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Conveyancing in Twickenham

Conveyancing is the legal transfer of a property from a seller to a buyer. handled by a solicitor or licenced conveyancer. If you're looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Twickenham, you're in the right place. Get a fast & proactive solicitor from a nationwide panel of conveyancing experts.

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

Twickenham Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Twickenham

A suburban town in south-west London, Twickenham is known for its connection to rugby, hosting the Twickenham Stadium, the world's largest rugby stadium. The town boasts of beautiful river walks, a range of shops, and eateries.

Twickenham railway station provides services to Central London, making it a popular area for commuters. The town has a population of approximately 20,000.

Twickenham house prices

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

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Council Tax in Twickenham (2023/24)

Twickenham is in London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.

What does a conveyancing solicitor do?

During a property purchase, your conveyancer will handle all the legal elements of buying a property.

Your solicitor will order searches, raise enquires of the seller's solicitor, review the lease (if applicable) and complete any post-sale actions, like registering the property ownership with the Land Registry and paying Stamp Duty.

Twickenham conveyancing solicitors may also carry out checks for leasehold complexities, including short and defective leases.

Are you buying a property with a mortgage?

When buying a house or flat with a mortgage, it is standard practice for your solicitor to also act for the bank or building society.

Being a member of a lender's panel will mean your solicitor is able to represent your bank.

More than 100 mortgage lenders have approved our chosen panel lawyers. We can help you complete your Twickenham transaction smoothly.

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Buying in a conservation area

When you purchase a house or flat in a Twickenham conservation area, your solicitor will need to check for restrictions on how you can use the house or flat, including rubbish disposal issues or a breach of the conservation area 'Article 4 Directions'. Conservation areas in Twickenham and the Richmond upon Thames local authority include Kew Gardens, Sheen Lane (East Sheen), Mays Road, Thorne Passage and St James Avenue.

Buying a listed building

There are over 500,000 listed properties across the country, and around 840 of which are in London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.

Listed buildings and properties in and near to Twickenham include:

  • Victoria Lodge, 90 St Margarets Lodge, Twickenham, Richmond Upon Thames, Greater London Authority
  • Sion House, Railings And Piers, 2 Sion Road, Twickenham, Richmond Upon Thames, Greater London Authority
  • Brimsworth House, 72 Staines Road, Twickenham, Richmond Upon Thames, Greater London Authority
  • Hazeldene, 2 And 4 Trafalgar Road, Twickenham, Richmond Upon Thames, Greater London Authority
  • Twickenham Bridge And Attached Railings, Lamp Standards And Light Brackets, Twickenham Bridge, Twickenham, Richmond, Richmond Upon Thames, Greater London Authority

Buying and owning a listed property is not for the faint-hearted. Examples of the duties that listed building owners face include a duty to maintain the exterior appearance, and required consent for any alterations. Our specialist panel of property solicitors will help you understand 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 housing association, you will need shared ownership conveyancing. While it's a great option for buying your first home, shared ownership is more complex, as all properties are leasehold.

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

New Build Conveyancing

The conveyancing for buying a new build property in Twickenham is often more complex than other types of conveyancing.

An experienced solicitor in Twickenham will need to be qualified to handle things like handling unreasonable delays, investigating issues with drains and roads that serve the property and working with warranty providers, including NHBC Buildmark, Advantage and ACHI.

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Buying a leasehold property

Purchasing a leasehold flat in the UK can be complex. The many potential complications awaiting an uninformed buyer can include legally technical issues like and onerous clauses in the lease.

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

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Selling property in Twickenham

When you're looking to sell a home in Twickenham, you can expect your lawyer to first assemble all essential documents, including the sale contract and the TA6 and TA10 property information forms, and will help you answer these forms.

The lawyer will sort out potential snags, handle questions from the buyer's side and handle the mortgage redemption.

In order to assure a smooth transfer of ownership, your conveyancing solicitor will communicate effectively with all parties, such as estate agents and banks or building societies.

Is there anything to be aware of if selling a leasehold property in Twickenham?

The conveyancing process for a leasehold flat (leasehold houses are uncommon) is much more complex than for a more straightforward freehold house.

The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in Twickenham will need to conduct additional work, such as obtaining all relevant freeholder information, through to finding out if there are any payment arrears.

To reduce leasehold-related delays, It is strongly advised that the seller instruct a property lawyer as soon as is practicable.

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Remortgage conveyancing

The official base rate is 5.25% (15 July, 2024)

Before you instruct a remortgage solicitor, your solicitor must be able to act for your chosen mortgage lender.

We work with solicitors who are approved members of the majority of mortgage lenders. Whether you are switching to an equity release mortgage from Leeds Building Society or taking out a variable rate mortgage from Swansea Building Society, we can help you.

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Transfer of equity in Twickenham

Whether you are buying out an ex-partner after a separation, estate planning or transferring the ownership of your home to your daughter, son or other family member, you'll need a transfer of equity solicitor or licensed conveyancer. Your conveyancer will deal with the legal work for a guaranteed fixed fee.

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Conveyancing fees

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

Disbursements

Disbursements are third-party expenses incurred during the purchase, sale or other conveyancing transaction. Examples of disbursements include Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT), HM Land Registry fees and property searches.

Check what's included in your conveyancing quote

Some firms may set out extra costs in the small print. This can mean an inflated final bill. When comparing quotes, make sure you question any charges not set out in your initial 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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