Local information

The London Borough of Enfield lies to the northeast of central London bordering the boroughs of Barnet, Haringey and Waltham Forest. Its historic centre is Enfield Town, identified as one of the 35 major centres in Greater London.

The centre has recently undergone major redevelopment to improve the retail facilities and further work is underway to provide new homes.

To the east lies Epping Forest, 2,400 hectares area of ancient woodland and London's largest open green space, and to the north, the National Nature Reserve of Broxbourne Woods.

Enfield conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in London Borough of Enfield?

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

Band London Borough of Enfield Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1036.93
B £1209.76
C £1382.58
D £1555.40
E £1901.04
F £2246.69
G £2592.33
H £3110.80

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Are Enfield conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Enfield offer services on an hourly basis and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

Your solicitor will work on a fixed fee basis, with no hidden fees. Your detailed quote will set out what the conveyancing fees and costs will be when your house sale or purchase completes.

If, for any reason at all, your house sale or purchase does not go ahead, you have the peace of mind of 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 Enfield?

Conveyancing searches are questions submitted to a number of authorities by Enfield 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 leasehold conveyancing take?

Almost all flats are leasehold. The conveyancing for a leasehold flat can take weeks longer than a freehold home as there are more parties involved.

Varied factors, such as absent freeholders or slow delivery of managing agents' documents, can lead to serious delays.

Quittance's expert leasehold solicitors look after hundreds of leasehold clients every month. With specialist expertise there should be far fewer delays.

Does it take longer to sell a leasehold property?

Yes. The legal work for selling a leasehold property usually takes longer.

The buyer's conveyancer must review this leasehold-related paperwork. These could include details of any breaches by other leaseholders and a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property. The time needed by your lawyer to source this information is usually the cause of these delays.

The seller's solicitor should get this underway as soon as possible, because this information can take weeks to collect if it is difficult to contact the landlord or managing agent.

Read more:

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

Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Enfield property?

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

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

Our network of solicitors can act for most UK lenders, so no matter whether you are changing to a 95% mortgage with RBS or to a capped-rate mortgage with the Buckinghamshire Building Society, we can assist.

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