West Malling conveyancing FAQs

How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council?

West Malling is situated in Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1160.96
B £1354.45
C £1547.95
D £1741.44
E £2128.43
F £2515.41
G £2902.40
H £3482.88

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

Conveyancing fees can be broken down into legal fees and disbursements.

Disbursements are the taxes and additional costs incurred on your behalf, for example HM Land Registry fees and land charges. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

Our conveyancing fees for buying or selling a house in West Malling are fixed, meaning for a standard transaction, what we quote is exactly what you pay

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your West Malling home move

Our online conveyancing fees calculator gives you a detailed fixed fee quote with a comprehensive list of all fees, costs and disbursements for your West Malling sale or purchase.

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Will I need property searches when buying a property in West Malling?

Conveyancing searches are questions submitted to a number of authorities by West Malling 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 West Malling - what do I need to know?

Purchasing a leasehold house or flat requires a number of extra steps when compared to buying a freehold. The many potential problems lying in wait for an uninformed buyer can include legally technical issues like and unreasonable lease extension premiums.

Your conveyancing 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?

Does a leasehold property take longer to sell?

Compared to freehold property, yes. The legal work for selling a leasehold home can be seriously delayed.

The buyer's solicitor must review this leasehold-related paperwork. These could include three years' filed accounts for the property management and a copy of the freehold property's buildings insurance. The time needed by to get these documents together is commonly the source of delays.

It could take several weeks to collect the managing agent's information if the agent responsible for managing the property is slow or difficult to contact, so your conveyancing solicitor ought to start this process at the earliest opportunity.

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Selling a leasehold flat? What to do before going on the market

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

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

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in West Malling might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

Our property lawyers can act for most UK lenders, so whether you are you are moving to a fixed-rate mortgage with the HSBC or to a two-year discount with the Harpenden Building Society, we can assist.

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