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Situated 20 miles west of central London and only a 20-minute train journey to Paddington, Slough has the highest concentration of global corporate HQs outside the capital.

Its employment opportunities have been attracting people from across the country and around the world since the 1920s, shaping into a vibrant trading centre. At only 1.4%, unemployment levels are a third of the national average.

With 42 parks and open spaces and the Slough branch of the Grand Union Canal offering cycling and walking opportunities along its towpath, Slough is an ideal location to bring up young families.

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Slough conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in Slough Borough Council?

Slough is situated in Slough Borough Council. Council tax bands are:

Band Slough Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1055.51
B £1231.42
C £1407.34
D £1583.26
E £1935.10
F £2286.93
G £2638.77
H £3166.52

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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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Read more about stamp duty:

What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

Are Slough conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Slough offer services on an hourly rate and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

Our property lawyers work on a fixed fee basis, with no unexpected 'add-ons'. Your quote will set out exactly what the conveyancing fees and costs will be when your property sale or purchase completes.

If, for whatever reason, your property sale or purchase does not go ahead, you will be covered by our No Move, 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 Slough?

Searches are detailed questions submitted to a number of authorities by Slough 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 Slough - what do I need to know?

requires a number of extra steps when compared to buying a freehold. The many potential complications awaiting the unsuspecting purchaser can include legally technical issues like unpaid service charges by the existing leaseholder and marriage value issues.

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

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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?

Does sale conveyancing take longer for leasehold?

Yes. Sale conveyancing for a leasehold house or flat usually takes longer.

The buyer's solicitor will expect to see these documents. These could include an up-to-date statement of service charges and a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property. The time needed by to get these documents together is the common cause of such delays.

It can take weeks to collect this paperwork if the managing agent or landlord is slow or difficult to contact, so your solicitor should get this underway even before a sale has been agreed.

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

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

The conveyancing process for buying a new build in Slough can be complicated compared to other types of conveyancing.

A property lawyer in Slough must be able to deal with things like dealing with failures to arrange warranty provider inspections, confirming right of way over drains and sewers and working with warranty providers such as NHBC Buildmark, Advantage HCI and BLP.

Our award-winning team of new build solicitors are experts in representing buyers to achieve a successful transaction and working to tight developer deadlines.

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Buying a new build property off plan - what you need to know.

What you need to check before buying a new build home.

I am remortgaging a property in Slough - 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 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Slough can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

Our conveyancing team are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so no matter whether you are changing to a 95% mortgage with Santander or to a two-year discount with the Allied Irish Bank, we can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender