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Reigate conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in Reigate and Banstead Borough Council?

Reigate is situated in Reigate and Banstead Borough Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Reigate and Banstead Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1250.07
B £1458.42
C £1666.76
D £1875.11
E £2291.80
F £2708.49
G £3125.18
H £3750.22

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

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

Conveyancing disbursements are the taxes and additional costs incurred on behalf of a buyer or seller, for example Land Registry fees or conveyancing searches. Legal fees are for the solicitor's legal work.

Our legal fees for buying or selling a house in Reigate are fixed, - what you pay is exactly what you see in your quote.

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Reigate home move

Our online conveyancing fees calculator gives you a detailed fixed fee quote with a detailed breakdown of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Reigate sale or purchase.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm purchasing a home in Reigate - which searches will I need?

The standard pack includes:

  • Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Residential Environmental Search
  • Water search
  • Chancel search

Sometimes the location of the property will warrant specialist searches such as a British waterways search.

To see how much searches will cost on a Reigate move use our conveyancing cost calculator.

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

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

Purchasing a leasehold property in the UK can be complex. The numerous common problems awaiting the unsuspecting purchaser can include legally technical issues like and short leases.

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?

Is there anything to be aware of if selling a leasehold property in Reigate?

The legal work for a leasehold flat is much more time-consuming in comparison with a freehold house.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Reigate must carry out extra work, such as requesting all relevant freeholder information, through to looking into potential forfeiture proceedings.

To reduce leasehold-related delays, It is strongly advised that the seller instruct a Reigate conveyancing solicitor as soon as possible, preferably before putting the property on the market,.

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

Yes you will need a solicitor to handle the legal side of the remortgage.

The base rate is now at 0.1% (Jan 2021). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Reigate should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

Our conveyancing solicitors can act for most UK lenders, so no matter whether you are switching to an offset mortgage with the NatWest or to a capped-rate mortgage with Birmingham Midshires, our remortgage specialists can help.

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