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Conveyancing Solicitors Ashford

In-Deed online conveyancing is a nationwide conveyancing company which delivers client-centric conveyancing services to Ashford property buyers and sellers. Our Price promise means a guaranteed fixed cost legal service with no nasty surprises which helps you calculate the growing cost of moving home. (Read our price guarantee) Whether you are moving to or from Ashford, our experienced solicitors will make the conveyancing simple.

Ashford Property Price Data

Kent House Prices (in £1000's)
  Oct-10 Oct-11 Oct-12 Oct-13
185 179 181 187

Average house prices have risen in Kent, from 2010 to 2013. Rising by 3% relative to 2012, the Land Registry reported property purchases with an average of £186, 520 in October 2013.

Property prices will likely continue to rise throughout this year. The Funding for Lending is among the possible causes of the buoyant market.

Recent property transactions

  • Freehold Sale - Napier Road, Ashford, TW15, £183, 500
  • Home Purchase - Hogarth Avenue, Ashford, Middlesex, TW15, £305, 000
  • Freehold Sale - Arlington Road, Ashford, Surrey, TW15, £247, 000
  • Freehold Purchase - Stanwell Road, Ashford, Middlesex, TW15, £280, 000
  • Freehold House Purchase - Hadliegh Street, Bridgefield, Ashford, TN25, £182, 500

Ashford Conveyancing Fees

Some solicitors bury fees for things that are part of a standard conveyancing transaction in their T's and C's of their conveyancing quote. In some cases these additional costs are an obvious part of the standard conveyancing transaction from the beginning of the transaction.

Typical examples include added solicitors fees for right to buy purchasers or acting on a leasehold matter. We provide you with a fixed cost quote before you instruct for your Ashford transaction.

See details of our fixed conveyancing fee promise.

Local Government and Council Tax in Ashford

Ashford is in Spelthorne Borough Council (Conservative controlled). The council tax bandings for the tax year 2013\2014 are as follows; Band A - £952, Band B - £1, 110, Band C - £1, 269, Band D - £1, 427, Band E - £1, 745, Band F - £2, 062, Band G - £2, 379, Band H - £2, 855.

Living in Ashford

Ashford has a population of approximately 118, 000 residents and is located in Kent in South East England and is roughly 18 miles from Maidstone, the county administrative centre. Popular local pubs include the King's Fairway, the Feathers and the Barley Mow.

Locals do their weekly shop at Ashford's Waitrose, on Repton Park. This shop offers more than a place to pick up supper however. Living near a Waitrose increase your property's value by almost 50% in some areas. Some may be sceptical of this effect, but this remains an issue to consider when you are buying property in the area.

How a Solicitor Will Complete the Conveyancing in Ashford

Choosing your conveyancing quote

Going with the agents' preferred choice is often not cost-effective, and many home movers shop online to find a better-priced conveyancing solicitor. Find quotes with 'no move, no fee' protection, but check the terms and conditions for any hidden costs.

Instructing your selected solicitor

When you have decided upon the lawyer you want to do the legal formalities your Ashford home move you will have to formally engage their services. To do this you absolutely must scour any terms of engagement for any concealed fees like charges for bank TTs , before consenting to them.

Post-instruction stage

This document collates information about the transaction including the deposit and purchase price, and is sent by the seller's property lawyer to the buyer's. The buyer will have received a formal offer from their lender by this point.

Instruct your Chartered Surveyor to examine the property

A survey is advised in order to spot potentially costly structural problems including lack of internal support or problems with a flue. House longhorn beetle is a problem in Surrey.

Conveyancing searches in Ashford

There are four standard searches. These are Local Authority, Environmental, Drainage and Water, and Chancel Liability, and these look into a broad range of factors, including land contamination. Possible additional non-standard searches include a Coal Mining (Con29M) Search.

Exchange of contracts

Contracts are signed and exchanged. Both parties are bound by law to go through with the transaction.


The deeds are delivered to the buyer, once payment of, less the 10% deposit, funds that are remaining is made. The keys to their new house can then be collected.

The Help to Buy programme

The Government's Help to Buy programme aims to help home movers with a deposit of 5%. To qualify for the Government's Help to Buy programme, the property being bought must be not Buy to Let, and the mortgage must be repayment (not interest-only).

For more information, contact the Money Advice Service, or your local Help to Buy agent. Bedfordshire Pilgrims Housing Association (Phone: 03333 214044) is the local Help to Buy agent for Ashford.

Are you Remortgaging a property in Ashford ?

In-Deed's expert solicitors and licensed conveyancers can help you if intending to remortgage a property in Ashford. Our team have devised state of the art remortgage online conveyancing systems enabling our solicitors to provide a quick and personal service. Our team of SRA regulated solicitors can act on all bank panels, from Scottish Building Society to Barclays Bank.

Online Conveyancing Quote

A number of solicitors market the benefits of online conveyancing, including case management systems.

However, an essential component of a faster conveyancing transaction is finding a solicitor who is both efficient and who provides regular updates. With In-Deed, home movers experience the benefit of both modern conveyancing developments with a dedicated property lawyer.