Ruislip conveyancing FAQs

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

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

Band London Borough of Hillingdon Council Tax (2018/19)
A £938.11
B £1094.46
C £1250.81
D £1407.16
E £1719.86
F £2032.56
G £2345.27
H £2814.32

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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 Ruislip conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Ruislip offer their services on an hourly rate and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

Quittance's expert solicitors work on a fixed legal fee basis, with no additional fees hidden in the small print. Your detailed quote will set out what you will pay when your house sale or purchase goes through.

If, for whatever reason, your house sale or purchase does not go ahead, you will be covered by our No Move, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm buying a house in Ruislip which property searches will I require?

The standard search pack will include:

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

Occasionally the initial search results will recommend specialist searches , for example a search.

To check the total cost of searches on a Ruislip property, use our online conveyancing costs calculator.

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

How long does conveyancing take when buying a leasehold flat in Ruislip?

Almost all flats are leasehold. There are also an estimated 1 million leasehold houses throughout the country. The legal work for leasehold property will usually take more time than a freehold house because there is more work involved and there are more parties involved.

Examples of delays might include anything from incomplete service charge accounts to out-of-date contact information for the freeholder.

Our expert leasehold conveyancing team handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month. With specialist expertise there should be far fewer delays.

Does sale conveyancing take longer for leasehold?

Compared to freehold property, yes. The legal work for selling leasehold houses or flats can result in long delays.

The buyer's conveyancer must review this leasehold-related paperwork, like a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property and an up-to-date statement of service charges. The time it takes the seller's conveyancer to source this information is commonly the source of delays.

It can take weeks to collect this information if the landlord or managing agent is slow or difficult to contact, so the seller's solicitor should commence this even before a sale has been agreed.

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

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

Yes.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Ruislip should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

Our property lawyers are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so no matter whether you are switching to a 100% mortgage with Birmingham Midshires or to a discounted-rate mortgage with the Swansea Building Society, we can assist.

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