

What do I need to know if selling a leasehold property in Redbridge?

The conveyancing process for a leasehold flat is much more protracted in comparison with a freehold house.

Leasehold complexity involves additional tasks on the part of conveyancing solicitors in Redbridge, including collating all relevant freeholder information, through to a copy of the service charge budget for the current year.

To help mitigate the delays involved in selling a leasehold property, It is highly recommended that you instruct a conveyancer as early in the process as possible, and potentially before marketing the property,.

Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Redbridge property?

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Redbridge 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 changing to a variable-rate with the Co-operative Bank or to a flexible mortgage with Birmingham Midshires, we can assist.

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