Southall conveyancing FAQs

How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in London Borough of Ealing?

Southall is situated in London Borough of Ealing. Council tax bands are:

Band London Borough of Ealing Council Tax (2018/19)
A £960.08
B £1120.09
C £1280.11
D £1440.12
E £1760.15
F £2080.17
G £2400.20
H £2880.24

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Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

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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 Southall conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Southall offer their services on an hourly basis others work on a fixed fee.

Quittance's solicitors work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no additional fees hidden in the small print. Your conveyancing quote will set out exactly what the fees and disbursements will be when your property transaction goes through.

If, for any reason at all, your property transaction does not go ahead, you are covered by our No Sale, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm purchasing a property in Southall - which searches will I need?

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 such as a specialist environmental search.

To find out the price of searches on a Southall purchase, use our calculator.

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

How long does leasehold conveyancing take in Southall?

Over 90% of flats in the UK are leasehold. Purchasing leasehold property can take weeks longer than a freehold home because there is more work involved.

Examples of delays might include anything from incomplete service charge accounts to an unreachable freeholder.

Quittance's team of leasehold specialists complete the legal work for 100's of leasehold purchases each month, and our proactive approach means delays are less likely to occur.

Does a leasehold property take longer to sell?

Correct, it can take much longer to carry out the legal work to sell a leasehold home, compared to freehold conveyancing.

The buyer's solicitor will expect to see these documents, like a copy of the freehold property's buildings insurance and an up-to-date statement of service charges. The time needed by to gather this paperwork is commonly the source of delays.

It can take a long time to gather this paperwork if it is difficult to contact the agent responsible for managing the property or they are slow to respond, so your lawyer should start this process as soon as possible.

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

I am buying a new build property in Southall - what do I need to know?

The conveyancing process for buying a new build home in Southall .

A property lawyer in Southall must be able to deal with things like dealing with fast exchange timeframes, checking planning conditions have been fulfilled and registering ownership with warranty providers, including NHBC Buildmark, Advantage HCI and Ward Cole.

Our highly experienced team of new build solicitors are experts in representing buyers to achieve the best possible outcome and working to tight developer deadlines.

Read more:

Buying a new build property off plan - what you need to know.

What you need to check before buying a new build home.

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

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

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

Quittance's solicitors can act for most UK lenders, so whether you are you are switching to a 95% mortgage with the Co-operative Bank or to a long-term fixed mortgage with the Harpenden Building Society, we can assist.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender