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North West London conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in City of Westminster Council?

North West London is situated in City of Westminster Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band Westminster Council Tax (2021/22)
A £521.33
B £608.21
C £695.10
D £781.99
E £955.77
F £1,129.54
G £1,303.32
H £1,563.98

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Are North West London conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in North West London offer their services on an hourly basis and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

Our conveyancing solicitors work on a fixed fee basis, with no unexpected 'add-ons'. Your conveyancing quote will explain in detail 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 are covered by our No Sale, No Fee guarantee.

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Will I need property searches when buying a property in North West London?

Property searches are detailed questions submitted to a number of authorities by North West London conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. Mortgage 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?

How long does leasehold conveyancing take in North West London?

Over 90% of flats in the UK are leasehold. Leasehold houses are less common, but there are still an estimated 1 million such properties across the country. Buying leasehold property can take weeks longer than a freehold home as the freeholder and/or managing agent are also involved.

Examples of delays might include anything from incomplete managing agent information to an unreachable freeholder.

Our expert leasehold conveyancing team handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month, and our proactive approach means delays are less likely to occur.

What do I need to know if selling a leasehold property in North West London?

The legal work for a leasehold flat (houses are rarely leasehold) is a great deal more complex in comparison with a freehold house.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in North West London will usually undertake additional tasks, which could include collating an up-to-date service charge statement, through to details of historical insurance claims.

So as to resolve any leasehold-related delays sooner, It is strongly advised that you instruct a lawyer as soon as is practicable.

I am remortgaging a property in North West London - do I need a solicitor?

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.1% (Jan 2021). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in North West London should be able to complete the conveyancing quickly and get you onto your new rate without delay.

Conveyancing solicitors on the panel for every major lender - so whether you are you are moving to an offset mortgage with the NatWest or to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Barnsley Building Society, we can assist.

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Can Quittance carry out the conveyancing for transferring equity in my North West London property?

A 'transfer of equity' involves changing the ownership structure of a property by adding or removing an owner (or owners) from the deeds. Reasons for an equity transfer include:

  • Transferring a property into joint ownership after a marriage or civil partnership.
  • Removing an ex-partner from the deeds after a divorce.
  • Giving a property to a child or other relative.
  • Removing a co-owner who wishes to sell their share.

Quittance's panel of conveyancing solicitors will carry out all the legal work required for your transfer of equity for a low, fixed fee.

How can Quittance help?

If you are buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity in a property in North West London, 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
  • North West London experts
  • CQS-accredited panel solicitors
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