Local information

The north London Borough of Barnet is the second largest London borough by population and fourth largest by area.

In anticipation of expected population growth in coming decades, Barnet council has committed to increasing the housing supply to deliver affordable homes.

Although a large London borough, much of Barnet lies within the Metropolitan Green Belt. It has sixteen large parks and other open spaces, including eight local nature reserves, and more than sixty sites of importance for nature conservation, making it an attractive location to settle.

Barnet conveyancing FAQs

How much council tax must I pay for a property in London Borough of Barnet?

Barnet is situated in London Borough of Barnet. Council tax bands are:

Band London Borough of Barnet Council Tax (2018/19)
A £989.05
B £1153.89
C £1318.73
D £1483.57
E £1813.25
F £2142.93
G £2472.62
H £2967.14

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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

Are Barnet conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Barnet provide legal services on a price per hour basis and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

Quittance's conveyancing solicitors work on a fixed fee basis, with no sneaky extras. Your detailed quote will explain in detail what the fees and disbursements will be when your sale or purchase completes.

If, for whatever reason, your sale or purchase 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 Barnet?

Property searches are enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Barnet conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. 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 conveyancing take when buying a leasehold flat in Barnet?

Almost every flat in the UK is leasehold. There are also an estimated 1 million leasehold houses throughout the country. Buying a leasehold home can take weeks more to complete than a freehold property because there is more to prepare and the freeholder and/or managing agent are also involved.

Varied factors, such as an absent freeholder or incomplete managing agent information, can lead to serious delays.

Quittance's expert leasehold solicitors handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month, and our proactive approach means delays are less likely to occur.

I am selling a leasehold property in Barnet - what do I need to know?

The conveyancing process for a leasehold property is a great deal more difficult than it is for a freehold home.

Leasehold complexity involves additional tasks on the part of conveyancing solicitors in Barnet, such as collating an up-to-date service charge statement, through to details of planned major works.

To reduce leasehold-related delays, It is highly recommended that the vendor contact a conveyancer as soon as the property is marketed, if not before,.

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

Yes.

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Barnet could save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate by completing the conveyancing quickly.

Quittance's solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so whether you are you are changing to a flexible mortgage with Lloyds Bank or to a two-year discount with the Hinckley and Rugby Building Society, our remortgage specialists can help.

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