Finchley conveyancing FAQs

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

Finchley 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?

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

Conveyancing fees are made up of 2 parts: legal fees and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the costs payable as part of a conveyancing transaction, incurred on your behalf, for example Stamp Duty or leasehold management packs. Legal fees are for the work your solicitor carries out for you.

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

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Finchley sale or purchase

Our online conveyancing fees calculator gives you a detailed fixed fee quote including all of the legal costs involved in buying and selling your home.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

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

Property searches are detailed enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Finchley conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. Mortgage 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?

I am buying a leasehold property in Finchley - what do I need to know?

can be complicated. The many potential complications awaiting the unsuspecting purchaser can include legally technical issues like incomplete management company accounts and unfair clauses in the lease.

A good property lawyer will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

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What you need to know about buying a leasehold property

Should I be wary of buying a leasehold house?

Should I buy a property with a short lease?

Does a leasehold property take longer to sell?

Compared to freehold property, yes. The legal work for selling a leasehold home can be seriously delayed.

The buyer's solicitor must review this leasehold-related paperwork. These could include three years' filed accounts for the property management and a copy of the freehold property's buildings insurance. The time needed by to get these documents together is commonly the source of delays.

It could take several weeks to collect the managing agent's information if the agent responsible for managing the property is slow or difficult to contact, so your conveyancing solicitor ought to start this process at the earliest opportunity.

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

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

Yes.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Finchley remortgage solicitor can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

Our property solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so no matter whether you are switching to a fixed-rate mortgage with RBS or to a capped-rate mortgage with the Monmouthshire Building Society, our remortgage specialists can help.

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