Twickenham conveyancing FAQs

How much council tax must I pay for a property in London Borough of Richmond upon Thames?

Twickenham is situated in London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band London Borough of Richmond upon Thames Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1137.96
B £1327.62
C £1517.28
D £1706.94
E £2086.26
F £2465.58
G £2844.90
H £3413.88

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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 Twickenham?

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

Conveyancing disbursements are the costs payable as part of a conveyancing transaction, paid out on your behalf, such as HM Land Registry fees and freeholder fees. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

Our conveyancing fees for buying or selling a house in Twickenham are fixed, so for a standard conveyancing transaction, what you pay is exactly what you see in your quote.

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Twickenham move

Our 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?

Will I need property searches when buying a property in Twickenham?

Conveyancing searches are detailed questions submitted to a number of authorities by Twickenham conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. Mortgage lenders also usually require conveyancing searches to be purchased.

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

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

Purchasing a leasehold flat in the UK can be complex. The many potential complications awaiting an uninformed buyer can include legally technical issues like and onerous clauses in the lease.

Your solicitor 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?

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

The conveyancing process for a leasehold flat (leasehold houses are uncommon) is much more complex than for a more straightforward freehold house.

The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in Twickenham will need to conduct additional work, such as obtaining all relevant freeholder information, through to finding out if there are any payment arrears.

To reduce leasehold-related delays, It is strongly advised that the seller instruct a property lawyer as soon as is practicable.

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

The conveyancing for buying a new build property in Twickenham is often more complex than other types of conveyancing.

An experienced solicitor in Twickenham will need to be qualified to handle things like handling unreasonable delays, investigating issues with drains and roads that serve the property and working with warranty providers, including NHBC Buildmark, Advantage and ACHI.

Our specialist team of new build conveyancing solicitors are well versed in helping buyers get a stress free move 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 Twickenham property?

Yes you will need a solicitor to handle the legal side of the remortgage.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Twickenham might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

Our conveyancing solicitors are on the panel for all major lenders, so whether you are you are moving to an interest-only mortgage with the Nationwide Building Society or to a capped-rate mortgage with the Darlington Building Society, our remortgage specialists can help.

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