At Compare My Move, we can connect you with up to 5 verified London conveyancing solicitors across Westminster, saving you up to 70% on your costs. All licensed conveyancers undergo our strict verification process and our dedicated team ensures they are regulated by either the SRA, CLC, LSS, CILEx or LSNI before joining us as a partner.
A conveyancer will handle the legal aspect of your property purchase, but they will also be responsible for organising essential searches on the property and land. These searches review potential issues such as the risk of flooding, radon gas levels, ground stability and contaminated land concerns in and around your future Westminster home.
99 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 3XD
Bishops Gate Law have many years of combined experience as a team in property law. We specialise in helping you with the legal side of the purchase and sale of a house.
"Very professional, helpful, and always truly accountable. Highly recommended."
Smith and Co Solicitors
Michael Smith & Co, Clarence House, Ipswich, IP4 2BN
Smith and Co Solicitors are a professional and friendly licensed conveyancer based in Ipswich. First established in 1990, we have over 25 years’ experience in the conveyancing industry.
Juno Property Lawyers Ltd, 43-51 New North Road, London, N1 6LU
Juno are a team of licensed conveyancers who will help you when you want to buy or sell a house.
"We are delighted with Juno's services as a conveyancing solicitor for a property in the Brighton area. Positives: Clear and transparent quote - clearly detailing inclusions/exclusions, sticking to the quote religiously (meaning, no additional demands were made), completely online dealing - we had to physically deal with maybe 1-2 pages (!), very clear instructions in non-legal language, decent communication through the process (like chasing us up when our inputs were needed) and responding (mostly) promptly to our emails - overall the process ran extremely smoothly and efficiently, to the extent we were caught off-guard and had to move sooner than we were anticipating! Even the sellers estate agent appreciated how smooth the process was for them they said Juno was the best online solicitor they ever worked with!Things that could be better: The entire thing feels like a black box, in that we were hearing from 5-6 individuals through the process and you miss a bit of a human connection - potentially a catch-up call mid-way through the process would have been good. Overall, we are completely satisfied and recommend this company whole-heartedly!"
Ross Coates Solicitors
Ross Coates Solicitors, Unit 5-7 Alpha Business Park, Ipswich, IP1 5LT
Ross Coates Solicitors have over 25 years providing our professional and trusted residential conveyancing service across Wales and England.
Alexander Grace Law
A G Law, 7 Kestrel Court, Burnley, BB11 5NA
Alexander Grace Law is an award-winning residential conveyancer, winning ESTAS Best Conveyancer in the North West and County in both 2018 and 2019.
"They were on top of matters. The team were always helpful and kept me informed on most issues. The only slight criticism is I found it hard sometimes to actually speak to someone on the phone which may well be a fault of mine as I am not good with online communication but we got through it."
Connect2law, 5 Kew Road, Richmond, TW9 2PR
Muve Conveyancers are proud to provide our expert conveyancing service across England and Wales.
"Fathima Nusra and Ann Caldera , were very helpful .There help was invaluable, they pushed and chased to get our completion on time .Thank you "
Moving Direct Property
Suffolk Enterprise Centre, Felaw Maltings, Ipswich, IP2 8SJ
Moving Direct Property can offer an expert and professional conveyancing service all across the UK. We specialise in helping with the sale of a property.
My Home Move Conveyancing
My Home Move Ltd, 5 Barton Close, Leicester, LE19 1SJ
At My Home Move Conveyancing, we understand that buying, selling and remortgaging a house can be a stressful process - that is why we provide professional conveyancing services to make the process clearer, easier and better for every client.
"So convenient and transparent. App is a little clunky but the dashboard more than makes up for it. Didnt have to talk to anyone on the phone beyond initial conversations which is great for me as I am very nervous on the phone. "
Brevis Conveyancing Solicitors
Brevis, Kings Court, Stevenage, SG1 2NG
Brevis Conveyancing Solicitors are a firm of client-based conveyancing solicitors offering help to home movers across the UK.
16 Prescot Street, London, E1 8AZ
Based in London, Ackroyd Legal are proud to provide their conveyancing services across the whole of the UK. Born from one of the fastest-growing, city-based law firms in recent times, brings together the best of the best.
Eden Conveyancing, Unit 7.19, Paintworks, Bristol, BS4 3EA
Eden Conveyancing are proud to help with the legal side of selling and buying a house.
Le Gros Solicitors
Le Gros Solicitors, 22 Windsor Place, Cardiff, CF10 3BY
Le Gros Solicitors are Cardiff-based conveyancers serving clients across England and Wales in areas such as London, Manchester, and Liverpool. We were established in 2011 and our experienced staff offer services across the residential and commercial sectors.
Conveyancing Marketing Services Ltd
Active Business Centre Ltd, St. Andrews Castle, Bury St. Edmunds, IP33 3PH
Here at Conveyancing Marketing Services Ltd, we aim to provide a top-quality conveyancing service to our clients. We cover many areas of England and Wales, such as Eastern London, Leicester, Luton, Nottingham, and Peterborough.We manage a panel of qualified conveyancers that will offer you a fixed price that’s reasonable. Customer service is at the heart of our business, and we aim to provide an efficient and accurate service.Whether you’re looking to hire a conveyancer for sale, purchase or both, we are here to help. Our conveyancers ensure everything is kept on track and that your purchase or sale runs smoothly. We talk you through the entire process so you’re always aware of the next steps.
Waterstone Solicitors, 171 Cannon Street Road, London, E1 2LX
Waterstone Legal is a London-based conveyancer who works in areas across London and surrounding areas including Bromley, Twickenham, and Southend-on-Sea. We are a London firm specialising in residential and commercial conveyancing including other areas of law. We provide conveyancing services at Fixed Fee No Sale No Fee No Hidden Fee.
National Accident Law, Bevan House, Kettering, NN15 6XR
Homeward Legal is a nationwide panel of conveyancing solicitors and property lawyers. We pride ourselves on our efficiency and work closely with all parties to ensure that your move goes smoothly with minimal delay.
Gateway 2 Conveyancing
Suite 1, 8th Floor, Eastgate House, Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 0AB
Gateway 2 Conveyancing is a Cardiff-based conveyancer serving areas across the country including Newport, Crewe, Brighton, and Blackpool. We have a team of legal professionals who are highly experienced to exceed your expectations.
March & Bloom Law
160 Merton Road, London, SW19 1EG
March & Bloom are an SRA Regulated & CQS Accredited Solicitor’s practice that focuses on all aspects of residential conveyancing. Our offices are based in Hounslow and Wimbledon and are driven to help and support our local community of buyers and sellers in South Western London, Twickenham, and North-Western Greater London.We offer a ‘round the clock’ service where we are able to cater to our clients outside of working hours and at the weekend. Here are March & Bloom Law, we understand the importance of using a solicitor that’s reasonably priced and local.
Floor 2 St Georges House,, 56 Peter Street, Manchester, M2 3NQ
Exclusive Legal is a Manchester-based conveyancer serving areas nationwide across England and Wales. We offer a wide array of services including purchase, sale, sale-and-purchase, and remortgage. We aim to make the buying and selling process easier for you by covering all technical aspects of the transactions.
A conveyancer's role is to guide you through the property transaction, explain any legal jargon and arrange vital searches on the home and surrounding area.
Over the past year, 2,207 existing properties were sold across the City of Westminster, compared to just 118 new builds according to the House Price Index. The highest increase in property prices in the area was for detached properties, rising 28.9% in December 2021 alone.
Once your offer is accepted, you should instruct your conveyancer straight away to get the process started. Here is what you can expect from your conveyancer:
Keep in mind, depending on the complexity of the transaction your conveyancer may have to carry out additional steps.
Data taken from UK House Price Index
We found that the average house price in the City of Westminster is £1,003,006. This means that the average conveyancing fees for buying a freehold property are £2,550 and £2,710 when buying a leasehold property. When selling a freehold property, the average costs are £2,430 and rise to £2,520 for leasehold.
Your total conveyancing costs will depend on a number of factors.
Your total conveyancing cost will differ depending on various factors. These include whether you are buying or selling, and the property location. You'll be expected to pay legal fees, disbursements, and searches. The searches include a full Local Authority Search. The average cost for a full Local Authority Search in Westminster is £200.
Data taken from Compare My Move’s Moving House Calculator
The conveyancing process takes around 159 days in the City of Westminster, which is the same as the national average.
The national average for the entire buying and selling process is 274 days. In Westminster, the entire process from the initial listing to the completion day is 297 days. This is 23 days more than the national average. This means that buyers will likely be waiting longer to move into their new homes.
Buying or selling a leasehold property is likely to take longer and any complications in the process will increase the time it takes for the transaction to complete.
Data taken from Get Agent
Your conveyancer will have to conduct conveyancing searches. They are a crucial part of the process and will highlight potential environmental issues that can affect the property. They look at various issues such as flood risk, subsidence, and radon gas levels.
The City of Westminster has a high risk of flooding, predominantly from surface water sources, according to Westminster Council’s website. Surface water flooding in Westminster is closely linked to the capacity of the drainage infrastructure, which includes highway gullies and the sewer system. As Westminster sits on the north bank of the Thames it is also potentially susceptible to both tidal and fluvial flooding.
Across London, there are subsidence issues due to the high clay content in the soil and a high volume of large buildings across a small area. Radon gas levels are low in the area and should not be a concern.