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Conveyancing in Ruislip

Conveyancing is the legal transfer of a property from a seller to a buyer. handled by a solicitor or licenced conveyancer. If you need a solicitor for conveyancing in Ruislip, we can help you with fast & proactive conveyancing from a national panel of conveyancing specialists.

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

Ruislip Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Ruislip

A suburban area in West London, Ruislip is known for its charming high street, Ruislip Lido, and the beautiful Ruislip Woods. It offers an appealing suburban lifestyle with easy access to central London. Ruislip has a population of approximately 31,000.

Ruislip house prices

The average price paid for a property in Ruislip between February and March 2024 was £282,776 (updated June 2024).

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Council Tax in Ruislip (2023/24)

Ruislip is in London Borough of Hillingdon.

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 Ruislip conveyancing solicitor do?

Your conveyancer will address all the legal details of buying a property. They will order property searches, raise questions for the seller, review contracts and ensure that post-purchase requirements, including paying Stamp Duty Land Tax and registering the property ownership with the Land Registry, are completed.

Further to the standard checks and searches, Ruislip conveyancing solicitors could also undertake checks for leasehold issues, such as excessive service charges and ground rents.

Are you taking out a mortgage?

As part of the conveyancing process, your solicitor also has to handle legal due diligence on behalf of the bank arranging your mortgage. If your solicitor is not on your bank's panel, your purchase could take significantly longer to complete and also cost more.

We work with solicitors who can represent the vast majority of building societies, banks and lenders, from major banks like TSB to smaller, specialist lenders including NRAM - facilitating a quicker completion of your transaction.

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We can also assist Ruislip home movers with the conveyancing for:

Buying a home in a conservation area

When purchasing a home in a conservation area, your property lawyer will check for planning approval issues, e.g. lack of building regulations for alterations or obligations towards property maintenance.

Conservation areas in Ruislip and across the Hillingdon local authority include Harmondsworth Village, Rockingham Bridge, Green Lane, Northwood Town Centre and Old Uxbridge / Windsor Street.

Listed buildings

Somewhere in the region of 500,000 listed properties exist across the country - around 430 of which are in London Borough of Hillingdon.

Ruislip listed buildings and properties include:

  • Church Of St Paul, Thurlstone Road, Ruislip, Hillingdon, Greater London Authority
  • Monument To Annie Hall Northeast Of War Memorial And Behind Number 39 In St Martins Churchyard, High Street, Ruislip, Hillingdon, Greater London Authority
  • Cherry Cottage, Wiltshire Lane, Pinner, Ruislip, Hillingdon, Greater London Authority
  • The Swan Inn, High Street, Ruislip, Hillingdon, Greater London Authority
  • Old Barn House, High Road, Eastcote, Ruislip, Hillingdon, Greater London Authority

Buying and owning a listed property is not for the faint-hearted. Our expert conveyancing solicitor panel will offer guidance on the additional legal obligations your planned listed building purchase will entail. Examples include consent for additions like solar panels, and an obligation to use specialist contractors.

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Buying a Shared Ownership property

The legal process when buying a shared ownership property means paying a reduced percentage share of the property. Although taking this approach makes property ownership more attainable, shared ownership conveyancing is more involved, because contracts are more complex and may contain restrictive covenants.

If you need conveyancing to purchase a shared ownership property, or for staircasing, your solicitor can assist you with every aspect of the purchase process.

Leasehold flats

Almost all flats are leasehold. There are also an estimated 1 million leasehold houses throughout the country. The legal work for leasehold property will usually take more time than a freehold house because there is more work involved and there are more parties involved.

Examples of delays might include anything from incomplete service charge accounts to out-of-date contact information for the freeholder.

Our expert leasehold conveyancing team handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month. With specialist expertise there should be far fewer delays.

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Selling property in Ruislip

At the start of the property selling process in Ruislip, your conveyancing solicitor will arrange all the necessary documentation, including ID forms and the draft contract.

Their role involves resolving issues like absence of easement and responding to enquiries from the buyer's solicitor.

Your solicitor will coordinate with both sides, like agents, managing agents and lenders, ensuring that the sale completes without delay.

Does sale conveyancing take longer for leasehold?

Compared to freehold property, yes. The legal work for selling leasehold houses or flats can result in long delays.

The buyer's conveyancer must review this leasehold-related paperwork, like a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property and an up-to-date statement of service charges. The time it takes the seller's conveyancer to source this information is commonly the source of delays.

It can take weeks to collect this information if the landlord or managing agent is slow or difficult to contact, so the seller's solicitor should commence this even before a sale has been agreed.

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Remortgage in Ruislip

The base interest rate is 5.25% (24 June, 2024)

You should always check your lawyer's lender panel membership before you instruct your solicitor.

We work with solicitors who are on the solicitor panels of over 100 banks and building societies. Whether you are switching to an offset mortgage from HSBC or moving to a variable rate mortgage with Cynergy Bank, we can assist.

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Ruislip Transfer of equity

Whether you are resolving joint ownership, inheritance tax planning or gifting a property, you will need a solicitor to carry out a transfer of equity. Your lawyer will handle all the required documentation for a guaranteed fixed fee.

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How much are solicitors' conveyancing fees in Ruislip?

When you are comparing quotes, it isn't always easy to be certain you are comparing like to like.

Conveyancing solicitors fees

These fees are what your solicitor or conveyancer charges you for the tasks they complete during your property transaction. Your solicitor's quote will set out the legal fees (inc. VAT) that you pay when the property transaction is complete.

Disbursements

Disbursements are fees that your solicitor or conveyancer will have to pay on your behalf for third-party services. Third-party disbursements include Stamp Duty and Land Registry fees.

Check what's included in your quote

Some firms set out additional charges in their terms and conditions. This can lead to a higher-than-expected final bill. Beware of extra fees, when comparing 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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