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North London conveyancing FAQs

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

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

Band Wandsworth Council Tax (2021/22)
A £533.21
B £622.08
C £710.95
D £799.82
E £977.56
F £1,155.30
G £1,333.03
H £1,599.64

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Are you paying more Council Tax than you should be?

Are North London conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in North London offer services on a price per hour basis.

Some conveyancing solicitors work on a fixed legal fee basis, with no nasty surprises. Your conveyancing quote will explain in detail what you will pay when your move completes.

If, for whatever reason, your move does not go ahead, you would be covered by a No Move, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2021?

Will I need property searches when buying a property in North London?

Conveyancing searches are detailed enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by North London conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. Mortgage 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?

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

Buying a leasehold property in the UK requires a number of extra steps when compared to buying a freehold. The many potential problems awaiting an uninformed buyer can include legally technical issues like unreasonable managing agent fees and excessive freehold premiums.

Your 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?

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

The legal work for a leasehold flat or house is a great deal more difficult compared to a freehold house.

The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in North London must carry out additional tasks, for example getting the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to details of historical insurance claims.

To help mitigate the delays involved in selling a leasehold house or flat, It is strongly advised that the seller instruct a solicitor as early as possible.

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

The legal work for purchasing a new build in North London is more complicated than buying an existing property.

A property lawyer in North London must be able to deal with things like dealing with fast exchange timeframes, negotiating new build contracts and registering ownership with warranty providers, including NHBC Buildmark, Advantage and Foundation.

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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 North London - do I need a solicitor?

Yes.

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

Property lawyers can act for most UK lenders, so whether you are you are changing to a tracker with the Halifax or to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Bank of Ireland, Quittance can help.

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Will I need a solicitor if I am transferring equity in my North London home?

A 'transfer of equity' involves changing the ownership structure of a property by adding or removing an owner (or owners) from the deeds. Reasons for an equity transfer include:

  • Transferring a property into joint ownership after a marriage or civil partnership.
  • Removing an ex-partner from the deeds after a divorce.
  • Giving a property to a child or other relative.
  • Removing a co-owner who wishes to sell their share.

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