In-Deed is a nationwide group of conveyancers delivering professional property legal services to home buyers and sellers in Westminster including Mayfair. We offer conveyancing on a no completion no fee basis meaning you wont have to pay any solicitor fees until you actually move home. Westminster has many solicitors serving Mayfair, but we don’t think any can compete with our client focussed level of service.
House Prices in Mayfair
In the last few years, Property prices have risen in City Of Westminster. In October 2013, purchased homes averaged £843, 450, according to the Land Registry.
House prices are expected to rise throughout this year. Potential causes of the buoyant property market include the extended Help to Buy scheme. Property experts anticipate a bubble. A slowdown is expected within 24-36 months.
Recent property transactions
- Remortgage - Park Crescent, London, W1B, £350, 000
- Freehold House Purchase - Seymour Mews, London, W1H, £248, 000
- Freehold House Purchase - York Street, London, W1H, £1, 000, 000
- Sale of Flat - Upper Berkley Street, London, W1H, £240, 000
- Leasehold Purchase - Portman Square, London, W1H, £357, 500
Conveyancing Solicitor Fees In Mayfair
All too often solicitors hide fees in their T's and C's. Very often these charges are knowable from the very start i.e. when providing an initial quote.
Usual suspects include sums to pay for acting on a new build or stamp duty land tax form completion. In-Deed's fixed conveyancing fee guarantee gives you the peace of mind that the price we give you is the fee you will be charged if, as and when you actually move.
See details of our fixed price guarantee.
Compare Mayfair solicitor conveyancing quotes
Properly comparing conveyancing quotes from Mayfair solicitors is usually complicated. Why not read our useful list of potential fees which shows you everything to look out for in the solicitors terms when hunting for any hidden fees such as fees for the preparation or approval of a key undertaking.
Mayfair Local Government and Council Tax
Mayfair is in Westminster City Council (Conservative controlled). Council tax bands for tax year 2013 to 2014 are as follows: Band A - £454, Band B - £530, Band C - £605, Band D - £681, Band E - £832, Band F - £984, Band G - £1, 135, Band H - £1, 362.
Living in Mayfair
Pubs and bars in the areas include the Fino's Wine Bar in London, the Guinea and the Coach & Horses. Local amenities include Heanen's butchers, L'Eto bakery and a Sainsburys . Tourists should appreciate Apsley House and L. Ron Hubbard's Fitzroy House.
Property legal process guide
Obtaining a quote for your conveyancing - Though it is technically possible to carry out the process yourself, the vast majority of people do not have the property legal knowledge or time, rightly deciding instead to instruct a conveyancing solicitor. Do not focus on a low headline fee. Many low fee quotes will have additional costs included in terms and conditions.
Instructing a solicitor - At the point you have ascertained which solicitors conveyancing quote you would like to agree to, the next step will be to formally instruct them to complete the legal work for your Mayfair sale or purchase. This first step requires you to check carefully, approve and sign the solicitors small print.
The draft contract stage - Enquires are made, such as a preliminary investigation of title, and the draft contract itself will be prepared. The final draft is agreed by both sides' property lawyers, and dates may be confirmed for exchange and completion.
Instruct your Qualified Surveyor to examine the building - A local RICS Surveyor with experience on property in Mayfair will spot any defects such as pitched roof problems and leaks.
Conveyancing searches - Local Authority, Environmental, Drainage and Water, and Chancel Liability are the four routine searches generally recommended by conveyancing solicitors. These look into a range of factors, including environmental issues.
Exchanging contracts - Once the buyer's mortgage offer is in place, terms are agreed, and the deposit is ready, contracts are exchanged. Both sides are now obligated to sell and buy the property.
Completion - On a set date, the deeds are handed over to the buyer, once payment of, less the 10% deposit, the money that is due is made. The keys are then collected.
The Help to Buy scheme
Help to Buy is planned to aid home movers with a deposit of at least 5%. To claim the Government's Help to Buy scheme, the property being purchased needs to be your main home and not Buy to Let £600, 000 is the upper limit for homes bought under the scheme.
Contact the Money Advice Service, or your local Help to Buy agent for further information on the Help to Buy programme. Aldwyck (Tel: 01582 869 440) is Mayfair's Help to Buy agent.
Rapid Conveyancing for a Remortgage in Mayfair
In-Deed's efficient conveyancing lawyers complete many hundreds of remortgage conveyancing transactions in Westminster every month. Our proactive approach can mean faster processes which often save you a payment at the higher rate.
Online conveyancing technology, including tools like automated updates and case tracking, is marketed by many law firms as the key to fast, low cost conveyancing.
The key to an easier conveyancing transaction is finding a solicitor who is both efficient and who provides regular updates. With In-Deed, home movers get the benefit of both 21st Century conveyancing solutions and also the presence of a dedicated property lawyer.