Conveyancing Solicitors in North West London

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Conveyancing in North West London

Conveyancing describes the work a solicitor does to transfer the legal title of a property from a seller to a buyer. If you need a solicitor for conveyancing in North West London, we can help you with fast & proactive conveyancing from a national panel of conveyancing specialists.

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

North West London Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in North West London

A part of the capital city, North West London is home to iconic locations such as Wembley Stadium, Hampstead Heath, and the London Zoo.

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Council Tax in North West London (2023/24)

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Band Amount
A £609.19
B £710.72
C £812.25
D £913.78
E £1,116.84
F £1,319.90
G £1,522.97
H £1,827.56

What does a North West London property lawyer do?

A solicitor plays a pivotal role in a purchase, and leads you through the legal side of buying a home. Your lawyer will raise enquires of the seller's solicitor, order property searches, review the contract of sale, and take care of tasks after the sale, including HMLR registration.

North West London conveyancing solicitors may also undertake checks for leasehold issues, such as excessive service charges and ground rents.

Are you purchasing with a mortgage?

If you are getting a mortgage, your solicitor will also need to act for the lender.

Your transaction could take weeks longer to complete and incur more costs if your conveyancer is not on your mortgage provider's panel.

Our chosen panel lawyers have established relationships with the majority of lenders, helping to ensure your transaction completes faster.

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We can also help home buyers in North West London with the legal work for:

Buying in a conservation area

When you buy a home in a conservation area, your solicitor will need to check for planning approval issues, which could include lack of consent for demolished outbuildings or walls or solar panel restrictions.

Conservation areas in North West London and the London local authority include:

  • St Helen's Place
  • Eastcheap
  • Bank

Purchasing a Shared Ownership house or flat

Shared ownership conveyancing refers to buying a share in a house or flat (usually 25% to 75%) from a not-for-profit housing association. Shared ownership conveyancing is more complex, as all properties are leasehold.

With years of experience, our panel of specialist property lawyers will assist you with every step of the process.

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Selling property in North West London

When selling a house or flat in North West London, the solicitor will prepare vital paperwork, including the contract of sale and ID forms.

The solicitor will resolve any potential issues and handle questions from the buyer's side.

To ensure a smooth transfer, the solicitor will communicate effectively with the other parties, such as agents, lenders and landlords.

What do I need to know if selling a leasehold property in North West London?

The legal work for a leasehold flat (houses are rarely leasehold) is a great deal more complex in comparison with a freehold house.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in North West London will usually undertake additional tasks, which could include collating an up-to-date service charge statement, through to details of historical insurance claims.

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

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Remortgage conveyancing

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Before instructing, check your conveyancer's lender panel status.

Our remortgage panel solicitors are panel members for all major mortgage lenders. Whether you are changing to a fixed rate mortgage with Yorkshire Building Society or moving to a home reversion mortgage with Chelsea Building Society, we can help your remortgage complete quickly.

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Transferring Equity

If you need to change the ownership structure of your home, whether you are transferring the ownership of a property to your children, tax planning for the future or purchasing another owner's stake, a transfer of equity is required. Your legal representative can handle the legal work for a low, fixed fee.

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How much does conveyancing cost in North West London?

Conveyancing solicitors fees

Your conveyancing solicitor's quote should clearly detail the legal fees, including VAT, that you pay when the property transaction is complete. These fees are paid to your conveyancer for the work they complete for you.


The quote will include necessary third-party costs, called disbursements, including Stamp Duty and property searches.

Read the terms and conditions

Some firms list extra charges in their terms and conditions, resulting in an inflated final bill. Watch out for undisclosed fees not included in your original quote, when you compare conveyancing quotes.

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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