Sidcup conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in London Borough of Bexley?

Sidcup is situated in London Borough of Bexley. Council tax bands are:

Band London Borough of Bexley Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1058.69
B £1235.14
C £1411.59
D £1588.04
E £1940.94
F £2293.84
G £2646.73
H £3176.08

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

Conveyancing fees include the conveyancer's legal fees and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the taxes and additional costs incurred on behalf of a buyer or seller, for example Stamp Duty Land Tax or local authority searches. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

Your solicitor's legal fees for buying or selling a house in Sidcup are fixed, which means that for a standard conveyancing transaction, your fixed fee conveyancing quote will have no sneaky additional fees

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Will I need property searches when buying a property in Sidcup?

Searches are enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Sidcup conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. Mortgage lenders also usually require conveyancing searches to be purchased.

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How long does leasehold conveyancing take?

Almost every flat in the UK is leasehold. Although much less common, there are also around 1 million leasehold houses nationwide. The legal work for a leasehold flat can take weeks more to complete than a freehold property because there is more work involved.

Causes of numerous delays can range from slow delivery of managing agents' documents to absent freeholders.

Quittance's expert leasehold solicitors 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 Sidcup?

The legal work for a leasehold flat or house is much more complicated than for a freehold property.

The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in Sidcup will usually undertake additional legal work, such as getting an up-to-date service charge statement, through to looking into potential forfeiture proceedings.

To reduce leasehold-related delays, It is strongly advised that the seller instruct a Sidcup conveyancing solicitor as soon as the decision is made to sell.

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

Yes.

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Sidcup remortgage solicitor should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

Our property lawyers are on the panel for all major lenders, so no matter whether you are changing to an offset mortgage with the Co-operative Bank or to a joint mortgage with the Market Harborough Building Society, we can assist.

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