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Conveyancing in Uxbridge

Conveyancing is when a solicitor transfers the legal ownership of a property from one individual to another. If you need a solicitor for conveyancing in Uxbridge, we can help you with fast & proactive conveyancing from a national panel of conveyancing specialists.

We have helped clients in Uxbridge 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.

Uxbridge Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Uxbridge

A town in west London, Uxbridge is known for its shopping centres, variety of eateries, and Brunel University. The area offers a mix of urban living and suburban comfort.

Uxbridge Underground station provides services on the Metropolitan and Piccadilly lines, making it a convenient location for commuters. The town has a population of approximately 26,000.

Uxbridge house prices

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

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Council Tax in Uxbridge (2023/24)

Uxbridge 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 an Uxbridge conveyancing solicitor do?

Your property lawyer will handle all the legal elements of buying a home. This means performing due diligence on the property purchase, such as raising questions for the seller's solicitor, obtaining searches from authorities including Hillingdon Council and registering your ownership of the property at HMLR.

Uxbridge conveyancing solicitors may also undertake checks for issues related to flats, such as spiralling ground rents.

Purchasing a property with a mortgage?

If you are buying with a mortgage, your solicitor will check the property to confirm that the property is worth the loan that the bank or building society will provide.

If your conveyancing solicitor isn't accepted on your mortgage provider's panel, it could take weeks longer to buy your house.

Over 100 lenders have approved our chosen panel lawyers, so we can help you complete your Uxbridge transaction smoothly.

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We can also help home buyers in Uxbridge with the legal work for:

Conservation area

When buying a house or flat in an Uxbridge conservation area, your solicitor will check for restrictions on how you can use the house or flat, including area consents or local byelaws. Conservation areas in Uxbridge and the Hillingdon local authority include The Glen, Northwood, Botwell, Nestles and Widewater Lock.

Buying a listed building

Approximately 500,000 listed properties exist in England and Wales, 433 of which are in London Borough of Hillingdon.

Listed buildings and properties in and around Uxbridge include:

  • Outbuilding At Hubbards Farm, West Drayton Road, Colham Green, Uxbridge, Hillingdon, Greater London Authority
  • 101 Park Avenue, Hillingdon, Uxbridge, Hillingdon, Greater London Authority
  • Uxbridge Lido, Park Road, Uxbridge, Hillingdon, Greater London Authority
  • Entrance Building Uxbridge Lido, Park Road, Uxbridge, Hillingdon, Greater London Authority
  • North Fountain Uxbridge Lido, Park Road, Uxbridge, Hillingdon, Greater London Authority

Listed buildings come with complex rules that the owner must adhere to. Examples of the obligations placed upon listed building owners include use of traditional methods and materials for maintenance, required consent for any alterations and an obligation to maintain the property's surroundings in a manner consistent with its historic character. Our expert solicitor panel will advise you on what duties your ownership will impose.

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Shared Ownership

You will need shared ownership conveyancing, when you buy a share in a property from a social housing provider. Shared ownership conveyancing is more involved. This is because contracts are more complicated, and housing associations work to tight deadlines.

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

New Build Conveyancing

The legal work for purchasing a new build in Uxbridge is more complicated than buying an existing property.

A conveyancing solicitor in Uxbridge will need to be qualified to handle things like handling equity loan schemes, verifying rights of access and working with warranty providers, including NHBC, Advantage and Capital Warranties.

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Selling property in Uxbridge

At the start of the property selling process in Uxbridge, your lawyer will compile key documents, including the various property information forms and the draft contract.

The lawyer's duties entail sorting out potential snags and answering enquiries from the buyer's solicitor.

The solicitor will also coordinate with all parties, like estate agents, landlords and lenders, so your transfer of ownership completes without delay.

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

Conveyancing for a leasehold flat is significantly more involved than for a more straightforward freehold house.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Uxbridge must undertake additional legal work, including collating all relevant freeholder information, through to a copy of the service charge budget for the current year.

In order to resolve any leasehold issues faster, It is strongly advised that the vendor contact a property lawyer as early in the process as possible, and preferably before going on the market,.

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Remortgaging a property in Uxbridge

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

You should check the solicitor you have selected is an approved member of your lender's panel before you instruct your solicitor.

Quittance panel solicitors can act for over 100 building societies and banks. Whether you are changing to a discount mortgage with Halifax or moving to a first time buyer mortgage with Cynergy Bank, we can assist.

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Transfer of equity in Uxbridge

Whether you are inheritance tax (IHT) planning, transferring the ownership of your property to a child or buying out a co-owner, you'll need a solicitor who specialises in transfers of equity.

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

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How much does conveyancing cost in Uxbridge?

Solicitors' fees

The 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 legal services they provide.

Disbursements

Disbursements are additional costs on top of your conveyancer's fees for third-party costs incurred on your behalf. Third-party disbursements include Stamp Duty and Land Registry fees.

Are the conveyancing fees fixed?

When you compare conveyancing quotes, make sure you question any charges not set out in your initial quote. Some firms include additional fees in the small print. This can lead to an inflated final bill.

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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