Thornton Heath conveyancing FAQs

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

Thornton Heath is situated in London Borough of Croydon. Council tax bands are:

Band London Borough of Croydon Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1091.31
B £1273.19
C £1455.08
D £1636.96
E £2000.73
F £2364.50
G £2728.27
H £3273.92

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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

Are Thornton Heath conveyancing fees fixed?

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

Our panel of conveyancing solicitors work on a fixed fee basis, with no unexpected 'add-ons'. Your conveyancing quote will set out what the conveyancing fees and costs will be when your house sale or purchase completes.

If, for any reason at all, your house sale or purchase 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 buying a house in Thornton Heath - what searches do I need?

The standard search pack will include:

  • Local Authority Search
  • Residential Environmental Search
  • Water search
  • Chancel liability insurance (if required)

On occasion the location of the property will warrant additional searches , for example a flood search.

To work out how much searches will cost on a Thornton Heath purchase use our online conveyancing costs 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 Thornton Heath?

Over 90% of flats in the UK are leasehold. Leasehold houses are less common, but there are still an estimated 1 million such properties across the country. The legal work for a leasehold property can take weeks more to complete than a freehold home because leasehold transactions involve more work.

Varied factors, such as out-of-date contact information for the freeholder or slow receipt of the managing agent information, can lead to serious delays.

Our specialist leasehold solicitor team handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month, and our proactive approach means delays are less likely to occur.

Is there anything to be aware of if selling a leasehold property in Thornton Heath?

The legal work for a leasehold flat or house is significantly more specialised than it is for a freehold home.

Leasehold complexity involves additional work on the part of conveyancing solicitors in Thornton Heath, for example requesting all relevant freeholder information, through to a copy of the insurance policy.

To reduce leasehold-related delays, It is highly recommended that you instruct a property lawyer as soon as possible, and ideally before marketing the property,.

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

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Thornton Heath can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

Our property lawyers are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so whether you are you are changing to a 100% mortgage with Birmingham Midshires or to a two-year discount with the Bank of Ireland, we can help.

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