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Conveyancing in Hillingdon

Conveyancing is the series of legal steps a solicitor takes when transfering property ownership. Conveyancing can also refer to the legal side of a remortgage or equity transfer. If you're looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Hillingdon, you're in the right place. Get a fast & proactive solicitor from a nationwide panel of conveyancing experts.

We have years of experience helping homemovers in Hillingdon and throughout Middlesex handle their sale, purchase, buy-to-let, Help to Buy, Right to Buy, shared ownership, new build, leasehold, lease extensions, remortgage and transfer of equity.

Other areas covered: Barnet, Croydon, Edmonton, West London and London

Hillingdon Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Hillingdon

Second largest of the London boroughs by area, the London Borough of Hillingdon includes Hayes and Harlington, Uxbridge, and Yiewsley and West Drayton in the county of Middlesex. Hillingdon is home to Heathrow Airport, and Brunel University.

Although a largely residential area, Hillingdon has the 5th largest economy of the London boroughs. The extension of the Metropolitan Line has made central London easily accessible and led to a large expansion of housing and a lively property market.

Hillingdon house prices

The average price paid for a property in Hillingdon between February and March 2024 was £456,719 (updated June 2024).

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Council Tax in Hillingdon (2023/24)

Band Amount
A £1,173.64
B £1,369.25
C £1,564.85
D £1,760.46
E £2,151.67
F £2,542.89
G £2,934.10
H £3,520.92

What does a property lawyer do?

For a house or flat purchase, a property lawyer will handle the legal aspects of buying a property.

They will raise questions for the seller's solicitor, order property searches, review the contract of sale and ensure that post-purchase requirements, like paying Stamp Duty and HMLR registration, are completed.

Hillingdon conveyancing solicitors may undertake checks for leasehold complexities, including short and defective leases.

Are you financing your purchase with a mortgage?

As part of the conveyancing process, your solicitor also has to handle legal due diligence on behalf of your mortgage bank.

If your property lawyer is not on your bank's panel, your purchase could take weeks longer and cost you more in the process.

We work with solicitors who can represent the vast majority of building societies, banks and lenders, from larger lenders like Santander to Leeds Building Society, helping to facilitate a faster completion for your purchase.

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We can assist Hillingdon home movers with the legal work for:

Listed buildings

There are about half a million listed properties in England and Wales, 433 of which are in London Borough of Hillingdon.

Hillingdon listed buildings and properties include:

  • Hayes Park, Hayes, Bb4 8Al, Non Civil Parish, Hayes, Hillingdon, Greater London Authority
  • Church Of St Paul, Thurlstone Road, Ruislip, Hillingdon, Greater London Authority
  • Enterprise House, Blyth Road, Hayes, Hillingdon, Greater London Authority
  • Outbuilding At Hubbards Farm, West Drayton Road, Colham Green, Uxbridge, Hillingdon, Greater London Authority
  • Monument To William And Elizabeth Brookes In Churchyard Of Church Of St Peter And St Paul, St Peter's Way, Harlington, Hayes, Hillingdon, Greater London Authority

Owning a listed building can be a challenge for the unwary. Examples of the obligations placed upon listed building owners include a duty to maintain the exterior appearance, consent for additions like solar panels and an obligation to protect significant internal features like fireplaces. Our experienced panel of solicitors will clarify the commitments a listed building owner must make.

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Shared Ownership Conveyancing

When you purchase a share in a house or flat from a not-for-profit housing association, you will need shared ownership conveyancing. Although this is a more affordable route to home ownership, shared ownership is more involved, because contracts are more complex and may contain restrictive covenants.

Our panel of solicitors has extensive experience handling shared ownership conveyancing and staircasing.

New Build Conveyancing

The conveyancing process for acquiring a new build in Hillingdon is more complicated than buying an existing property.

A good solicitor in Hillingdon will need to be qualified to handle things like handling structural guarantees, investigating road and drainage issues and working with warranty providers, including NHBC, Advantage and Foundation.

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What you need to check before buying a new build home.

Leasehold flats

Purchasing a leasehold house or flat is significantly more complex than buying a freehold property. The many potential problems lying in wait for an uninformed purchaser can include legally technical issues like and excessive freehold premiums.

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

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Selling a property in Hillingdon

For the sale of homes in Hillingdon, your conveyancer will assemble all essential documents, such as the title deeds and the various property information forms.

A seller's solicitor's duties include sorting out potential snags and responding to enquiries from the buyer's solicitor.

Your lawyer will liaise with key parties, including agents, managing agents and lenders, so your move completes quickly.

What do I need to know if selling a leasehold property in Hillingdon?

The conveyancing process for a leasehold flat is significantly more time-consuming than for a freehold property.

The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in Hillingdon must carry out additional legal work. This can involve obtaining the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to insurance details.

To help mitigate the delays involved in selling a leasehold property, It is recommended that you instruct a property lawyer as soon as possible, ideally before putting the property on the market,.

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Remortgage in Hillingdon

The current Bank of England base rate is 5.25% (24 June, 2024)

Before you instruct, you will need to check that your lawyer can act for your chosen mortgage lender.

Quittance panel solicitors are on the panels of almost all banks and building societies. Whether you are changing to a 25-year mortgage with NatWest or taking out a home reversion mortgage from Accord, our panel solicitors can guide you through the remortgage process.

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Transfer of equity in Hillingdon

Whether you are purchasing another owner's stake, estate planning or transferring the ownership of a property (in part or in full) to your children, you will need to transfer equity.

Your property lawyer will complete all the necessary paperwork for a guaranteed fixed fee.

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What are typical Hillingdon conveyancing fees?

You can get an online conveyancing quote in minutes, but making sense of what you actually be paying can be a challenge.

Conveyancing solicitors fees

Your solicitor's quote should clearly detail the legal fees, including VAT, that you'll pay when your transaction completes. These fees are what your conveyancing solicitor charges you for the work they carry out.

Disbursements

Disbursements are additional costs on top of your conveyancing solicitor's fees for third-party costs incurred on your behalf. Third-party disbursements include Local authority searches, Stamp Duty or a chancel liability search.

Check what's included in your quote

Some firms may include additional charges in the small print, resulting in a higher-than-expected final bill. If you are comparing quotes, beware of hidden charges not mentioned in the initial conveyancing quote.

Article by Completely Moved authors

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

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