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Harlow conveyancing FAQs

How much is the Council Tax in Harlow Council in 2021?

Harlow is situated in Harlow Council. Council tax bands in 2021 are as follows:

Band Harlow Council Tax (2021/22)
A £1,251.26
B £1,459.80
C £1,668.34
D £1,876.89
E £2,293.98
F £2,711.06
G £3,128.15
H £3,753.78

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

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

Conveyancing disbursements are the third-party costs incurred on behalf of a buyer or seller, for example Land Registry fees and property searches. Legal fees are for the work your solicitor carries out for you.

Your legal fees for buying or selling a house in Harlow are fixed, so your fixed fee conveyancing quote will have no sneaky additional fees

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Our conveyancing fees calculator gives an instant conveyancing quote with a detailed breakdown of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Harlow sale or purchase.

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I'm buying a house in Harlow which property searches will I require?

The standard pack includes:

  • Official or Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Residential Environmental Search
  • Regulated Drainage and Water Search
  • Chancel search

Occasionally the results of the standard searches will necessitate further searches , for example an HS2 search.

To see the total cost of searches on a Harlow purchase use our calculator.

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

How long does leasehold conveyancing take in Harlow?

Almost all flats are leasehold. The legal work for a leasehold home typically takes longer than a freehold house as there is greater complexity.

Delays in leasehold transactions could include anything from out-of-date contact information for the freeholder to incomplete service charge accounts.

Leasehold specialists handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month. With specialist expertise there should be far fewer delays.

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

Conveyancing for a leasehold flat is significantly more protracted compared to a freehold house.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Harlow must undertake additional work, and this could include getting an up-to-date service charge statement, through to ascertaining if any excess payments are anticipated.

To help mitigate the delays involved in selling a leasehold house or flat, It is highly recommended that the seller instruct a property lawyer as soon as the decision is made to sell.

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

The conveyancing process for buying a new build property in Harlow is more complicated than buying an existing property.

Your solicitor in Harlow will need to be qualified to handle things like handling the uncertainties of buying off plan, ensuring new estate roads are adopted and registering ownership with warranty providers such as NHBC, Advantage HCI and HAPM.

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

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

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The base rate is now at 0.1% (Jan 2021). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Harlow might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

Conveyancing solicitors on the panel for all major lenders - so whether you are you are switching to an interest-only mortgage with Santander or to a joint mortgage with the Buckinghamshire Building Society, a remortgage specialist can help.

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I want to transfer equity in my Harlow home - do I need a solicitor?

If your property is owned by one or more people and you wish to transfer ownership the property to someone else, you will need a solicitor to carry out a 'Transfer of Equity'. Your conveyancing solicitor can complete the process quickly for a low fixed fee. Your solicitor can also complete the legal work on an associated remortgage at the same time.

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