Tooting conveyancing FAQs

How much council tax must I pay for a property in London Borough of Wandsworth?

Tooting is situated in London Borough of Wandsworth. Council tax bands are:

Band London Borough of Wandsworth Council Tax (2018/19)
A £481.77
B £562.06
C £642.36
D £722.65
E £883.24
F £1043.83
G £1204.42
H £1445.30

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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 Tooting?

Conveyancing fees can be broken down into the solicitor's legal and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the costs payable as part of a conveyancing transaction, paid out on your behalf, e.g. Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) and leasehold management packs. Legal fees are for the work your solicitor carries out for you.

Your solicitor's legal fees for buying or selling a house in Tooting are fixed, so for a standard transaction, what we quote is exactly what you pay

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Our online conveyancing fees calculator gives an instant conveyancing quote with a comprehensive list of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Tooting sale or purchase.

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I'm buying a home in Tooting which property searches will I require?

The search pack for a standard property includes:

  • Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Regulated Drainage and Water Search
  • Environmental Search
  • Chancel liability insurance (if required)

Occasionally the initial search results will recommend further searches , for example a radon gas search.

To check the price of searches on a Tooting property try our conveyancing calculator.

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

How long does leasehold conveyancing take?

Almost all flats are leasehold. Although much less common, there are also around 1 million leasehold houses nationwide. The legal work for a leasehold home can take weeks more to complete than a freehold home as there is more to prepare and the freeholder and/or managing agent are also involved.

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

Quittance's expert leasehold solicitors complete the legal work for 100's of leasehold purchases each 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 Tooting?

The legal work for a leasehold flat is significantly more technical than for a more straightforward freehold house.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Tooting will usually undertake additional tasks, including collating all relevant freeholder information, through to a copy of the service charge budget for the current year (and any anticipated payments on account).

To help mitigate the delays involved in selling a leasehold property, It is strongly advised that the vendor contact a property lawyer as soon as possible.

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

The conveyancing process for purchasing a new build home in Tooting can be complicated compared to other types of conveyancing.

A good solicitor in Tooting must be able to deal with things like checking new build mortgage procedures are followed, spotting incomplete agreements for roads and sewers and checking new build warranties with warranty providers such as NHBC, Advantage and Q Assure.

Our highly experienced team of new build conveyancers are highly experienced in helping buyers get 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.

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

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Tooting remortgage solicitor will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

Our property solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so whether you are you are moving to a lifetime tracker mortgage with the Co-operative Bank or to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Leeds Building Society, Quittance can help.

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