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The north London borough of Islington stretches from the City of London to the boundary of Haringey. It includes the districts of Angel, Archway, Clerkenwell, Highbury, Holloway and Old Street.

In recent years its economy has been boosted by the rise tech businesses and start up hubs. With an eclectic range of property, thriving local scene and excellent transport links to London Islington is a popular place to live. It is one of the most expensive 10 boroughs in London, with average house prices more than 3 times the national average.

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Islington conveyancing FAQs

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

Islington is situated in London Borough of Islington. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band London Borough of Islington Council Tax (2018/19)
A £952.97
B £1111.79
C £1270.62
D £1429.45
E £1747.11
F £2064.76
G £2382.42
H £2858.90

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Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

How much stamp duty will I have to pay?

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Read more about stamp duty:

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 Islington?

Conveyancing fees are made up of the solicitor's legal and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the third-party costs incurred on your behalf, e.g. HM Land Registry fees and conveyancing searches. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

Our legal fees for buying or selling a house in Islington are fixed, so for a standard transaction, what we quote is exactly what you pay

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Islington sale or purchase

Our online conveyancing fees calculator can give you a comprehensive conveyancing quote with a comprehensive list of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Islington sale or purchase.

Calculate my conveyancing fees with our conveyancing fee calculator

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm buying a house in Islington - what searches do I need?

The standard pack includes:

  • Local Authority Search
  • Regulated Water Search
  • Environmental Search
  • Chancel liability insurance

On occasion the initial search results will recommend specialist searches , for example a flood search.

To see the total cost of searches on a Islington move, use our online conveyancing costs calculator.

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

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

Buying a leasehold property in England or Wales is significantly more complex than buying a freehold property. The many potential traps awaiting the unsuspecting buyer can include legally technical issues like and unfair clauses in the lease.

A specialist leasehold solicitor 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 sale conveyancing take longer for leasehold?

Correct, it can take much longer to conduct the conveyancing to sell leasehold properties,compared to the sale of a freehold property.

The buyer's solicitor must review these documents, like management company information and three years' filed accounts for the property management. Delays are usually caused by the time needed by your lawyer to source this information.

It could take several weeks to collect this paperwork if it is difficult to contact the landlord or managing agent or they are slow to respond, so your solicitor should get this underway even before you have found a buyer.

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 Islington property?

Yes.

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

Our conveyancing team can act for most UK lenders, so whether you are you are moving to a cashback mortgage with the Halifax or to a variable-rate mortgage with the Dudley Building Society, Quittance can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender