Surbiton conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames?

Surbiton is situated in Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames. Council tax bands are:

Band Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1181.13
B £1377.98
C £1574.84
D £1771.69
E £2165.40
F £2559.11
G £2952.82
H £3543.38

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Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

How much stamp duty will I have to pay?

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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 Surbiton?

Conveyancing fees are made up of 2 parts: the solicitor's legal and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the taxes and additional costs incurred on your behalf, such as HM Land Registry fees or local authority searches. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

Our legal fees for buying or selling a house in Surbiton are fixed, - for a standard transaction, your fixed fee conveyancing quote will have no additional fees

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Surbiton property 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?

I'm purchasing a house in Surbiton - what searches do I need?

The standard search pack will include:

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

On occasion the results of the standard searches will necessitate additional searches e.g. a specialist environmental search.

To find out the cost of searches on a Surbiton purchase you can use our our 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 Surbiton - what do I need to know?

can be complicated. The numerous common problems lying in wait for an uninformed buyer can include legally technical issues like costly and undisclosed major works and marriage value issues.

An experienced leasehold conveyancer 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?

Could the sale of a leasehold property be delayed?

Compared to freehold property, yes. Sale conveyancing for a leasehold home usually takes longer.

The buyer's solicitor must review these documents, like a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property and three years' filed accounts for the property management. The time it takes your lawyer to source this information is commonly the source of delays.

The solicitor should get this underway even before a sale has been agreed, as the managing agent's information can take weeks to collect if it is difficult to contact the landlord or managing agent or they are slow to respond.

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

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

The conveyancing process for buying a new build property in Surbiton can be complicated compared to other types of conveyancing.

Your solicitor in Surbiton must be able to deal with things like advising on mortgage offer flexibility for delayed completion, administering Help to Buy purchases and checking new build warranties with warranty providers, including NHBC, Advantage and ACHI/Vantage.

Our specialist team of new build solicitors are well versed in representing buyers to achieve a successful transaction and working to tight developer deadlines.

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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 Surbiton - do I need a solicitor?

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Surbiton 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 tracker with the NatWest or to a flexible mortgage with the Leeds Building Society, Quittance can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender