Staines conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in Runnymede Borough Council?

Staines is situated in Runnymede Borough Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band Runnymede Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1204.97
B £1405.79
C £1606.62
D £1807.45
E £2209.11
F £2610.76
G £3012.42
H £3614.90

Read more:

Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

How much stamp duty will I have to pay?

£

Read more about stamp duty:

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 Staines?

Conveyancing fees will include fees and disbursements.

Disbursements are the costs payable as part of a conveyancing transaction, paid out on your behalf, e.g. HM Land Registry fees or landlord's notice fees. Legal fees are for the solicitor's legal work.

Our conveyancing fees for buying or selling a house in Staines are fixed, which means that for a standard conveyancing transaction, your fixed fee conveyancing quote will have no nasty surprises

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Staines home move

Our conveyancing fees calculator gives an instant conveyancing quote including all of the legal costs involved in buying and selling your home.

Calculate my conveyancing fees with our conveyancing fee calculator

Read more:

How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm purchasing a home in Staines which property searches will I require?

The standard search pack will include:

  • Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Water search
  • Environmental Search
  • Chancel liability insurance

On occasion the solicitor will recommend further searches such as a flood search.

To see how much searches will cost on a Staines house or flat, try our calculator.

Read more:

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

I am buying a leasehold property in Staines - what do I need to know?

Purchasing a leasehold house or flat requires a number of extra steps when compared to buying a freehold. The numerous common problems lying in wait for an uninformed purchaser can include legally technical issues like and unfair clauses in the lease.

Your conveyancing solicitor will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

Read more:

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?

Could the sale of a leasehold property be delayed?

Yes, compared to freehold conveyancing. The legal work for selling leasehold houses or flats typically takes longer.

The buyer's solicitor will need to review this leasehold-related paperwork, such as an up-to-date statement of service charges. Delays are usually caused by the time it takes the solicitor to get these documents together.

The solicitor should start this process at the earliest opportunity, as the managing agent's information can take weeks to collect if the landlord or managing agent is slow or difficult to contact.

Read more:

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

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

The conveyancing for purchasing a new build in Staines is more complicated than buying an existing property.

A good solicitor in Staines will need to be qualified to handle things like dealing with fast exchange timeframes, working to builders' exchange timelines and checking new build warranties with warranty providers, including NHBC Buildmark, Advantage and Foundation.

Our specialist team of new build solicitors are well versed in representing buyers to achieve a successful transaction 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.

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

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Staines remortgage solicitor can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

Our network of solicitors are on the panel for all major lenders, so no matter whether you are switching to a lifetime tracker mortgage with the Bank of Scotland or to a joint mortgage with the Hinckley and Rugby Building Society, our remortgage specialists can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender