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Feltham Conveyancing: FAQs

These Feltham conveyancing questions cover some of the terms property lawyers and conveyancers use, and address matters that home buyers and sellers most often face during the conveyancing process.

Buying property in Feltham

I am buying a new build property in Feltham - what do I need to know?

The conveyancing for acquiring a new build property in Feltham is more complicated than buying an existing property.

An experienced solicitor in Feltham must be able to deal with things like handling the uncertainties of buying off plan, confirming right of way over drains and sewers and registering ownership with warranty providers, including NHBC, Advantage HCI and Aedis.

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Buying a new build property off plan - what you need to know.

What you need to check before buying a new build home.

How much is the Council Tax in London Borough of Hounslow in 2022?

Feltham is situated in London Borough of Hounslow. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band Hounslow Council Tax (2022/23)
A £1,182.79
B £1,379.92
C £1,577.05
D £1,774.18
E £2,168.44
F £2,562.70
G £2,956.97
H £3,548.36

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I'm buying a property in Feltham - which searches will I need?

The standard search pack will include:

  • Official or Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Residential Environmental Search
  • Drainage and Water Search
  • Chancel liability insurance

On occasion the results of the standard searches will necessitate further searches , for example a specialist environmental search.

To find out the total cost of searches on a Feltham house or flat, get a conveyancing quote.

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What are conveyancing searches when buying a home and do I need them?

Selling property in Feltham

What do I need to know if selling a leasehold property in Feltham?

The conveyancing process for a leasehold flat is a great deal more protracted compared to a freehold house.

The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in Feltham must undertake additional legal work, and this could include getting the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to details of common parts management.

So as to resolve any leasehold-related problems sooner, It is strongly advised that the vendor contact a Feltham conveyancing solicitor as early in the process as possible, and ideally before going on the market.

Remortgaging in Feltham

I am remortgaging a property in Feltham - do I need a solicitor?

Yes you will need a solicitor to handle the legal side of the remortgage.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 1.25% (June 2022). A good Feltham remortgage solicitor might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

Property solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so whether you are you are switching to an interest-only mortgage with Lloyds Bank or to a repayment mortgage with Virgin Money, Quittance can help.

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Transferring equity in Feltham

I want to transfer equity in my Feltham property - how does this work?

If you jointly own property with one or more other people and you wish to transfer ownership of your share in the property to someone else, you will need a solicitor to carry out a 'Transfer of Equity'. Your conveyancing solicitor will take care of all the legal work required for a transfer of equity for a low fixed fee (including remortgage work if required).

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Comparing Conveyancing Quotes in Feltham

What's the difference between fees and disbursements?

A key difference between conveyancing fees and disbursements is who they are paid to.

Legal fees are paid to your solicitor for the work they do, whereas disbursements are paid through your solicitor to third parties like estate agents.

How much should I be paying in conveyancing legal fees in 2022?

Hidden fees and potential additional costs could unexpectedly add to your final conveyancing bill, so when you are comparing Feltham conveyancing quotes, you should check what each quote does include. If a fee is included in one online quote but not another, check the small print.

If you are buying a leasehold property, with Help to Buy, or a share of freehold, check if there is an additional charge for this extra work.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2022?

General Feltham property lawyers FAQs

How much are conveyancing fees for buying or selling a home in Feltham?

Conveyancing fees are comprised of legal fees and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the third-party costs incurred on behalf of a buyer or seller, for example Land Registry fees or Office Copies. Legal fees are for the solicitor's legal work.

Your solicitor's legal fees for buying or selling a house in Feltham are fixed, which means that for a standard conveyancing transaction, what you are quoted is what you pay

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Feltham property sale or purchase

Our online conveyancing fees calculator gives an instant conveyancing quote with a detailed breakdown of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Feltham sale or purchase.

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How long does leasehold conveyancing take in Feltham?

Almost every flat in the UK is leasehold. The conveyancing for leasehold property will usually take more time than freehold property as the landlord or managing agent are involved.

Causes of numerous delays can range from missing leasehold documents to uncontactable landlords.

Leasehold specialists handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month, and our proactive approach can mean faster conveyancing.

How we can help you

If you are buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity in a property in Feltham and need an expert conveyancing solicitor, we can take care of the legal side of your move.

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