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Moving to West London? Save on Your Property Conveyancing Costs

If you are moving to West London, Compare My Move can connect you with up to 5 London conveyancers. This allows you to compare quotes and save money on your conveyancing costs.

Every conveyancer and conveyancing solicitor is put through our strict verification process before being accepted as a partner on our network. This includes proving that they are regulated by either the SRA, CLC, LSS, LSNI, or CILEX. Once they're on board, our team of experts continuously monitors their performance to ensure that they are offering the best possible service.

A conveyancer will guide you through the process, explain any legal jargon and liaise with the relevant parties in the transaction. They will also arrange essential searches which can provide vital information about the home, the land it sits on and the surrounding area.

Our West London Conveyancing Solicitors

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    FAQs About Conveyancing in North West London

    We found that on average, conveyancing fees in West London are £1,800 when buying a property and £1,720 when selling a property. As for timescale, the conveyancing process reportedly takes approximately 159 days to complete in London. 

    All boroughs across the area show signs of subsidence issues, due to the close proximity to the city. There are low radon gas levels.

    Why Hire a West London Conveyancer?

    A conveyancer handles the legal side of your property transaction. Their role includes liaising with all parties involved in the process, explaining any legal jargon and arranging conveyancing searches on the property and surrounding land.

    The area of West London is made up of Richmond Upon Thames, Hounslow, Harrow, Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hillingdon. Over the past year, 17,909 existing properties were sold in the area, compared to just 916 new builds, according to the UK House Price Index. In Kensington & Chelsea, semi-detached properties increased the most in price, rising by 31.2% at their peak. In the other boroughs, detached properties rose the most, increasing by an average of 17.5%.

    If you instruct your conveyancer once your offer is accepted, you'll find that you have a more efficient process. Here is what you can expect from your conveyancer:

    • Draw up and check contracts
    • Liaise with other relevant parties
    • Paying fees on your behalf
    • Agreeing on a completion date
    • Arranging exchanging of contracts
    • Conducting conveyancing searches

    Depending on how complex your case is there may be other steps to the process, such as additional paperwork.

    Data taken from UK House Price Index

    How Much are Conveyancing Solicitor Fees in West London?

    Having researched the area, we found that the average house price in West London was £657,006. This was taken from the averages for each borough in the region. This means that the average conveyancing fees for buying a freehold property are £1,800 and £1,960 for leasehold properties. When selling a property, the average conveyancing fees are £1,720 for freehold properties and £1,880 for leasehold properties.

    Be aware that these are averages for the whole of West London and your conveyancing cost will differ depending on a variety of factors. These include the location of the property, the market at the time and how complex the transaction is. In addition to your legal costs you will be expected to pay disbursements and fees for searches. The searches include a full Local Authority Search. The average cost for a full Local Authority Search in West London is £236.66 including VAT. This is an average based on the costs for each borough in the area.

    Data taken from Compare My Move’s Moving House Calculator

    How Long Does Conveyancing Take in West London?

    Across West London, the conveyancing process takes around 159 days to complete, which is the same as the national average. however, the national average for the entire buying and selling process takes 274 days. In West London, the average timescale is 297 days. This means that buyers will have to wait longer to move into their new homes in the area.

    Be aware that if you have a complex case such as buying or selling a leasehold property, there may be delays or long waiting times. This is because extra documentation and paperwork will need to be completed and submitted by your conveyancer.

    Data taken from Get Agent

    What to Expect From Conveyancing Searches in West London?

    As part of the conveyancing searches, your conveyancer will arrange for essential searches on the property and surrounding area. These are a crucial part of the process and will highlight potential environmental issues that can affect the property. This includes all flood risks, subsidence and ground stability, details of contaminated land and previous industry in the area and radon gas levels.

    Flood risks in West London vary depending on where you are located. Richmond upon Thames, for example, has a low risk of flooding. Brent has a low to medium risk of flooding, while Hammersmith and Fulham, Harrow and Ealing have a high risk of flooding from surface water.

    The vast majority of London has subsidence issues due to the number of large buildings in a small area, in addition to the high clay content in the soil.

    Radon gas levels are low across the West London boroughs for the most part but be sure to read the details of your property searches and any other paperwork supplied by your conveyancer.

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