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Conveyancing in Staines

Sitting on the banks of the River Thames to the west of London, Staines is a town in Surrey’s borough of Spelthorne. With a population of almost 20,000 and a good location in the south of England, there’s a strong property market in the area. At My Home Move Conveyancing we’ve been developing our knowledge of markets like the one in Staines since 2001, allowing us to bring our clients in the town an outstanding, specialist conveyancing service.

You’ll need to instruct property lawyers to complete the legal work on your behalf when buying or selling property in Staines.

By choosing My Home Move Conveyancing to be your Staines conveyancers, you can take advantage of our award winning customer service. We combine this with a revolutionary use of technology to deliver more completions per year than any of our competitors. Our conveyancing service comes for a fixed fee, meaning there are no hidden costs to worry about. What’s more, if you don’t end up moving for some reason, you won’t have to pay us a thing as we offer a ‘no completion – no fee’ policy.

We’ll assign you a dedicated conveyancer, who’ll act on your behalf from start to finish. You’ll receive regular updates on the progress of your case, while enjoying a consistent point of contact and a high level of expertise. You’ll even have online access to your account, so you can check up on things whenever you want. At My Home Move Conveyancing we’re pleased to supply our professional conveyancing services in Staines to homebuyers across the local area, from those looking for something near the train station, close to the river or by a green space like Hythe Park or Staines Park.

Local statistics

The average house price in Spelthorne is £371,748, while in the overall average sale price in Staines during the last 12 months was a touch higher than this at £384,876. Most sales in this period involved semi-detached houses, which went for an average of £409,555, while flats fetched £254,897 and terraces sold for £366,323.

Essential info

The local authority responsible for properties is Spelthorne Borough Council. They can be contacted on 01784 451 499 or at the following address:

Spelthorne Borough Council
Knowle Green
TW18 1XB

The local area

There’s been a crossing of the River Thames at Staines since back in Roman times, when a first bridge was constructed across the water. This gave the settlement the name of ‘Pontes’, which is the Latin word for bridges and suggest that there was more than one crossing in the area. Historically part of Middlesex, Staines lies just within the western bounds of the M25 motorway, and also has great access to London as part of the capital’s commuter belt.

There are trains to London Waterloo station which take around 40 minutes from Staines, making it a great place to live if you want to work in the capital. As well as having great access for the M25, the town is close to other motorways like the M3, M4 and M40. It also has a fabulous location close to Heathrow Airport, which is perfect for when you want to go on holiday. 

There are plenty of schools for families with children to choose between in the local area, including Our Lady of the Rosary RC Primary, Wraysbury Primary and Hythe Primary. The Magna Carta School and Matthew Arnold School look after older pupils aged between 11 and 16, with Brooklands College in nearby Ashford the closest place you can go for further education.

All properties in Staines will fall within one of the following council tax bands.

Council tax band A

Property value range

up to £40,000

Council tax charge


Council tax band B

Property value range

£40,001 - £52,000

Council tax charge


Council tax band C

Property value range

£52,001 - £68,000

Council tax charge


Council tax band D

Property value range

£68,001 - £88,000

Council tax charge


Council tax band E

Property value range

£88,001 - £120,000

Council tax charge


Council tax band F

Property value range

£120,001 - £160,000

Council tax charge


Council tax band G

Property value range

£160,001 to £320,000

Council tax charge


Council tax band H

Property value range

£320,001 and above

Council tax charge


About us

Established in 2001, we exclusively deal with the legal side of moving home. Last year alone, through our experienced conveyancers, we helped nearly 50,000 customers have a hassle-free experience. We are a truly national company, having completed transactions in each of the 109 postcode areas in England and Wales.

Our promise to you…

We understand that moving house can be stressful. So we make sure everything we do makes the process as easy and efficient as possible. We’ll give you an all inclusive fixed quote from the start so there won’t be any surprises. The price only changes if your instructions do.

You’ll have access to our unique, easy to use, online case management service to track your case. And dedicated conveyancing experts who’ll be on hand to guide you through the whole process.

We know you’re busy, so we’re open 8am until 8pm most weekdays, and open at weekends too!

Finally, if your move falls through, through no fault of your own, we won’t charge you a penny in legal fees.

Multiple industry awards

See why our unique conveyancing service (My Home Move and its wholly owned law firm) has been recognised as an industry leading, award-winning conveyancing company.

Best Legal Services Provider

Future of Legal Services Innovation

Most Innovative Use of Technology

Best Conveyancing Provider

National Conveyancing Firm of the Year

Best Legal Services Provider

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What's involved

Once you have your offer accepted, it’s time to get the ball rolling on legally transferring the ownership to you. Here’s how we do things at My Home Move Conveyancing.

First, your estate agents will send us a copy of the Memorandum of sale, which provides the details of the property, the amount offered and the name of the sellers and buyers and their conveyancers. You will be asked to complete your details and provide to us your instructions along with primary ID such as a passport or driving licence and proof of residence in the form of a bank statement/utility bill.

Read our Home Buying Process guide

If you are selling a house, you will need a Conveyancer to act for you – that’s where we come in!

You will be asked by us to complete your details and provide your instructions along with primary ID such as a passport or driving licence and proof of residence in the form of a bank statement/utility bill. You will also be asked to fill in a Property Information form including some specific details about the property, its boundaries, any alterations to the property etc. If you have any additional paperwork such as planning permissions or notices, then these will be required by us to send with the contract papers. We will also ask you to complete a Fixtures, Fittings and Contents form to say what you will be taking and leaving behind. If the property is leasehold, you will be asked for information about who you pay ground rent and services charges to…

Read our Home Selling Process guide

After we have received your instructions to act we will check the legal issues and title to your property to ensure it offers a satisfactory security for your new lender, as this is the essence of a mortgage.

We will also check the amounts outstanding on any current mortgage registered on the property as these will have to be repaid at completion. The amounts will be confirmed with you.

Usually, we will not carry out Local, Drainage or Mining (if appropriate) searches as we will put in place an insurance which will protect your lender. This is less expensive for you and quicker. Some lenders still require that searches are made and will not rely on insurance. If this is the case the searches will have to be made and the cost will show on the Financial Statement sent to you.

At about the same time that you receive your Mortgage Offer we receive a copy together with the lender’s instructions to act for them. We will consider the Offer to ensure that we do those things required of us as the solicitors and to check what other conditions have to be satisfied.

We will then send you the Mortgage Deed to sign and any other documentation that may be required by your lender. We shall need to have this back from you as soon as possible and certainly by the day before we complete. Otherwise there will be a delay.

You need to check that the Mortgage Offer is acceptable to you. For example, is the mortgage amount and mortgage product correct? Is it the correct method of repayment? Are there any early repayment fees?

We target a completion date for 7 days after we receive our copy of the Mortgage Offer but our being able to complete depends on the terms of the Offer and any peculiarities of your transaction.

If the new mortgage amount is less than the amount we have to pay to your existing lender, we will ask for the difference from you, before the completion date.

Following completion we deal with the registration formalities to ensure the mortgage security is perfected for your lender and any deeds will then be sent to your lender for safe-keeping.

Note – If your property is leasehold, we also:

Request your landlord to confirm that all ground rent, service charges and insurance premiums (if applicable) have been paid to date and that there is no known breach of the lease.

Have to approve the wording of the lease.

Have to serve on the landlord a notice of discharge of your existing mortgage and a notice that a new mortgage has been given to your new lender.

Read our Remortgaging Process guide

Get in touch

Quotation Team

If you would like to discuss a quotation you have received please call our Quotation Team on

0333 234 4425

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Conveyancing Team

If you would like to speak to someone about your case please call our Conveyancing Team on

0333 234 4396

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