Conveyancing Solicitors in Chiswick

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Conveyancing in Chiswick

Conveyancing is the process of preparing legal documents for a property sale, remortgage or lease extension, and transferring legal ownership if the property is being sold. If you need a solicitor for conveyancing in Chiswick, we can help you with fast & proactive conveyancing from a national panel of conveyancing specialists.

We have helped Chiswick and Hounslow clients with buying, selling, buy-to-let, Help to Buy, Right to Buy, shared ownership, new build, leasehold, lease extensions, remortgage and transfer of equity.

Other areas covered: Acton, Ealing, Hounslow, Notting Hill, West London and London

Chiswick Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Chiswick

A district in West London, Chiswick is known for its riverside pubs, green spaces, and the annual Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race. Popular areas include Grove Park and Chiswick Riverside. The area is served by Chiswick railway station with links to London Waterloo. Chiswick has a population of approximately 34,000.

Chiswick house prices

The average price paid for a property in Chiswick between March and April 2024 was £281,373 (updated July 2024).

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Council Tax in Chiswick (2023/24)

Chiswick is in London Borough of Hounslow.

Band Amount
A £1,254.35
B £1,463.40
C £1,672.46
D £1,881.52
E £2,299.64
F £2,717.75
G £3,135.87
H £3,763.04

What does a property lawyer do?

Your property lawyer plays a pivotal role in a purchase. This means carrying out comprehensive due diligence, including raising enquires of the seller, ordering property searches and handling the transfer of funds.

Chiswick conveyancing solicitors would also undertake checks for leasehold complexities, including short and defective leases.

Are you funding your home purchase with a mortgage?

When you purchase a property, your solicitor must also handle some legal work for the lender. Acceptance on a lender's panel will mean your solicitor can act on behalf of your mortgage provider.

More than 100 building societies, banks and lenders have approved our chosen panel solicitors. We can help you complete your Chiswick transaction without delay.

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Buying in a conservation area

When you buy a home in a conservation area, your solicitor or licensed conveyancer will check for restrictive covenants, which could include area consents or easements. Conservation areas in Chiswick and the Hounslow local authority include St Paul's Church, Thorney Hedge, Hanworth Park, Hounslow Cavalry Barracks and Turnham Green.

Shared Ownership

The conveyancing process for shared ownership will involve acquiring a share in a property from a housing association. Shared ownership conveyancing is more involved. This is because contracts are more complicated, and housing associations work to tight deadlines.

Our panel of solicitors has years of experience with shared ownership conveyancing (including staircasing).

Leasehold flats

is significantly more complex than buying a freehold property. The numerous common problems awaiting the unsuspecting buyer can include legally technical issues like and onerous clauses in the lease.

A leasehold solicitor will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

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Selling a property in Chiswick

When selling a Chiswick house or flat, your conveyancer will prepare vital paperwork - such as the various property information forms and the draft contract.

The conveyancer's role involves responding to the buyer's solicitor's enquiries and resolving any potential issues.

Your lawyer will coordinate with both sides, including agents, managing agents and lenders, ensuring that the sale of your property completes quickly.

Does sale conveyancing take longer for leasehold?

Yes, that's correct, it can take considerably longer to carry out the legal work to sell a leasehold house or flat, compared to freehold conveyancing.

The solicitor acting for the buyer will need to review this leasehold-related paperwork. These could include details of any breaches by other leaseholders and a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property. Delays are usually the result of the time needed by to source this information.

It could take several weeks to collect this information if the agent responsible for managing the property is slow or difficult to contact, so your lawyer ought to start this process even before a sale has been agreed.

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Remortgaging a property in Chiswick

The current Bank of England base rate is 5.25% (15 July, 2024)

Before you instruct, you will need to check that your solicitor can act for your lender.

Our remortgage panel solicitors are approved members of the majority of lenders, so whether you are switching to a 2-year fixed rate from NatWest or taking out a first time buyer mortgage from Harpenden Building Society, we can help.

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Transfer of equity in Chiswick

If you plan to restructure the ownership of a property, whether you are inheritance tax planning, adding your spouse to the deeds or gifting a property, a transfer of equity is required.

Your legal representative will complete the legal work for a fixed fee.

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Conveyancing legal fees

These fees are what your conveyancing solicitor charges you for the legal work that they complete during your property transaction. The quote should clearly detail the legal fees, including VAT, that you pay when the property transaction is complete.

Conveyancing disbursements

Disbursements are the payments incurred by your conveyancing solicitor during the conveyancing process. Third-party disbursements include Stamp Duty and property searches.

Check what's included in your conveyancing quote

Some solicitors' quotes may set out extra costs in the small print, leading to a higher-than-expected final bill. If you are comparing quotes, beware of hidden fees or extra charges.

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The Completely Moved team have years of experience helping home buyers, sellers and owners, answering questions and providing property advice.

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