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Moving to Hammersmith and Fulham? Save on Your Property Conveyancing Costs

At Compare My Move, we can connect you with up to 6 verified London conveyancers in the borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. You can save money on your conveyancing fees. Our team checks that every conveyancer who joins us is regulated by either the SRA, CLC, LSS, CILEX, or LSNI. They must also pass our strict verification process.

When buying or selling a property, you will need a conveyancer to handle the legal aspect of the property sale. Your conveyancing solicitor will also be responsible for arranging essential searches. These include searches that highlight flood risks, ground stability, and radon gas levels.

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    FAQs About Conveyancing in Hammersmith and Fulham

    Our team found that the average conveyancing fee when buying a property in Hammersmith and Fulham is £2,000 and £1,910 when selling a property. The conveyancing process takes approximately 159 days to complete in Hammersmith and Fulham. 

    Research also found that there is a high risk of surface water flooding due to heavy rainfall leaking into basements. Subsidence is also an issue that you should be mindful of when buying a property in the area. However, radon gas levels are low so this shouldn't be a problem. 

    Why Hire a Hammersmith and Fulham Conveyancer?

    Your conveyancer's main responsibility is to guide you through the legalities of the purchase or sale. They will conduct essential searches and explain any legal jargon you don't understand.

    Hammersmith and Fulham is one of the most affluent boroughs in London. According to the UK House Price Index, 2,202 existing properties and 96 new builds were sold in the area across the past year. The highest price increase was seen with detached properties, with prices rising as much as 22.6%.

    It's advised that you instruct your conveyancer once your offer is accepted. This allows for an efficient process with minimal delay. Here is what you should expect from your conveyancer:

    • Checking through the contracts and raising any enquiries
    • Liaising with mortgage lenders and other third parties
    • Organising the exchange of contracts
    • Arranging a completion date
    • Conducting conveyancing searches
    • Paying disbursements on your behalf

    There are transactions that require your conveyancer to submit more paperwork and documentation. In these instances, there can be delays and higher costs.

    Data taken from UK House Price Index

    How Much are Conveyancing Solicitor Fees in Hammersmith and Fulham?

    Hammersmith and Fulham has an average house price of £742,281. This means that the average conveyancing fees when buying a property are £2,000 for freehold and £2,150 for leasehold. When selling a property, the average conveyancing fees are £1,910 for freehold properties and £2,050 for leasehold properties.

    Your disbursements, searches, and legal fees will make up your final conveyancing cost. In order to conduct searches, you will need to pay for a full Local Authority Search. In Hammersmith and Fulham, a full Local Authority Search costs £346.20 including VAT, according to the Council website.

    Your conveyancing cost can be impacted by factors such as the type of property, and whether you are buying or selling the property.

    Data taken from Compare My Move’s Moving House Calculator

    How Long Does Conveyancing Take in Hammersmith and Fulham?

    In Hammersmith and Fulham, it takes approximately 159 days to complete the conveyancing process. This is the same length of time across all London boroughs and matches the national average.

    From the initial listing to completion day, the buying and selling processes take around 297 days to complete. This is 23 days longer than the 274-day national average, meaning that properties are on the market for a longer period of time.

    The amount of time your transaction will take is dependent on various factors. If you purchase a freehold or are a first-time buyer, the process is much easier. Those purchasing leasehold properties or part of a property chain may encounter delays due to the extra paperwork.

    Data taken from Get Agent

    What to Expect From Conveyancing Searches in Hammersmith and Fulham?

    A key step when it comes to buying a house in the UK is the conveyancing process. This process includes conveyancing searches organised by your conveyancer. These searches can provide essential information on the property and the surrounding area. This ensures that you have a full overview of the home before completing the purchase.

    In Hammersmith and Fulham, there is a high risk of surface water flooding. This usually happens as a result of thunderstorms when heavy rainfall causes water to run off roofs. This can flood homes via the doorway or collect in the basements in the borough. High levels of rain can also cause sewers to overflow, contributing to flooding issues.

    Geobear's Subsidence Map shows that Hammersmith and Fulham experience high levels of subsidence. It is essential that you are aware of any potential risks around the home you are looking to purchase.

    West London has the lowest levels of Radon Gas found across London, with notably low amounts found in Hammersmith and Fulham. It is therefore unlikely that Radon Gas will be noted as a concern during your environmental searches.

    Data taken from Get The Data and Geobear's Subsidence Map