Langley is a village belonging to Slough area, Berkshire. It is close to London (approx 30 km), which makes commuting easier and gives people the possibility to work in London and live near, in a less urbanised area. What is Langley position on the UK housing market; the importance of Crossrail development for the conveyancing process in Langley and which are the solicitor’s duty when conveyancing in Langley.
The Crossrail, a new line built with the purpose of easing the connection between London and South East, will provide a quicker and better transport to, within and towards London. At the same time, there are other benefits when it comes to the Crossrail for home-owners: their property price will rise if close to the rail. On the other hand, the prices are already higher than two years ago, so if you are planning on moving and acquiring a property in Langley, today is better than tomorrow. The forecast predicts a rise in the prices as much as 43% (Reading area) and 39% (Slough area) until 2020 when the Crossrail should be entirely functional. Starting at the end of 2019, passengers from Langley will be able to travel to and from London without changing trains, which will influences without a doubt people decisions to move in Berkshire area.
Moreover, the cost of conveyancing in Langley will also rise at the same time with the development of the housing market and the newly stated position on the UK’s top creative hubs, with more and more job opportunities in media, advertising and so on. The solicitor duty is to give all the necessary details regarding the actual state of the housing market and if all the necessary houses searches are properly conducted. Is your house going to be affected due to its proximity to the rail line, can my life quality be major influenced by the specifics of the area (the Crossrail, people stream on your property, on a common walk path. Is the property located in a conservation area, is the house value the real high or am I paying more for it due to the future possible investments in the area related to the new railway)?
The conveyancing process respects the same rules as everywhere in the UK, though with the new improvements already announced, Langley’s solicitors’ rates will be higher than expected within a couple of years. Investing in a property in Langley is a good decision, in the long term, though it already cost you more than two years ago but less than in 2 years time.