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The London Borough of Hounslow to the west of central London includes Chiswick, Isleworth, Brentford and Feltham and borders Richmond-on-Thames and Hammersmith and Fulham.

The borough has strong transport links to central London and is also close to Heathrow airport.

Its location has attracted many organisations who have their head offices in the borough.

There is extensive redevelopment along the Great West Road (A4), where new housing and offices are being built. The borough is well-served by major parks and gardens.

Hounslow Conveyancing: FAQs

Our Hounslow conveyancing experts answer some the most frequent questions asked by clients who are buying or selling a Hounslow property, or planning a remortgage or transfer of equity.

Buying property in Hounslow

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

The conveyancing process for buying a new build home in Hounslow is often more complex than other types of conveyancing.

A solicitor in Hounslow will need to be qualified to handle things like dealing with lender conditions, dealing with incomplete service connection agreements and checking new build warranties with warranty providers such as NHBC, Advantage and HAPM.

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.

How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in London Borough of Hounslow in 2022?

Hounslow 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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Are you paying more Council Tax than you should be?

Will I need property searches when buying a property in Hounslow?

Conveyancing searches are detailed enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Hounslow conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. Lenders also usually require conveyancing searches to be purchased.

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

I am buying a leasehold property in Hounslow - what do I need to know?

Purchasing a leasehold flat in the UK is more complicated than buying a freehold. The numerous common problems awaiting the unsuspecting purchaser can include legally technical issues like incomplete management company accounts and short leases.

Your solicitor will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

Read more:

What you need to know about buying a leasehold property

Should I be wary of buying a leasehold house?

Should I buy a property with a short lease?

Selling property in Hounslow

Does the conveyancing for selling leasehold take longer?

Yes. The legal work for selling leasehold properties usually takes longer.

The buyer's solicitor will need to review these documents, like a copy of the freehold property's buildings insurance and a current statement of service charges. The time required by your solicitor to get these documents together is usually the cause of these delays.

It can take weeks to collect the managing agent's information if the agent responsible for managing the property is slow or difficult to contact, so your lawyer ought to start this process before a buyer has even been found.

Read more:

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

Remortgaging in Hounslow

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

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

The official UK base rate is currently set at 1.25% (June 2022). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Hounslow can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

Property lawyers are on the panel for all major lenders, so no matter whether you are switching to an interest-only mortgage with Lloyds Bank or to a discounted-rate mortgage with Virgin Money, Quittance can help.

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Transferring equity in Hounslow

Will I need a solicitor if I am transferring equity in my Hounslow home?

When one or more joint owners of a property transfers (gifts or sells) their share in a property, this is called a 'transfer of equity'. A solicitor can carry out the legal process for a transfer of equity, register the new owner(s) of the property and take care of any Stamp Duty paperwork. Your conveyancing solicitor can complete the process for a fixed fee.

Get a transfer of equity conveyancing quote

Comparing Conveyancing Quotes in Hounslow

What's the difference between fees and disbursements?

Legal fees are paid to your property lawyer. Depending on your circumstances, these could include a gifted deposit fee or acting for mortgage lender fee.

Disbursements are costs paid to third parties, such as indemnity insurance providers.

How much should I be paying for conveyancing in 2022?

Market research in July, 2022 shows that the actual cost of conveyancing can vary significantly between property lawyers.

To accurately compare Hounslow conveyancing quotes, you should be aware of the potential additional fees charged by some solicitors that could increase the cost of your property sale or purchase.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2022?

General Hounslow property lawyers FAQs

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

Conveyancing fees can be broken down into fees and disbursements.

Disbursements are the third-party costs incurred on your behalf, for example Stamp Duty Land Tax or Official Entries. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

Your legal fees for buying or selling a house in Hounslow are fixed, - what you are quoted is what you pay

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Hounslow sale or purchase

Our online conveyancing fees calculator gives an instant conveyancing quote with a comprehensive list of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Hounslow sale or purchase.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2022?

How we can help you

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

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