West London conveyancing FAQs

How much council tax must I pay for a property in City of Westminster Council?

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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Read more about stamp duty:

What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

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

Are West London conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in West London offer their services on an hourly basis others work on a fixed fee.

Our panel of conveyancing solicitors work on a fixed legal fee basis, with no nasty surprises. Your conveyancing quote will explain what you will pay when your home sale or purchase completes.

If, for any reason at all, your home sale or purchase does not go ahead, you will be 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 West London?

Property searches are detailed questions submitted to a number of authorities by 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 the conveyancing on a leasehold property take

The vast majority of flats are leasehold. Buying a leasehold property will usually take more time than a freehold home because there is more to prepare and there are more parties involved.

Causes of numerous delays can range from slow receipt of the managing agent information to out-of-date contact information for the freeholder.

Quittance's expert leasehold solicitors look after hundreds of leasehold clients every month. Our proactive approach means fewer obstacles.

Is there anything to be aware of if selling a leasehold property in West London?

Conveyancing for a leasehold flat or house is much more difficult than for a freehold house.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in West London must undertake extra work, including getting the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to a copy of the lease.

In order to resolve any leasehold issues faster, It is highly recommended that the vendor contact a West London conveyancing solicitor as soon as the decision is made to sell.

Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my West London property?

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

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good West London remortgage solicitor might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

Our conveyancers can act for most UK lenders, so no matter whether you are moving to an interest-only mortgage with Britannia or to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Yorkshire Building Society, our remortgage specialists can help.

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