By Frances Traynor
19th October 2017
"Working together is critical for a speedier home move."
If you are buying, selling or remortgaging a house or flat in Westminster, you will need to appoint a lawyer to carry out the legal work for you.
Our property lawyers have many years experience helping home buyers and sellers in Westminster and all over Central London and our pragmatic approach means we move you in the shortest possible time.
Conveyancing solicitors who carry out all the conveyancing work for your house move for a fixed fee.
We do not charge you any property legal fees, if your London move does not complete.
With area conveyancing experience, our solicitors will guide you through every aspect of the legal process.
No additional fees whatsoever.
Westminster's nearest train station is Charing Cross and Westminster's nearest airport is London City Airport. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 15 miles, London Heliport Airport is 4 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 16 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 25 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 25 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 15 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 13 miles, Elstree Airport is 14 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 14 miles away.
Motorists are well catered for with Westminster ideally situated with good major road access under 2m of the A40M.Q.
Brixton London Windmill, London National Portrait Gallery Art Gallery and London The National Gallery Art Gallery are close to Westminster.
The nearest hospital to Westminster is St Thomas Lambeth.Q.
Various solicitors claim to offer cheap conveyancing quotes, but extra fees are often hiding in small print which unwary buyers fail to check. Any extra fees needs to be fair and clearly defined. They only be applied if your conveyancer is required to complete extra work in your interest, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Homeward Legal quotes offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.Q.
The solicitor may suggest that a chancel search be ordered, whichever parish in which the house being purchased is located. In Westminster's much older areas, chancel repair dues can be collected on owners of a house where Parochial Church Councils (PCCs) have previously chosen not to do so, so indemnity insurance may be advisable even if liability is unlikely.Q.
Stamp Duty Land Tax commonly must be paid on home purchases over £125,000. Stamp duty reduction must be treated with caution by purchasers in Westminster, as such schemes are costly and can be very unlikely to succeed.
Following a campaign, English Heritage have assembled details of the condition (poor to good) of conservation areas as well as the risk of standards slipping.
Local conservation areas are created by the local authority (Westminster) who police everything from what can be developed to the halting of neon signs.Q.
Our residential property lawyers do frequently do the legal conveyancing buyers and sellers at auction. Our auction team solicitors and conveyancers have worked for many vendors at national and local residential property auctions, for example Acuitus, Allsop (Commercial), Allsop (Residential), Auction House London, Award Property, Barnett Ross, Baxtons, Brendons Auctioneers, Countrywide Property Auctions and Drivers Norris.
Quite often hard to value homes for example barn conversions, are sold at property auctions which tend to necessitate more fact-finding. Homeward Legal therefore strongly advocate purchasers to decide on a conveyancing company well before the property auction for a title report of the auction legal papers.
Following the day of bidding you are the conveyancing solicitor will be focused on finish the legal work within 28 days as required by the standard auction conditions.Q.
Most lenders in Westminster are on our solicitors' panels. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include R E F Capital, 1 Relton Mews, London, SW7 1ET, Property Funding Agency Ltd, 42 Brook St, London, W1K5DB, and West One Mortgages Ltd, Premier House/77 Oxford St, London, W1D 2ES.Q.
Recently, a number of lenders are now reducing their 'solicitor panel', resulting in increased legal costs for purchasers if their solicitor is unable to act both on their behalf, and for their lender. We can act for many mortgage lenders, keeping buyers' legal costs to a minimum.Q.
When you are taking out a mortgage, your lender requires you to a solicitor to get at least the following Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage Search and Environmental, and, depending on certain criteria, specific searches, which may include a Official Search of whole without priority.