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The London Borough of Haringey in North London includes the districts of Highgate, Muswell Hill and Crouch End, Finsbury Park, Tottenham and Wood Green.

More than 25% of the borough is green space (60 hectares within the borough are designated as part of the Metropolitan Green Belt) with wooded high ground around Highgate and open low-lying land beside the River Lea in the east.

Recent and future regeneration projects are helping Haringey's economy to grow and there has been an increase in good quality housing, making it an attractive place for young families.

Haringey conveyancing FAQs

How much Council Tax must I pay for a property in London Borough of Haringey in 2021?

Haringey is situated in London Borough of Haringey. Council tax bands in 2021 are as follows:

Band Haringey Council Tax (2021/22)
A £1,136.42
B £1,325.82
C £1,515.23
D £1,704.63
E £2,083.44
F £2,462.24
G £2,841.05
H £3,409.26

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

Conveyancing fees include the solicitor's legal and disbursements.

Disbursements are the taxes and additional costs incurred on behalf of a buyer or seller, for example Land Registry fees or landlord's notice fees. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

Your legal fees for buying or selling a house in Haringey are fixed, - what you are quoted is exactly what you pay

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

Conveyancing searches are detailed enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Haringey 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 Haringey?

The vast majority of flats are leasehold. The legal work for a leasehold property can take weeks longer than freehold property as there is greater complexity.

Varied factors, such as an unreachable freeholder or slow receipt of the managing agent information, can lead to serious delays.

Specialist leasehold solicitors 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, that's correct, it can take much longer to conduct the conveyancing to sell a leasehold home, compared to freehold conveyancing.

The solicitor acting for the buyer will need to review this leasehold-related paperwork, including a copy of the freehold property's buildings insurance. Typically, delays are due to the time required by the seller's conveyancer to get these documents together.

It can take weeks to collect this information if it is difficult to contact the managing agent or landlord, so your lawyer ought to start this process even before a sale has been agreed.

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

I am buying a new build property in Haringey - what do I need to know?

The conveyancing process for buying a new build home in Haringey can be complicated compared to other types of conveyancing.

A conveyancing solicitor in Haringey will need to be qualified to handle things like checking the suitability of new build insurance, verifying rights of access and checking new build warranties with warranty providers such as NHBC Buildmark, Advantage and Build Assure.

Read more:

Buying a new build property off plan - what you need to know.

What you need to check before buying a new build home.

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

Yes you will need a solicitor to handle the legal side of the remortgage.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.1% (Jan 2021). A good Haringey remortgage solicitor will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

Conveyancing solicitors on the panel for all major lenders - so whether you are you are switching to a fixed-rate mortgage with Britannia or to a two-year discount with the Allied Irish Bank, we can help.

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I am transferring equity in a Haringey property - do I need a solicitor?

If you jointly own property with one or more other people and you wish to transfer ownership of your share in the property to someone else, you will need a solicitor to carry out a 'Transfer of Equity'. Your conveyancing solicitor will take care of all the legal work required for a transfer of equity for a low fixed fee (including remortgage work if required).

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