Richmond Upon Thames conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in London Borough of Richmond upon Thames?

Richmond Upon Thames is situated in London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band London Borough of Richmond upon Thames Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1137.96
B £1327.62
C £1517.28
D £1706.94
E £2086.26
F £2465.58
G £2844.90
H £3413.88

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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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Read more about stamp duty:

What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

Can I claim stamp duty relief as a first time buyer?

Are Richmond Upon Thames conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Richmond Upon Thames offer services on a price per hour basis others work on a fixed fee.

Quittance's conveyancing solicitors work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no nasty surprises. Your quote will set out what you will pay when your move goes through.

If, for whatever reason, your move does not go ahead, you will pay no legal fees at all with our No Move, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm purchasing a property in Richmond Upon Thames which property searches will I require?

The standard pack includes:

  • Local Authority Search
  • Regulated Drainage and Water Search
  • Environmental Search
  • Chancel liability insurance

On occasion the results of the standard searches will necessitate additional searches , for example a commons registration search.

To find out the total cost of searches on a Richmond Upon Thames house or flat, try our conveyancing 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 Richmond Upon Thames - what do I need to know?

Buying a leasehold property in England or Wales requires a number of extra steps when compared to buying a freehold. The many potential complications awaiting an uninformed purchaser can include legally technical issues like sinking fund issues and unreasonable lease extension premiums.

Your conveyancing 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?

Does sale conveyancing take longer for leasehold?

Yes, that's correct, it can take much more time to carry out the legal work to sell leasehold houses or flats when compared to conveyancing on a freehold house.

The solicitor acting for the buyer will need to review several leasehold-related documents. These could include an up-to-date statement of service charges and a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property. Delays are usually the result of the time needed by the seller's conveyancer to source this information.

Your solicitor should get this underway even before a sale has been agreed, because this paperwork can take weeks to collect if it is difficult to contact the managing agent or landlord.

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

Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Richmond Upon Thames property?

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Richmond Upon Thames remortgage solicitor will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

Our property solicitors can act for most UK lenders, so whether you are you are moving to a flexible mortgage with RBS or to a discounted-rate mortgage with the Leeds Building Society, Quittance can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender