Local information

The district of Fulham forms part of the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham in west London, north of the River Thames. It has a history of industry and enterprise, including the building of the London Underground and early aviation.

Property prices are high - the 4th most expensive in London, although they do vary by district, with Hammersmith and Shepherds Bush being more affordable than Parson's Green and Fulham. Over 19% of the borough is green space - the largest park is Wormwood Scrubs to the north. Transport connections via the underground are good throughout the district.

Fulham conveyancing FAQs

How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham?

Fulham is situated in London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham Council Tax (2018/19)
A £681.36
B £794.92
C £908.48
D £1022.04
E £1249.16
F £1476.28
G £1703.40
H £2044.08

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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

Can I claim stamp duty relief as a first time buyer?

Are Fulham conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Fulham provide legal services on an hourly basis others work on a fixed fee.

Quittance's property lawyers work on a fixed fee basis, with no unexpected 'add-ons'. Your detailed quote will set out exactly what the conveyancing fees and costs will be when your transaction goes through.

If, for whatever reason, your transaction does not go ahead, you will be covered by our No Sale, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm buying a home in Fulham which property searches will I require?

The search pack for a standard property includes:

  • Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Regulated Drainage and Water Search
  • Environmental Search
  • Chancel liability insurance (if required)

Occasionally the initial search results will recommend further searches , for example a radon gas search.

To check the price of searches on a Fulham property try our conveyancing calculator.

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

How long does leasehold conveyancing take in Fulham?

The vast majority of flats are leasehold. Purchasing a leasehold home can take weeks longer than a freehold home as the freeholder and/or managing agent are also involved.

Causes of numerous delays can range from slow delivery of managing agents' documents to an absent freeholder.

Quittance's expert leasehold solicitors handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month. With specialist expertise there should be far fewer delays.

Does a leasehold property take longer to sell?

Yes, it can take considerably longer to conduct the conveyancing to sell a leasehold home when compared to conveyancing on a freehold house.

The buyer's solicitor will want to see this leasehold-related paperwork, like management company information and an up-to-date statement of service charges. The time needed by your lawyer to source this information is the common cause of such delays.

It can take a long time to gather this paperwork if it is difficult to contact the managing agent, so your solicitor should start this process as soon as possible.

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Selling a leasehold flat? What to do before going on the market

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

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

A conveyancer in Fulham must be able to deal with things like handling equity loan schemes, ensuring that the contract is in the buyer's favour and working with warranty providers such as NHBC, Advantage HCI and Global Home Warranties.

Our award-winning team of new build conveyancing solicitors are well versed in helping buyers get the best possible outcome and working to tight developer deadlines.

Read more:

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

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

Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Fulham property?

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Fulham remortgage solicitor might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

Our property lawyers are on the panel for all major lenders, so whether you are you are moving to an interest-only mortgage with the Halifax or to a capped-rate mortgage with the Furness Building Society, Quittance can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender