South West London conveyancing FAQs

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

South West London is situated in London Borough of Wandsworth. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band London Borough of Wandsworth Council Tax (2018/19)
A £481.77
B £562.06
C £642.36
D £722.65
E £883.24
F £1043.83
G £1204.42
H £1445.30

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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 South West London?

Conveyancing fees are made up of 2 parts: legal fees and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the extra third-party costs incurred on behalf of a buyer or seller, for example Stamp Duty and indemnity policies. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

Our legal fees for buying or selling a house in South West London are fixed, so what we quote is exactly what you pay

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your South West London sale or purchase

Our online conveyancing fees calculator can give you a comprehensive conveyancing quote including all of the legal costs involved in buying and selling your home.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

Will I need property searches when buying a property in South West London?

Conveyancing searches are enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by South West London conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. Lenders also usually require conveyancing searches to be purchased.

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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 South West London?

Almost all flats are leasehold. Purchasing leasehold property typically takes longer than a freehold house because leasehold transactions involve more work and the landlord or managing agent are involved.

Delays in leasehold transactions could include anything from an unreachable freeholder to incomplete managing agent information.

Our specialist leasehold solicitor team handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month, and our proactive approach can mean faster conveyancing.

Could the sale of a leasehold property be delayed?

Correct, it can take much more time to conduct the conveyancing to sell a leasehold house or flat,compared to the sale of a freehold property.

The solicitor acting for the buyer will need to review this leasehold-related paperwork. These could include a current statement of service charges and management company information. Typically, delays are due to the time it takes to gather this paperwork.

It can take weeks to collect the managing agent's information if the managing agent or landlord is slow or difficult to contact, so the solicitor ought to start this process even before you have found a buyer.

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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 South West London property?

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good South West London remortgage solicitor might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

Our conveyancing team can act for most UK lenders, so no matter whether you are moving to an offset mortgage with the NatWest or to a joint mortgage with the Coventry Building Society, we can help.

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