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Hayes conveyancing FAQs

How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in London Borough of Hillingdon?

Hayes is situated in London Borough of Hillingdon. Council tax bands are:

Band Hillingdon Council Tax (2021/22)
A £1,010.01
B £1,178.34
C £1,346.67
D £1,515.01
E £1,851.68
F £2,188.35
G £2,525.02
H £3,030.02

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Are Hayes conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Hayes carry out the conveyancing on an hourly rate and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

Your conveyancing solicitor will work on a fixed fee basis, with no nasty surprises. Your quote will set out what you will pay when your move completes.

If, for any reason at all, your move does not go ahead, you are covered by our No Move, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2021?

I'm purchasing a property in Hayes - which searches will I need?

The search pack for a standard property includes:

  • Official or Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Regulated Water Search
  • Residential Environmental Search
  • Chancel search liability

On occasion the initial search results will recommend specialist searches , for example a commons registration search.

To work out the total cost of searches on a Hayes purchase, try our conveyancing calculator.

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

How long does conveyancing take when buying a leasehold flat in Hayes?

The vast majority of flats are leasehold. Purchasing a leasehold home will usually take more time than a freehold house as there is greater complexity.

Examples of delays might include anything from incomplete service charge accounts to absent freeholders.

Quittance's expert leasehold solicitors complete the legal work for 100's of leasehold purchases each month. With specialist expertise there should be far fewer delays.

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

The conveyancing process for a leasehold flat (leasehold houses are not common) is much more time-consuming than for a freehold property.

Leasehold complexity involves extra work on the part of conveyancing solicitors in Hayes, such as collating the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to ascertaining if any excess payments are anticipated.

In order to resolve any leasehold problems faster, It is highly recommended that the vendor contact a Hayes conveyancing solicitor as soon as the property is marketed, if not before,.

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

Yes.

The base rate is now at 0.1% (Jan 2021). A good Hayes remortgage solicitor might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

Our conveyancing solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so no matter whether you are switching to a lifetime tracker mortgage with the Halifax or to a fixed-rate mortgage with Birmingham Midshires, our remortgage team can assist.

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I want to transfer equity in my Hayes 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'. Quittance's panel of conveyancing solicitors will take care of all the legal work required for a transfer of equity for a low fixed fee (including remortgage work if required).

How can Quittance help?

If you are buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity in a property in Hayes, our panel of expert conveyancing solicitors can help.

We aim to deliver a stress-free moving experience. We focus on proactive communication to help drive your sale or purchase forwards.

  • No Move, No Fee Guarantee
  • Fixed fee conveyancing service
  • Hayes experts
  • CQS-accredited panel solicitors
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