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The London Borough of Brent forms part of Outer London. One of the most culturally diverse boroughs in the UK, it is an exciting, dynamic and vibrant place to live and work. Its main town is Wembley (home to the iconic Wembley stadium and Wembley arena). Other major areas include Harlesden, Kilburn and Willesden.

Much of the employment in the borough is in small and medium sized enterprises, underlining the entrepreneurial spirit of its population. The borough is attracting new investment, bringing in new businesses and residents every year.

Easy access to central London is provided by its numerous underground, overground and National Rail stations.

Brent conveyancing FAQs

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

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

Band London Borough of Brent Council Tax (2018/19)
A £997.69
B £1163.98
C £1330.26
D £1496.54
E £1829.10
F £2161.67
G £2494.23
H £2993.08

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

Conveyancing fees are comprised of legal fees and disbursements.

Disbursements are the taxes and additional costs incurred on behalf of a buyer or seller, such as HMLR fees or Office Copies. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

Your solicitor's legal fees for buying or selling a house in Brent are fixed, meaning for a standard conveyancing transaction, what we quote is exactly what you pay

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Our online conveyancing fees calculator can give you a comprehensive conveyancing quote with a comprehensive list of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Brent sale or purchase.

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

Searches are questions submitted to a number of authorities by Brent 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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How long does conveyancing take when buying a leasehold flat in Brent?

Almost every flat in the UK is leasehold. There are also an estimated 1 million leasehold houses throughout the country. Buying a leasehold flat can take weeks longer than a freehold home because there is more work involved.

Causes of numerous delays can range from slow delivery of managing agents' documents to an absent freeholder.

Quittance's expert leasehold solicitors handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month. Our proactive approach means fewer obstacles.

Is there anything to be aware of if selling a leasehold property in Brent?

The legal work for a leasehold flat (leasehold houses are uncommon) is quite a lot more protracted than for a more straightforward freehold house.

The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in Brent must undertake additional work, which could include requesting all relevant freeholder information, through to a copy of the lease.

To reduce leasehold-related delays, It is recommended that you instruct a Brent conveyancing solicitor as soon as an estate agent is chosen.

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

Yes.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Brent remortgage solicitor might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

Our property lawyers can act for most UK lenders, so no matter whether you are moving to a lifetime tracker mortgage with the Bank of Scotland or to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Yorkshire Building Society, Quittance can help.

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