London Conveyancing Solicitors
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London Conveyancing Solicitors
Home to many of Britain’s wealthiest individuals, and the epicentre of property investment for overseas investors, finding and securing a home in London comes with unique challenges.
In this highly competitive environment with more buyers than properties on the market, fierce bidding wars and savage ‘gazumping’ can occur, that’s why it’s ever so important to get ahead of the game and do your research first, so when you find that property in London, you’re in a better place to act on it .
Find a London conveyancing solicitors to handle your transaction quickly, efficiently, and expertly
Why do I need a property solicitor for conveyancing in London?
At My Home Move Conveyancing, our expert conveyancers have an abundance of experience in London conveyancing. They understand what it takes to complete a transaction, especially in the capital.
Leasehold transaction experts for London properties
A huge proportion of London sales are leasehold, as the majority of property that comes to market is flats and apartments. Leasehold transactions can be more complex and move a bit slower than freehold transactions, as they usually also involve a third-party management company.
Leasehold property transaction issues can include:
- Short leases (under 80 years) A property with a short lease is less valuable, and can cause issues with mortgage approval. Renewing a lease can be time-consuming and expensive.
- Leaseholder management company disputes Disputes with management companies can erupt over issues such as service charges, ground rent, and restrictions.
- Defects in the lease There can be issues, such as covenants and the rights granted under the lease, which may mean changes are needed.
- Deeds of surrender and regrant Where severe variations have been made to a lease, it may sometimes be necessary to completely start again with a new lease.
These factors could lead to hold-ups in the chain. To minimise the risk, pick a solicitor with experience of conveyancing in London. This experience means they’ll be able to pre-empt potential issues before they even arise and help you through the process with their wealth of knowledge.
Help to Buy scheme knowledge
The maximum price of new homes eligible for the Help to Buy scheme varies across the country. In London, the upper threshold stands at £600,000. Many houses exceed this figure by some margin, but the average price for a flat is £519,834.
Recent changes in the rules around Help to Buy have banned leasehold houses from the scheme (flats are still included) – with limited exceptions. So, if you’re planning to take advantage of the scheme when buying your first home in London, get a specialist conveyancing solicitor with Help to Buy knowledge on your side.
Your property solicitor will be able to let you know the status of the property and eligibility criteria.
How our conveyancers can help you move in London
Whether buying or selling, you need to instruct the best residential property solicitors London has to offer, ideally with:
- Experience in the area.
- Great communication skills. A lack of contact can be incredibly frustrating and stressful, so be sure to choose a solicitor who offers you a portal to view your case, 24/7
- Inclusive and transparent fees. Ideally, choose a conveyancer who will not charge you if the transaction in London falls through.
See our Complete Guide to Conveyancing for further information on choosing the right conveyancer for your needs.
London conveyancing quotes
Conveyancers’ fees for buying a house in London vary, but generally you can expect to pay between £1,000 and £1,500 . For selling a house, again, costs vary around £600 and £800 in London. When comparing conveyancing quotes, be sure to check what’s included in the price.
Find out more about conveyancing fees with our handy guide , or click below for an instant quote.
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Since 2001, My Home Move Conveyancing has been helping buyers and sellers nationwide with a wide range of legal property services. We’ve completed transactions in each of the 109 postcode areas in England and Wales, and helped nearly 50,000 customers last year alone. Get a quote today.
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