Part of Greater London, the borough of Ealing is a district 8 miles west of Charing Cross station, with an easy commute into central London. Its significant commercial and retail centre means it has been identified as a major metropolitan centre within the London Plan, yet still there are plenty of parks in which to enjoy the open air.
Famous for its film studios and Blues Club, Ealing is a thriving base for filmmakers and musicians and its summer festival attracts top performance artists and bustling crowds.
Ealing conveyancing FAQs
How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in London Borough of Barnet?
Ealing is situated in London Borough of Barnet. Council tax bands are:
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How much are conveyancing fees for buying or selling a home in Ealing?
Conveyancing fees will include fees and disbursements.
Conveyancing disbursements are the costs payable as part of a conveyancing transaction, paid out on your behalf, for example Land Registry fees or Office Copies. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.
Your solicitor's legal fees for buying or selling a house in Ealing are fixed, - your fixed fee conveyancing quote will have no additional fees
Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Ealing home move
Our online conveyancing fees calculator can give you a comprehensive conveyancing quote including all of the legal costs involved in buying and selling your home.
I'm buying a house in Ealing which property searches will I require?
The search pack for a standard property includes:
- Local Authority Search
- Regulated Water Search
- Environmental Search
- Chancel liability insurance
Sometimes the results of the standard searches will necessitate specialist searches , for example a radon gas search.
To check the total cost of searches on a Ealing house or flat use our conveyancing calculator.
I am buying a leasehold property in Ealing - what do I need to know?
Purchasing a leasehold house or flat in the UK can be complicated. The many potential complications awaiting the unsuspecting purchaser can include legally technical issues like overpriced managing agent packs and onerous clauses in the lease.
A good property lawyer will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.
Does it take longer to sell a leasehold property?
Yes. Sale conveyancing for a leasehold house or flat can take much longer.
The buyer's solicitor will want to see these documents, including a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property. The time needed by the seller's conveyancer to source this information is the common cause of such delays.
It can take weeks to collect the managing agent's information if it is difficult to contact the managing agent or landlord, so your lawyer should commence this even before a sale has been agreed.
I am buying a new build property in Ealing - what do I need to know?
The conveyancing for acquiring a new build property in Ealing can be complicated compared to other types of conveyancing.
Your solicitor in Ealing must be able to deal with things like handling deposits, checking planning conditions have been fulfilled and registering ownership with warranty providers such as NHBC, Advantage HCI and HAPM.
Our highly experienced team of new build conveyancing solicitors are experts in working with buyers towards the best possible outcome and working to tight developer deadlines.
I am remortgaging a property in Ealing - do I need a solicitor?
The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Ealing remortgage solicitor will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.
Conveyancing solicitors on the panel for all major lenders - so no matter whether you are changing to a fixed-rate mortgage with Birmingham Midshires or to a repayment mortgage with the Barnsley Building Society, our remortgage specialists can help.