Radlett conveyancing FAQs

How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in Hertsmere Borough Council?

Radlett is situated in Hertsmere Borough Council. Council tax bands are:

Band Hertsmere Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1124.21
B £1311.58
C £1498.95
D £1686.32
E £2061.06
F £2435.80
G £2810.53
H £3372.64

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Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

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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 Radlett conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Radlett offer services on an hourly rate others work on a fixed fee.

Our solicitors work on a fixed fee basis, with no hidden fees. Your conveyancing quote will set out exactly what the fees and disbursements will be when your property transaction completes.

If, for whatever reason, your property transaction does not go ahead, you have the peace of mind of our No Sale, 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 Radlett?

Property searches are questions submitted to a number of authorities by Radlett 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 leasehold conveyancing take in Radlett?

Over 90% of flats in the UK are leasehold. There are also an estimated 1 million leasehold houses throughout the country. The legal work for a leasehold home can take weeks more to complete than freehold property because there is more work involved.

Causes of numerous delays can range from slow receipt of the managing agent information to an absent freeholder.

Quittance's team of leasehold specialists handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month, and our proactive approach means delays are less likely to occur.

Does sale conveyancing take longer for leasehold?

Compared to freehold property, yes. The legal work for selling a leasehold house or flat can be seriously delayed.

The buyer's solicitor will expect to see this leasehold-related paperwork. These could include a current statement of service charges and a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property. The time required by your solicitor to source this information is the common cause of such delays.

It can take a long time to gather these details if it is difficult to contact the managing agent or landlord or they are slow to respond, so the seller's solicitor should commence this 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 Radlett property?

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Radlett remortgage solicitor can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

Our conveyancing solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so no matter whether you are changing to a 95% mortgage with Santander or to a variable-rate mortgage with Virgin Money, Quittance can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender