Middlesex conveyancing FAQs

How much council tax must I pay for a property in London Borough of Barnet?

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

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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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?

Are Middlesex conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Middlesex carry out the conveyancing on an hourly rate and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

Quittance's conveyancing solicitors work on a fixed fee basis, with no nasty surprises. Your conveyancing quote will explain in detail what you will pay when your property sale or purchase goes through.

If, for whatever reason, your property sale or purchase does not go ahead, you will pay no legal fees at all with our No Move, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm purchasing a property in Middlesex which property searches will I require?

The search pack for a standard property includes:

  • Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Environmental Search
  • Regulated Water Search
  • Chancel search

Sometimes the initial search results will recommend additional searches such as a transport search.

To find out how much searches will cost on a Middlesex property try our conveyancing 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 Middlesex?

Over 90% of flats in the UK are leasehold. Although much less common, there are also around 1 million leasehold houses nationwide. The conveyancing for leasehold property can take weeks more to complete than a freehold house as there are more parties involved.

Causes of numerous delays can range from slow delivery of managing agents' documents to an unreachable freeholder.

Our specialist leasehold solicitor team look after hundreds of leasehold clients every month, and our proactive approach means delays are less likely to occur.

Could the sale of a leasehold property be delayed?

Yes, it can take much longer to carry out the legal work to sell leasehold houses or flats when compared to conveyancing on a freehold house.

The buyer's solicitor will expect to see several leasehold-related documents, like management company information and a current statement of service charges. Delays are usually the result of the time needed by the seller's conveyancer to gather this paperwork.

It can take a long time to gather these details if it is difficult to contact the managing agent or landlord, so your lawyer should get this underway as soon as possible.

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

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

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

A property lawyer in Middlesex must be able to deal with things like dealing with failures to arrange warranty provider inspections, confirming right of way over drains and sewers and working with warranty providers such as NHBC Buildmark, Advantage HCI and BLP.

Our award-winning team of new build solicitors are experts in representing buyers to achieve a successful transaction and working to tight developer deadlines.

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 Middlesex - 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 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Middlesex remortgage solicitor could save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate by completing the conveyancing quickly.

Our conveyancing team can act for most UK lenders, so whether you are you are changing to an interest-only mortgage with Santander or to a variable-rate mortgage with the Harpenden Building Society, Quittance can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender