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 City of Westminster Council Tax (2018/19)
A £473.67
B £552.61
C £631.56
D £710.50
E £868.39
F £1026.28
G £1184.17
H £1421.00

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Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

How much stamp duty will I have to pay?

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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

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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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

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 0.75% (Feb 2019). 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.

Our conveyancing solicitors are on the panel for all major lenders, 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.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender