Find out more about conveyancing in North London

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Conveyancing in North London: A mover's guide.

London's northern boroughs have a fantastic appeal all of their own - close proximity to central London with the added benefit of easy access to the outer suburbs and beyond.

Our guide covers the boroughs of Haringey, Barnet and Enfield, answering all your questions about conveyancing services in North London.

What does conveyancing in North London involve?

Conveyancing is the term used to describe all the paperwork that are part of the process of buying and selling property, remortgaging and a transfer of equity from a property. Whether you are buying or selling a home in North London, a conveyancing solicitor will carry out all the legal formalities required to complete the transaction. This includes requesting searches, negotiating the price, exchanging contracts and transferring the necessary funds on completion day. Our North London conveyancing solicitors are experienced and qualified professionals. Find out more about Homeward Legal's conveyancing services here.

How do I get a quote for conveyancing in North London?

You can get a quote for conveyancing in North London in a matter of minutes using our online quote builder. Simply enter a few details about yourself and the property you intend to buy or sell, and you'll receive an instant quote.

How much does conveyancing in North London cost?

The final price for any conveyancing transaction depends on a number of factors, such as value of the property involved. Whether you are buying or selling a home in North London, your conveyancing transaction is likely to include a number of charges, including solicitors' fees, Land Registry fees, surveyor costs and Stamp Duty Land Tax***. Other essential charges include searches and bank transfer fees. To find out more about the costs involved in conveyancing in North London, read our guide to average conveyancing fees.

The Stamp Duty Land Tax Holiday of up to £500,000 ended on the 30th June 2021. However, there is still temporary relief in place until 31st September 2021 up to £250,000, with the stamp duty rate ranging from 2% to 12% of the purchase price in England and Northern Ireland. After then, stamp duty will revert back to the normal threshold of £125,000.

The conveyancing process explained

Read our step-by-step guide to the conveyancing process.

What types of property are available in North London?

All three boroughs boast a diverse base of properties to browse. In Haringey, there are Victorian terraces in South Tottenham and red-brick Edwardian villas in Muswell Hill as well as a large number of post-war council estates. The new Tottenham Hotspur stadium at White Hart Lane is at the centre of major housing regeneration.

In Barnet, Victorian and Edwardian houses dominate the property landscape, although there are still some period and Georgian homes along with detached and semi-detached properties from the 1920s and 1930s.

Look for older properties too in Enfield where Georgian rows and Victorian terraces and cottages are plentiful. This borough also has more modern apartments and semi-detached homes.

How much does the average property cost?

Here's the most recent Land Registry average sold price data for property in each of our North London boroughs:

Haringey: £543,890 (detached £1,876,474; semi £972,331; terraced £626,887; flats/maisonettes £457,951)

Barnet: £514,152 (detached £1,243,394; semi £714,256; terraced £536,477; flats/maisonettes £376,265)

Enfield: £392,768 (detached £948,853; semi £603,074; terraced £413,418; flats/maisonettes £277,804)

How much will I pay in council tax in North London?

Each local authority sets council tax rates for its borough. All residential property is in one of eight bands depending on its valuation. Check which band your chosen property is in on the government's valuation website.

To give some idea of what you might pay, we've provided the most popular Band D council tax rate and a link to the borough website where all ratings and costs are listed.

Haringey: £1,704.63

Barnet: £1,605.84

Enfield: £1,695.84

How good are broadband speeds in North London?

All areas of London can access full-fibre broadband. Using a broadband comparison site and your postcode will help you find out the sort of service and speeds you can expect when moving to North London.

What are schools like in North London?

In the Borough of Haringey, 22 schools are rated as outstanding by Ofsted. The regulator gives the outstanding rating to 42 schools in Barnet. And Enfield has 18 schools rated as outstanding.

If you know the school you're interested in, you can check its Ofsted rating on the government's school comparison website.

Is a flood-risk search necessary when buying in North London?

The Thames Barrier at Woolwich offers London its main defence against flooding. The City of Westminster borders the river but considering potential flood risk is important for all areas, especially flash flood events. Check the Environment Agency's flood-risk website for guidance. Your conveyancing solicitor in North London will ask for a flood-risk search when completing your transaction.

