Wimbledon conveyancing FAQs

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

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

Band London Borough of Merton Council Tax (2018/19)
A £978.71
B £1141.82
C £1304.94
D £1468.06
E £1794.30
F £2120.53
G £2446.77
H £2936.12

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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

Are Wimbledon conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Wimbledon offer their services on an hourly rate others work on a fixed fee.

Our panel of solicitors work on a fixed fee basis, with no sneaky extras. Your conveyancing quote will set out exactly what the legal fees will be when your home sale or purchase completes.

If, for any reason at all, your home sale or purchase does not go ahead, you will be covered by 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 Wimbledon?

Property searches are detailed enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Wimbledon 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 Wimbledon - 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 complications lying in wait for the unsuspecting purchaser can include legally technical issues like overpriced managing agent packs and short leases.

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?

Does a leasehold property take longer to sell?

Yes, compared to freehold conveyancing. Sale conveyancing for leasehold properties usually takes longer.

The buyer's solicitor will expect to see these documents, like management company information and three years' filed accounts for the property management. The time needed by your lawyer to get these documents together is usually the cause of these delays.

The seller's solicitor ought to start this process before a buyer has even been found, because this information can take a long time to gather if it is difficult to contact the managing agent or landlord.

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

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

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

A conveyancer in Wimbledon will need to be qualified to handle things like investigating developer incentives, confirming right of way over drains and sewers and checking new build warranties with warranty providers, including NHBC, Advantage and Checkmate.

Our highly experienced team of new build solicitors are highly experienced in working with buyers towards the best outcome 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.

I am remortgaging a property in Wimbledon - do I need a solicitor?

Yes.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Wimbledon remortgage solicitor can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

Our network of solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so whether you are you are changing to a 100% mortgage with RBS or to a joint mortgage with the Yorkshire Building Society, Quittance can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender