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Conveyancing Solicitors Slough

In-Deed online conveyancing is a nationwide conveyancing company that offers 21st-century conveyancing services for residential property-buyers and -sellers throughout Berkshire and the rest of the country. Our guaranteed, fixed-cost conveyancing service comes with no nasty surprises, which helps you calculate and control the spiralling cost of moving home. Here we give you the best lawyers (regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority) for your Slough property sale or purchase, and an outstanding legal service.

Try our online quote calculator, or perhaps you’d prefer to talk to one of our advisers on 0800 038 6886.

The Slough area

Slough has a population of about 149,000 people, and it is located in Berkshire in Southeast England, about 32 miles from Abingdon, the county’s administrative centre. For essentials, local shopping includes Phil Bowditch Fish & Meat and Salam Simply Halal Food Ltd., and The Village Bakery in nearby Windsor. The Windsor Farmers’ Market (at St. Leonards Road, Windsor, SL4 3BL) is on the first Saturday of each month.

Local pubs number the King’s Head, the Red Lion, the Earl of Cornwall, and the Moon & Spoon. Trips out include Dorney Court, Windsor Castle, Langley Country Park, Runnymede, and Royal Windsor Racecourse.

Local Authority and Council Tax for Slough

The town of Slough is administered by the Slough Borough Council, which is currently Labour-controlled, as of the 2016 local government elections. Council Tax bandings for the 2017/2018 tax year are:

  • Band A - £1,004.87
  • Band B - £1,172.35
  • Band C - £1,339.83
  • Band D - £1,507.31
  • Band E - £1,842.26
  • Band F - £2,177.22
  • Band G - £2,512.18
  • Band H - £3,014.62

Information retrieved on 8 August 2017 from the Slough Borough Council website.

Conveyancing Solicitor Fees in Slough

In-Deed’s quotes for conveyancing will include all aspects related to a normal transaction for a purchase or sale in Slough.

Some solicitors hide additional charges in the terms and conditions of their quote or estimate.

Compare conveyancing quotes from Slough solicitors

Quotes provided by conveyancing solicitors are often confusing, especially where the exact costs are not made clear (charges to check for often include further fees for filling out the stamp duty tax return, or for when the gap between exchange of contracts and completion is less than an arbitrary amount of time).

Have a look at our practical advice, where we have assembled a typical list that shows you the things you need to check for in the solicitors’ terms when identifying any sneaky hidden conveyancing fees.

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The Conveyancing Process Explained

Choosing a conveyancer or solicitorFirstly, select a property lawyer based on your priorities. It is important to check the terms and conditions for any additional hidden fees before you decide to appoint your conveyancing solicitor.

Getting your selected solicitor When you have worked out which lawyer you wish to do the legal procedure for your Slough home-move, you must formally instruct. To do this, as mentioned, you need to scour the solicitors’ terms and conditions for any extra conveyancing costs, like fees for acting on a right-to-buy purchase, before you sign them up.

After you have instructedThe draft contract confirms the sale price, the identities of the two parties, deposits, and title deed information, and it is sent to the buyer’s conveyancing solicitor from the seller’s. The purchaser should also receive their formal mortgage offer at this juncture.

Commissioning the Homebuyer’s SurveyA seasoned surveyor with experience of surveying Slough properties will identify problems such as the presence of Japanese Knotweed and furniture beetle. Clay soil is one of a number of a regional issues common in Slough and Berkshire.

SearchesThe standard searches generally expected by mortgage lenders are Local Authority, Environmental, Drainage and Water, and Chancel Liability, and they cover numerous issues including conservation area restrictions. Your conveyancing solicitor may also advise on potential additional searches, should their investigation deem it appropriate.

Exchange of contractsWhen the seller and purchaser are satisfied with the contract, both sides sign it, and they are then delivered to the other side. The buyer pays the deposit (in most cases 10% of the property price, but this is negotiable). At this point, both buyer and seller are legally bound to go through with the transaction.

On CompletionThe buyer can then collect the keys after the seller’s solicitor confirms receipt of the money that is due, less the 10% deposit.

Online Conveyancing

Conveyancing technology, including solutions like automated updates and case-tracking, has been marketed by many conveyancing-quote websites as the secret to faster, cheaper conveyancing.

However, the key to a less stressful move is a proactive and communicative solicitor, regardless of the software they use. Working with our solicitors at In-Deed, you will have the advantage of 21st-century, online conveyancing coupled with the advice of a dedicated property lawyer.

Slough House Price Data

Slough House Prices (in £1,000s)

Property prices have risen quiet dramatically in Slough in recent years, with a 35% increase in the average property price between 2014 and 2016. In the latter year, flats and apartments averaged a price of £225,043, while semi-detached properties achieved a level of £412,819

Property prices generally are predicted to rise throughout this year. Causes of the promising market include more mortgage approvals.

House data provided by The Land Registry © 2017

Conveyancing when Remortgaging in Slough

Our expert property lawyers deal with hundreds of remortgage conveyancing transactions in Berkshire every year. In-Deed's solicitors can work with all major bank panels, from Yorkshire Bank Home Loans to Aldermore Bank. Our prompt approach means faster processes, which may save you a mortgage payment at the old rate.

To find out more and how In-Deed can help your remortgage, call our waiting team of advisers on 0800 038 6886.

Slough ‘Help to Buy’ Conveyancing

To be eligible for this programme, the property needs to be a shared ownership or shared equity purchase, or a second home. £600,000 is the upper limit for homes bought under the scheme (in England primarily, although some cities and Wales have differing ceilings).

Contact the Money Advice Service, or your local ‘Help to Buy’ agent for more information on the ‘Help to Buy’ programme, and to discuss your eligibility. The Radian Group (contactable on 0800 456 1188) is the local agent for Slough.