Weybridge conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in Elmbridge Borough Council?

Weybridge is situated in Elmbridge Borough Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Elmbridge Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1242.41
B £1449.48
C £1656.55
D £1863.62
E £2277.76
F £2691.90
G £3106.03
H £3727.24

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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

Can I claim stamp duty relief as a first time buyer?

Are Weybridge conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Weybridge provide legal services on an hourly rate and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

Your expert solicitor will work on a fixed legal fee basis, with no nasty surprises. Your detailed quote will explain in detail what the conveyancing fees and costs will be when your house purchase or sale goes through.

If, for whatever reason, your house purchase or sale does not go ahead, you will pay no legal fees at all with our No Move, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

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

Searches are enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Weybridge 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?

How long does leasehold conveyancing take?

The vast majority of flats are leasehold. Although much less common, there are also around 1 million leasehold houses nationwide. The legal work for leasehold property will usually take more time than a freehold home because leasehold transactions involve more work and the freeholder and/or managing agent are also involved.

Examples of delays might include anything from slow receipt of the managing agent information to an absent freeholder.

Quittance's team of leasehold specialists complete the legal work for 100's of leasehold purchases each month. With specialist expertise there should be far fewer delays.

Could the sale of a leasehold property be delayed?

Yes. The conveyancing for selling a leasehold house or flat can take much longer.

The buyer's conveyancer must review several leasehold-related documents, like a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property and details of any breaches by other leaseholders. The time needed by to source this information is usually the cause of these delays.

It could take several weeks to collect the managing agent's information if it is difficult to contact the managing agent or landlord, so the seller's solicitor should commence this 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 Weybridge property?

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Weybridge could save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate by completing the conveyancing quickly.

Our conveyancing team can act for most UK lenders, so no matter whether you are moving to a variable-rate with Bradford & Bingley or to a flexible mortgage with the Furness Building Society, Quittance can help.

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