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Conveyancing In Whitechapel Q & A's

We are concerned about council tax charges on a terraced property in Whitechapel, how much are they?

In general, the conveyancer's title report should include the Tower Hamlets council tax band. Up-to-date rates for properties in Whitechapel are detailed online at the Tower Hamlets local authority site. At the time of authoring on 13/08/2012 the rates are:

  • Band A - £795.00
  • Band B - £927.00
  • Band C - £1,060.00
  • Band D - £1,192.00
  • Band E - £1,457.00
  • Band F - £1,722.00
  • Band G - £1,987.00
  • Band H - £2,384.00

We have had a conveyancing quote from you. May I need to pay any hidden charges?

Regrettably, hidden fees are not uncommon in conveyancing. Homeward Legal do not hide any extra, hidden charges. Some solicitors' firms will give a low estimate, not an accurate quote. The final bill you receive may be much more.

Is there a checklist for buyers or sellers helping to decide what’s most important?

The process of buying and selling is a complex one, so it’s helpful for your research to have checklists to ensure nothing is forgotten. There are several online resources with checklists for individual aspects of the moving process, including what to consider as a first-time buyer, help to buy schemes, removals, speeding up conveyancing and so on.

When it comes to deciding what you want for your new home to help you narrow down the choice of locations and types of property available, this is largely down to personal choice, so a standardised checklist might limit your requirements. You can talk to an estate agent about what you want as they will have the experience to narrow down your options. However, you need to consider the size of the property (number of rooms, bathroom facilities, bedrooms, etc.), size of garden, proximity to public transport links, noise, entertainment options (e.g. cinema, pub, eateries, etc.), access to off-road parking, schools, speed of broadband, and so on. Consider making a list of what the property must have and an associated wish list so that likely compromises can be made.

Does your solicitors firm look after the conveyancing of auction properties in Whitechapel?

Homeward Legal is very knowledgeable with property auction protocols. Conventionally specialist houses e. g. investment properties are listed at property auctions which tend to need extended exploration by the conveyancer Conveyancers therefore advocate auction buyers to formally appoint an experienced conveyancing lawyer well before the auction day for a full review of the legal papers for the lot.

What are 'conveyancing searches' in regard to?

Conveyancing searches are standard enquiries performed in the interest of the purchaser, which may include a limestone search. These searches do give much needed information and context, but will only cover the legal condition of the property's title.

Why does the conveyancing work take so long? Isn't it a simple matter of filing paperwork?

The conveyancing process can potentially be delayed. We aim to lessen the impact of these delays whenever we can do so.

Which local authority is responsible for Whitechapel?

Whitechapel is located in Tower Hamlets Council, Town Hall, Mulberry Place, 5 Clove Crescent, E14 2B, contact: 020 7364 5009

We are purchasing a £953000 Whitechapel property. What should be calculated for Stamp Duty Land Tax rates?

The Stamp Duty that is payable will rely on the purchase price. Stamp duty will be £38120 on a £953000 house (accurate March 2013).