Edgware conveyancing FAQs

How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in London Borough of Barnet?

Edgware 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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Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

How much stamp duty will I have to pay?

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Read more about stamp duty:

What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

Are Edgware conveyancing fees fixed?

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

Quittance's solicitors work on a fixed fee basis, with no sneaky extras. Your quote will explain what the legal fees will be when your transaction goes through.

If, for whatever reason, your transaction 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?

I'm purchasing a house in Edgware - which searches will I need?

The standard pack includes:

  • Local Authority Search
  • Residential Environmental Search
  • Regulated Drainage and Water Search
  • Chancel liability insurance (if required)

Sometimes the results of the standard searches will necessitate additional searches e.g. an HS2 search.

To see the total cost of searches on a Edgware move, try our conveyancing cost calculator.

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What are conveyancing searches when buying a home and do I need them?

How long does the conveyancing on a leasehold property take

Almost every flat in the UK is leasehold. Leasehold houses are less common, but there are still an estimated 1 million such properties across the country. Purchasing a leasehold flat can take weeks more to complete than a freehold home as leasehold transactions involve more work and the landlord or managing agent are involved.

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

Our expert leasehold conveyancing team handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month. With specialist expertise there should be far fewer delays.

Does the conveyancing for selling leasehold take longer?

Yes. The legal work for selling leasehold properties usually takes longer.

The buyer's solicitor will need to review these documents, like a copy of the freehold property's buildings insurance and a current statement of service charges. The time required by your solicitor to get these documents together is usually the cause of these delays.

It can take weeks to collect the managing agent's information if the agent responsible for managing the property is slow or difficult to contact, so your lawyer ought to start this process before a buyer has even been found.

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

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

Yes.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Edgware remortgage solicitor will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

Our conveyancing team are on the panel for all major lenders, so no matter whether you are changing to a fixed-rate mortgage with Birmingham Midshires or to a repayment mortgage with the Barnsley Building Society, our remortgage specialists can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender