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Moving to Westminster? Save on Your Conveyancing Costs

At Compare My Move, we can connect you with up to 6 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.

Our Westminster Conveyancing Solicitors

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    FAQs About Conveyancing in Westminster

    Our team found that the average conveyancing fees in Westminster are £2,550 when buying a property and £2,430 when selling a property. The conveyancing process takes approximately 159 days to complete in the London area.

    There are high flood risks across the City of Westminster and evidence of subsidence. The radon gas levels in the area are low.

    Why Hire a Westminster Conveyancer?

    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.

    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:

    • Checking through the contracts
    • Liaising with other relevant parties
    • Paying disbursements on your behalf
    • Agreeing on a completion date
    • Arranging the exchange of contracts
    • Conducting conveyancing searches

    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

    How Much Are Conveyancing Solicitor Fees in Westminster?

    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

    How Long Does Conveyancing Take in Westminster?

    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

    What to Expect From Conveyancing Searches in Westminster

    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.

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