Should we ask about chancel repair liability when buying property in North London?

Chancel repair liability is a historic charge dating back to Henry VIII's establishment of the Church of England in the 16th century. The charge is a rare one, but it brings with it the risk of being responsible for paying thousands in repairs to the local church. Our informative guide will tell you all you need to know. When buying property in North London, your conveyancing solicitor will advise when you need a chancel repair liability search.

What conservation areas in North London property should buyers know of?

Conservation areas are those with a special architectural or historical significance that means they should be preserved or enhanced. Planning rules in these areas are much stricter than normal. The North London boroughs in our guide all have a large number of conservation areas, which can affect any planned alterations or improvements to a property. Your North London conveyancing solicitor will instruct a local authority search to ensure any changes to the property you're buying have the right consents.

Will contaminated land be an issue in North London?

Land formerly used for industrial purposes, such as factories, brickworks and landfill, can often be left contaminated and must be remediated or cleaned up before being reused. Brownfield developments in London may pose an issue of contamination. All boroughs must by law keep a register of any identified contaminated land. When you're buying in North London, your solicitor will ask for an environmental search that will identify any issues.

We're buying a property at auction in North London - can you help?

We can definitely help with all property auction conveyancing in North London. We've produced our own comprehensive guide to conveyancing for auction property. Homeward Legal works with a panel of expert property law firms who have completed many auction conveyancing transactions. They have worked with the likes of Auction House London, Allsop (commercial and residential), Award Property, Barnett Ross, Baxtons, Acuitus, Phillip Arnold Auctions, Countrywide Property Auctions and Drivers & Norris.

Did you know?

Haringey is possibly London's greenest borough, with eight of its parks having achieved Green Flag status. The area is also home to five ancient woods at Highgate, Queen's, Coldfall, North and Bluebell.

Barnet gets its name from the Saxons. The name means “land cleared by burning” in old English.

The world's first cash point opened at a Barclays Bank branch in the borough in 1967.

Conveyancing doesn't need to be complicated or expensive. Whether you are buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity, Homeward Legal works hard to ensure your North London conveyancing transaction goes smoothly from start to finish. Get a quick quote online or call now on to talk to our friendly team.

Areas within this district of London include:

Aldersgate, Alexandra-Park, Alperton, Arkley, Barnet, Barnsbury, Belsize-Park, Bounds-Green, Bowes-Park, Brent-Cross, Brimsdown, Brondesbury, Burnt-Oak, Bush-Hill-Park, Camden, Canonbury, Chalk-Farm, Chase-Side, Chipping-Barnet, Cockfosters, Colindale, Colney-Hatch, Crews-Hill, Crouch-End, Dartmouth-Park, East-Barnet, East-Finchley, East-Twickenham, Edgware, Edgwarebury, Edmonton, Enfield, Euston, Ferme-Park, Finchley, Finsbury-Park, Forty-Hill, Friern-Barnet, Golders-Green, Gospel-Oak, Grahame-Park, Hadley-Wood, Hampstead, Hampton-Hill, Hampton-Wick, Hanworth, Harefield, Haringey, Harlington, Harringay, Hayes, Hendon, Heston, High-Barnet, High-Holborn, Highbury, Highgate, Holborn, Holly-Village, Hornsey, Hornsey-Rise, Islington, Kentish-Town, Kenton, Kilburn, Kings-Cross, Laleham, Lower-Edmonton, Mill-Hill, Monken-Hadley, Muswell-Hill, New-Southgate, North-Finchley, North-Harrow, North-Wembley, Osterley, Page-Green, Palmers-Green, Pentonville, Pinner, Ponders-End, Primrose-Hill, South-Hampstead, South-Harrow, South-Tottenham, Southall, Southgate, St-Lukes, St-Margarets, St-Pancras, Stanwell, Strawberry-Hill, Swiss-Cottage, Temple-Fortune, The-Ridgeway, Tottenham, Tottenham-Hale, Totteridge, Tufnell-Park, Upper-Edmonton, Upper-Holloway, Wembley-Park, West-Hampstead, West-Hendon, Winchmore-Hill, Wood-Green, Woodside-Park, Yeading