Sunbury On Thames conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in Spelthorne Borough Council?

Sunbury On Thames is situated in Spelthorne Borough Council. Council tax bands are:

Band Spelthorne Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1230.20
B £1435.23
C £1640.27
D £1845.30
E £2255.37
F £2665.43
G £3075.50
H £3690.60

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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

Can I claim stamp duty relief as a first time buyer?

Are Sunbury On Thames conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Sunbury On Thames offer services on an hourly rate others work on a fixed fee.

Quittance's conveyancing solicitors work on a fixed legal fee basis, with no sneaky extras. Your conveyancing quote will set out what the conveyancing fees and costs will be when your sale or purchase completes.

If, for whatever reason, your sale or purchase does not go ahead, you will pay no legal fees at all with our No Sale, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm buying a property in Sunbury On Thames which property searches will I require?

The standard pack includes:

  • Official or Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Drainage and Water Search
  • Environmental Search
  • Chancel search

Occasionally the solicitor will recommend specialist searches e.g. a British waterways search.

To check how much searches will cost on a Sunbury On Thames purchase, try our conveyancing cost calculator.

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

I am buying a leasehold property in Sunbury On Thames - what do I need to know?

Buying a leasehold property in the UK is significantly more complex than buying a freehold property. The many potential problems awaiting the unsuspecting buyer can include legally technical issues like and leases with fewer than 80 years to run.

A good property lawyer will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

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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?

Does a leasehold property take longer to sell?

Compared to freehold property, yes. The conveyancing for selling a leasehold property can take much longer.

The buyer's solicitor will expect to see this leasehold-related paperwork, including management company information. Delays are usually the result of the time it takes your solicitor to gather this paperwork.

Your solicitor should start this process even before you have found a buyer, as these details could take several weeks to collect if the managing agent is slow or difficult to contact.

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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 Sunbury On Thames property?

Yes.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Sunbury On Thames remortgage solicitor will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

Our property lawyers are on the panel for all major lenders, so no matter whether you are moving to a fixed-rate mortgage with Britannia or to a flexible mortgage with the Allied Irish Bank, our remortgage team can assist.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender