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Conveyancing Solicitors Windsor

In-Deed is a national panel of property lawyers that provides high quality conveyancing services for Windsor buyers and sellers.

In-Deed's solicitors work on a No Completion, No Fee basis so you only pay any solicitor fees if and when your case actually completes. If you are located in Berkshire and are buying or selling a residential property, you are in the ideal place to help make the whole process as simple as possible.

Property Price Data in Windsor

Windsor And Maidenhead House Prices (in £1000's)
  Oct-10 Oct-11 Oct-12 Oct-13
325 329 336 345

Over the last four years, average property prices have risen in Windsor And Maidenhead. Purchased property averaged £345, 256, from Land Registry data, a rise of £8, 950 compared to October 2012.

Beenhams Heath conservation area properties can go for higher amounts.

House prices are expected to continue to increase throughout this year. Likely causes of the rise include Help to Buy and Funding for Lending schemes. Despite predictions, for experts, a slowdown is expected by 2016.

Recent property transactions

  • Freehold Sale - The Wheatbutts, Eton Wick, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4, £208, 500
  • Freehold Sale - Clarence Road, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4, £795, 000
  • Freehold Purchase - Trvelyan Court, Windsor, Berks, SL4, £360, 000
  • Freehold Sale - Clewer Hill Road, Windsor, SL4, £370, 000
  • Freehold Sale - Camm Avenue, Windsor, SL4, £335, 000

Conveyancing Fees In Windsor

Our fixed cost pledge means the solicitors fee on your conveyancing quote is the same fee you will pay after you move home.

All too often conveyancing solicitors sneak conveyancing fees in their terms and conditions of their conveyancing quote. Very often these additional fees may be plain from the start when obtaining a solicitor's quote. Check the terms specific items such as extra legal costs for acting for the mortgage company or for obtaining leasehold management information on leasehold sale.

Comparing Windsor solicitor conveyancing quotes

Accurately comparing conveyancing quotes from Windsor solicitors is tricky. Have a look at the following practical guide that shows you the things to look out for in the solicitors contractual terms when searching for any extra costs for instance fees for arranging indemnity insurance issues .

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Local Government and Council Tax for Windsor

Windsor is in Windsor and Maidenhead Royal Borough Council (Conservative controlled). Council Tax bands for the tax year 2013\2014 are as follows: Band A - £788, Band B - £919, Band C - £1, 050, Band D - £1, 182, Band E - £1, 444, Band F - £1, 707, Band G - £1, 969, Band H - £2, 363.

Living in Windsor

Windsor is located in Berkshire in South East England and is approximately 31 miles from the county town of Abingdon. For groceries, options include Iver Village Bakery and J Hunt Finest Quality Foods butchers at 82 Peascod St. Popular local pubs include the Horse & Groom, the Carpenters Arms, the Three Tuns, the Duchess of Cambridge and the King and Castle away. Some of the Windsor's tourist attractions are Dorney Court, Royal Windsor Racecourse and Windsor Castle.

Windsor's residents also buy their groceries at the nearby Waitrose on King Edward Court. Recent reports indicate that residences in areas with a Waitrose, or even those where one is being constructed, increase in price by up to 50%. Agents may not be persuaded by 'the Waitrose effect', but this could be an issue to be mindful of if purchasing a house in Windsor.

How a property lawyer Will Complete the Conveyancing in Windsor

  1. Getting a conveyancing quote - Before the procedure can start, you will need to select a property lawyer. Ensure that you check the small print for any additional hidden fees before you decide.

  2. Instructing a solicitor - First thing, you should officially instruct your property solicitor for your Windsor sale and purchase. You should check their terms of engagement for any hidden costs such as costs for representing a lender, before you sign them.

  3. After you have instructed - The draft contract sets out the parties buying and selling, the price and other information about the purchase including the deposit, and is sent to the buyer's conveyancing solicitor from the seller's. The final draft is agreed by both sides' conveyancers, and the date on which to complete.

  4. Getting a HomeBuyer Report - Home buyers are usually advised to get a HomeBuyer Report as it will determine any potential structural issues, for instance timber infestation and condensation problems. The risk of flooding can be a issue found in Berkshire.

  5. Carrying out searches - Local Authority, Environmental, Drainage and Water, and Chancel Liability are the searches a conveyancing solicitor orders, and these look into a range of factors, including whether the property is connected to public drains. Additionally, your lawyer could also recommend possible further searches.

  6. Exchange of contracts - When the two parties agree, the two sides sign. The buyer then pays via their lawyer the agreed deposit (in most cases ten percent of the property price).

  7. Completion - Usually on a set day, the purchaser can then pick up the keys to their new property once the seller's conveyancing solicitor has confirmed that they have received, less the 10% deposit, funds that are remaining.

  8. Post Completion Issues - At the point you have moved, your conveyancer now has certain tasks to complete such as registering the property at HM Land Registry.

Help to Buy in Windsor

17, 000 home buyers bought property with Help to Buy since it launched. There are two Help to Buy schemes, the Equity Loan and Mortgage Guarantee. Each assists first-time buyers who have saved a 5% deposit, but are otherwise quite different. The Equity Loan comprises a 20% equity loan from the Government, which can be repaid at any time. The Mortgage Guarantee enables lenders to offer up to a 95% mortgage.

For more information, call the Money Advice Service, or your local Help to Buy agent.

Conveyancing when Remortgaging in Windsor

Our solicitors successfully direct hundreds of remortgage conveyancing cases in Berkshire every year. We have devised state of the art online conveyancing systems allowing our solicitors to give a speedy but personal conveyancing service.

Online Conveyancing

Automated updates and casetracking are some of the advantages of conveyancing online.

The key to a less stressful move is a communicative solicitor, regardless of the software they use. With In-Deed's conveyancing solicitors, buyers and sellers experience the benefit of both 21st Century conveyancing solutions and additionally the reassuring presence of a dedicated, high street conveyancing solicitor.