Whetstone conveyancing FAQs

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

Whetstone is situated in London Borough of Barnet. Council tax bands 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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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

Can I claim stamp duty relief as a first time buyer?

Are Whetstone conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Whetstone provide legal services on an hourly rate others work on a fixed fee.

Quittance's solicitors work on a fixed fee basis, with no additional fees hidden in the small print. Your quote will set out what the legal fees will be when your house purchase or sale completes.

If, for whatever reason, your house purchase or sale does not go ahead, you will be covered by our No Sale, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm buying a home in Whetstone which property searches will I require?

The search pack for a standard property includes:

  • Official or Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Residential Environmental Search
  • Water search
  • Chancel liability insurance

Occasionally the solicitor will recommend specialist searches such as a commons registration search.

To work out the total cost of searches on a Whetstone purchase you can use our our conveyancing cost 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 Whetstone?

Almost all flats are leasehold. Leasehold houses are less common, but there are still an estimated 1 million such properties across the country. Purchasing a leasehold home typically takes longer than a freehold property because there is more work involved.

Delays in leasehold transactions could include anything from absent freeholders to missing leasehold documents.

Our expert leasehold conveyancing team look after hundreds of leasehold clients every month, and our proactive approach can mean faster conveyancing.

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

The conveyancing process for a leasehold flat (leasehold houses are uncommon) is much more difficult in comparison with a freehold house.

Leasehold complexity involves additional work on the part of conveyancing solicitors in Whetstone, for example obtaining an up-to-date service charge statement, through to finding out if there are any payment arrears.

So as to resolve any leasehold-related difficulties sooner, It is strongly advised that you instruct a lawyer as soon as is practicable.

I am remortgaging a property in Whetstone - do I need a solicitor?

Yes.

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Whetstone should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

Our property lawyers can act for most UK lenders, so whether you are you are switching to an interest-only mortgage with the NatWest or to a discounted-rate mortgage with the Barnsley Building Society, our remortgage specialists can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender