North London conveyancing FAQs

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

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

Band London Borough of Wandsworth Council Tax (2018/19)
A £481.77
B £562.06
C £642.36
D £722.65
E £883.24
F £1043.83
G £1204.42
H £1445.30

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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 North London conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in North London offer services on a price per hour basis others work on a fixed fee.

Quittance's 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 are 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 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.

Our award-winning team of new build conveyancers are highly experienced in helping buyers get a successful transaction and working to tight developer deadlines.

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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 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in North London will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

Our 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.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender