Romford conveyancing FAQs

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

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

Band London Borough of Havering Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1105.37
B £1289.60
C £1473.83
D £1658.06
E £2026.52
F £2394.98
G £2763.43
H £3316.12

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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 Romford?

Conveyancing fees can be broken down into the solicitor's legal and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the extra third-party costs paid out on your behalf, e.g. HMLR registration fees and property searches. Legal fees are for the solicitor's legal work.

Our legal fees for buying or selling a house in Romford are fixed, which means that what you pay is exactly what you see in your quote.

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Romford property sale or purchase

Our conveyancing fees calculator can give you a comprehensive conveyancing quote with a detailed breakdown of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Romford sale or purchase.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm buying a home in Romford which property searches will I require?

The standard pack includes:

  • Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Residential Environmental Search
  • Regulated Drainage and Water Search
  • Chancel liability insurance (if required)

On occasion the solicitor will recommend further searches such as an HS2 search.

To check the price of searches on a Romford purchase, 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 Romford - what do I need to know?

Buying a leasehold property in the UK can be complex. The numerous common problems lying in wait for the unsuspecting purchaser can include legally technical issues like sinking fund issues and unreasonable lease extension premiums.

Your 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?

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

The conveyancing process for a leasehold flat (leasehold houses are uncommon) is much more difficult than it is for a freehold home.

Leasehold complexity involves additional work on the part of conveyancing solicitors in Romford, such as sourcing the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to finding out if there are any payment arrears.

So as to resolve any leasehold-related issues sooner, It is strongly advised that the vendor contact a Romford conveyancing solicitor as soon as an estate agent is chosen.

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

Yes.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Romford remortgage solicitor can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

Our conveyancers are on the panel for all major lenders, so whether you are you are moving to an interest-only mortgage with Britannia or to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Chelsea Building Society, we can assist.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender