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When purchasing a home in Harrow, you will need a reliable London conveyancer to assist with the legal side of the process. They will explain any legal jargon you are unsure of and also conduct conveyancing searches. These searches will uncover any environmental or legal issues on the property.

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    FAQs About Conveyancing in Harrow

    The average conveyancing fees in Harrow cost £1,750 when buying and £1,640 when selling. The conveyancing process takes approximately 159 days to complete. 

    Our dedicated team also discovered that whilst the risk of radon gas is not high in Harrow, the area is at a high risk for flash flooding. Subsidence can also be a major issue for homeowners making the conveyancing searches a vital factor for Harrow buyers. All of these potential issues should be highlighted by your conveyancer if found to be a concern. 

    Why Hire a Harrow Conveyancer?

    Your conveyancer is there to guide you through the legal aspect of the buying and selling processes. This means that they will explain any legal jargon you don't understand and conduct vital conveyancing searches.

    Over the last year, 2,110 existing properties and 26 new build properties were sold in Harrow, according to the UK House Price Index. Detached properties increased the most in price, rising by 11.4% in February 2022. Instructing a conveyancer as soon as your offer is accepted will ensure that you have a smooth transaction.

    Here are some of the duties you can expect your conveyancer to carry out:

    • Liaise with the mortgage lenders and other relevant parties
    • Arrange and agree on a completion date
    • Organise the exchange of contracts
    • Conduct necessary conveyancing searches
    • Pay any disbursements on your behalf such as Stamp Duty
    • Check through the contract and raise any enquiries

    Your conveyancer may have to carry out more tasks depending on the case. Buying and selling leasehold properties, for example, can take more time and paperwork. This is why conveyancer fees are higher when dealing with leasehold properties.

    Data taken from UK House Price Index

    How Much are Conveyancing Solicitor Fees in Harrow?

    Harrow has an average house price of £503,980. This means that the average conveyancing fees when buying a freehold property are £1,750 and £1,860 for leasehold properties. When selling a property, conveyancing fees are £1,640 for freehold properties and £1,780 for leasehold properties.

    The total conveyancing cost is a combination of legal fees, conveyancing search fees, and disbursements. There are other factors that can impact the cost such as location and whether you are buying or selling the property.

    You will need your conveyancer to conduct a variety of searches to ensure that the property is not subject to environmental damage. One crucial search is the full Local Authority Search. In Harrow, this costs £293.40 including VAT, according to the Harrow Council website.

    Data taken from Compare My Move’s Moving House Calculator

    How Long Does Conveyancing Take in Harrow?

    Our team discovered that the conveyancing process takes approximately 159 days to complete in Harrow. This matches the national average, which is also 159 days.

    The entire process takes longer in Harrow compared to the national average. The entire buying and selling processes take 297 days approximately which is 23 days more than the national average of 274. The length of time between the initial listing and the buyer or seller receiving an offer takes 139 days against a national average of 115 days.

    The length of time is dependent on a multitude of factors, such as the difficulty of the case. For example, if you are part of a property chain, you may experience more delays. This is because you will likely be selling a property as well as buying. This requires more paperwork and documentation.

    Data taken from Get Agent

    What to Expect From Conveyancing Searches in Harrow?

    Conveyancing searches are a crucial part of the buying process. The searches will detect any legal or environmental problems with the property. Some examples include the Environmental Search and the Water & Drainage Search.

    Harrow is within three river catchments, it is a high-risk area for flash floods. Properties near rivers and streams are at risk when there is heavy rainfall.

    As Harrow is a large London town, there will be a lot of pressure added onto the ground due to the densely-packed locations and mass amounts of buildings. This can sometimes result in ground instability and lead to major issues such as landslides and subsidence. This makes the Environmental Search even more vital as issues like these can affect the safety and value of a property.

    Harrow is not a high-risk area for radon gas. Some areas like Ruislip, Pinner, and those nearest to London have a small to medium risk. Overall, the centre of Harrow does not seem to be greatly affected by radon gas.

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