Second largest of the London boroughs by area, the London Borough of Hillingdon includes Hayes and Harlington, Uxbridge, and Yiewsley and West Drayton in the county of Middlesex. Hillingdon is home to Heathrow Airport, and Brunel University.
Although a largely residential area, Hillingdon has the 5th largest economy of the London boroughs. The extension of the Metropolitan Line has made central London easily accessible and led to a large expansion of housing and a lively property market.
Hillingdon conveyancing FAQs
How much is the Council Tax in London Borough of Hillingdon in 2021?
Hillingdon is situated in London Borough of Hillingdon. Council tax bands are:
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Are Hillingdon conveyancing fees fixed?
Some conveyancing solicitors in Hillingdon offer their services on a price per hour basis others work on a fixed fee.
Your expert solicitor will work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no sneaky extras. Your detailed quote will explain what the fees and disbursements will be when your house sale or purchase goes through.
If, for whatever reason, your house sale or purchase does not go ahead, you have the peace of mind of a No Move, No Fee guarantee.
Will I need property searches when buying a property in Hillingdon?
Searches are enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Hillingdon conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. Lenders also usually require conveyancing searches to be purchased.
I am buying a leasehold property in Hillingdon - what do I need to know?
Purchasing a leasehold house or flat is significantly more complex than buying a freehold property. The many potential problems lying in wait for an uninformed purchaser can include legally technical issues like and excessive freehold premiums.
Your solicitor will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.
What do I need to know if selling a leasehold property in Hillingdon?
The conveyancing process for a leasehold flat is significantly more time-consuming than for a freehold property.
The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in Hillingdon must carry out additional legal work. This can involve obtaining the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to insurance details.
To help mitigate the delays involved in selling a leasehold property, It is recommended that you instruct a property lawyer as soon as possible, ideally before putting the property on the market,.
I am buying a new build property in Hillingdon - what do I need to know?
The conveyancing process for acquiring a new build in Hillingdon is more complicated than buying an existing property.
A good solicitor in Hillingdon will need to be qualified to handle things like handling structural guarantees, investigating road and drainage issues and working with warranty providers, including NHBC, Advantage and Foundation.
I am remortgaging a property in Hillingdon - do I need a solicitor?
Yes you will need a solicitor to handle the legal side of the remortgage.
The base rate is now at 0.1% (Apr 2021). A good Hillingdon remortgage solicitor can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.
Your conveyancing solicitor can act for most UK lenders, so whether you are you are changing to a flexible mortgage with Santander or to a variable-rate mortgage with the Skipton Building Society, we can assist.
Will I need a solicitor in order to transfer equity in my Hillingdon home?
If your property is owned by one or more people and you wish to transfer ownership the property to someone else, you will need a solicitor to carry out a 'Transfer of Equity'. Your conveyancing solicitor can complete the process quickly for a low fixed fee. Your solicitor can also complete the legal work on an associated remortgage at the same time.
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If you are buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity in a property in Hillingdon, we can help you find an expert conveyancing solicitor.
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