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Identified in the London Plan as one of 35 major centres in Greater London, Wandsworth Town is a district of south London within the London Borough of Wandsworth. The borough also includes Clapham, Putney, Battersea and Tooting.

Following recent regeneration to the former wharf area, Wandsworth's river front is now lined with new apartment blocks, bars and restaurants. Away from the river, areas of housing are interspersed with green commons, the largest of which are Clapham Common and Wandsworth Common.

Property prices in these attractive areas are buoyant, due to their popularity with young professionals and easy access to the City via Northern Line tube stations.

Wandsworth conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in London Borough of Wandsworth?

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

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

Conveyancing fees will include fees and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the extra third-party costs paid out on your behalf, such as Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) and property searches. Legal fees are for the solicitor's legal work.

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

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Wandsworth home move

Our conveyancing fees calculator can give you a comprehensive conveyancing quote with a comprehensive list of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Wandsworth sale or purchase.

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I'm purchasing a property in Wandsworth - which searches will I need?

The standard search pack will include:

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

Occasionally the initial search results will recommend additional searches , for example a commons registration search.

To work out the cost of searches on a Wandsworth move use our conveyancing calculator.

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How long does leasehold conveyancing take?

Almost all flats are leasehold. There are also an estimated 1 million leasehold houses throughout the country. Purchasing a leasehold home can take weeks longer than freehold property as leasehold transactions involve more work and the landlord or managing agent are involved.

Causes of numerous delays can range from missing leasehold documents to an unreachable freeholder.

Quittance's expert leasehold solicitors complete the legal work for 100's of leasehold purchases each month. Our proactive approach means fewer obstacles.

What do I need to know if selling a leasehold property in Wandsworth?

Conveyancing for a leasehold flat (leasehold houses are rare) is much more complex than for a freehold house.

The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in Wandsworth must carry out extra work, and this could include requesting an up-to-date service charge statement, through to finding out if there are any payment arrears.

To reduce leasehold-related delays, It is strongly advised that the seller instruct a Wandsworth conveyancing solicitor as soon as an estate agent is chosen.

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

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.1% (Jan 2021). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Wandsworth should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

Our conveyancing solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so whether you are you are changing to a variable-rate with the Nationwide Building Society or to a repayment mortgage with the Coventry Building Society, our remortgage specialists can help.

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