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The London Borough of Harrow lies to the north-west of London and borders Hertfordshire. It includes the districts of Harrow, Pinner, Stanmore and Wealdstone. With Harrow only 12 minutes from Euston by train yet surrounded by greenbelt, it has become a popular place for families to live.

A large increase in property redevelopment plus several new residential developments has attracted many new residents to the borough. Property prices are increasing and average values are expected to reach £500,000 by the end of 2018.

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Harrow conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in London Borough of Harrow?

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

Band London Borough of Harrow Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1125.95
B £1313.60
C £1501.26
D £1688.92
E £2064.24
F £2439.55
G £2814.87
H £3377.84

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How much stamp duty will I have to pay?

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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

Are Harrow conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Harrow carry out the conveyancing on a price per hour basis others work on a fixed fee.

Quittance's solicitors work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no additional fees hidden in the small print. Your conveyancing quote will set out what the fees and disbursements will be when your sale or purchase goes through.

If, for any reason at all, your sale or purchase does not go ahead, you will be covered by 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 Harrow?

Property searches are enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Harrow 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 the conveyancing on a leasehold property take

Almost all flats are leasehold. There are also an estimated 1 million leasehold houses throughout the country. Buying leasehold property will usually take more time than a freehold house because there is more to prepare and the landlord or managing agent are involved.

Examples of delays might include anything from missing leasehold documents to an absent freeholder.

Our expert leasehold conveyancing team complete the legal work for 100's of leasehold purchases each month. With specialist expertise there should be far fewer delays.

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

Conveyancing for a leasehold property is a great deal more technical than for a more straightforward freehold house.

The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in Harrow will usually undertake extra work, for example requesting the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to a copy of the service charge budget for the current year (and any anticipated payments on account).

To reduce leasehold-related delays, It is highly recommended that the vendor contact a conveyancer as early as possible.

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

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Harrow remortgage solicitor should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

Our network of solicitors can act for most UK lenders, so whether you are you are changing to a variable-rate with the Bank of Scotland or to a capped-rate mortgage with the Swansea Building Society, we can help.

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