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The London Borough of Waltham Forest lies to the north east of central and includes the former county boroughs of Leyton, Walthamstow and Chingford. It has a wide range of housing, from urban in its southern area, to more rural in the north of the borough.

As one of the host boroughs of the 2012 London Olympics, Waltham Forest is home to the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre and part of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Close to Epping Forest and the parkland and marshes of the Lea Valley, the districts are also well served with public transport links into central London, making the borough popular with commuters.

Waltham Forest conveyancing FAQs

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

Waltham Forest is situated in London Borough of Waltham Forest. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Waltham Forest Council Tax (2021/22)
A £1,173.54
B £1,369.13
C £1,564.72
D £1,760.31
E £2,151.49
F £2,542.67
G £2,933.85
H £3,520.62

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How much are conveyancing fees for buying or selling a home in Waltham Forest?

Conveyancing fees are made up of fees and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the third-party costs incurred on your behalf, such as HMLR registration fees and landlord fees. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

Our conveyancing fees for buying or selling a house in Waltham Forest are fixed, so for a standard transaction, your fixed fee conveyancing quote will have no additional fees

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Waltham Forest home move

Our conveyancing fees calculator gives an instant conveyancing quote with a detailed breakdown of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Waltham Forest sale or purchase.

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Will I need property searches when buying a property in Waltham Forest?

Conveyancing searches are enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Waltham Forest 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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How long does leasehold conveyancing take?

Over 90% of flats in the UK are leasehold. Buying a leasehold flat can take weeks more to complete than a freehold property because there is more to prepare and there is greater complexity.

Examples of delays might include anything from incomplete managing agent information to an unreachable freeholder.

Quittance's team of leasehold specialists 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 Waltham Forest?

The conveyancing process for a leasehold flat or house is much more protracted than for a freehold house.

The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in Waltham Forest must undertake extra work, including requesting the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to a copy of the insurance policy.

In order to resolve any leasehold delays faster, It is highly recommended that the seller instruct a property lawyer as early in the process as possible, preferably before putting the property on the market,.

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


The base rate is now at 0.1% (Jan 2021). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Waltham Forest might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

Conveyancing solicitors on the panel for all major lenders - so whether you are you are moving to a variable-rate with the NatWest or to a discounted-rate mortgage with the Monmouthshire Building Society, our remortgage specialists can help.

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Can Quittance help with a transfer of equity on my Waltham Forest home?

Transferring equity in a home can be complicated. A solicitor specialising in equity transfers will advise you on the right approach, and can handle the legal work for the transfer (including any stamp duty formalities). To discuss your proposed transfer of equity, speak to one of our experts today. You can get a fixed transfer of equity quote online.

How can Quittance help?

If you are buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity in a property in Waltham Forest, our panel of expert conveyancing solicitors can help.

We aim to deliver a stress-free moving experience. We focus on proactive communication to help drive your sale or purchase forwards.

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