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Conveyancing solicitors in London

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London conveyancing solicitors for your sale or purchase

The property market is bustling, being home to many of Britain’s wealthiest individuals, it can be a highly competitive environment. Finding the right conveyancing solicitor for your home move is ever so important as finding and securing a home in London comes with unique challenges.

At My Home Move Conveyancing we work with conveyancers and solicitors that have a wealth of knowledge and experience with buying and selling property in London. As the property market moves quickly in London, it’s beneficial to do your research and get prepared to act as soon as you’ve found your home. Get a quote from us today to find out how much your conveyancing will cost or read on to find lots of helpful information on each of our local pages.

Why do I need a property lawyer for conveyancing in London?

Whether you’re buying, selling or remortgaging your home, you’ll likely need a conveyancing solicitor. This is because they have the experience needed to take care of the legal work and guide you through your move.

London conveyancing and leasehold transactions

A huge proportion of London sales are leasehold, as the majority of property that comes to market is flats and apartments. Although leasehold transactions can be more complex, and move a bit slower than freehold transactions, they’re sometimes unavoidable. Your conveyancer will help to navigate through these extra steps though, which include speaking to the third-party management company and dealing with any of the below issues.

Leasehold property transaction issues can include:

  • Short leases (under 80 years) as 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 can erupt over issues such as service charges, ground rent, and restrictions.
  • Defects in the lease 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.

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 get an instant quote.

Living in London and the surrounding areas

This bustling metropolis is among the most famous cities on the planet. Its origins date as far back as 1,000BC, founded by iron age tribes, but it was the Romans who named the city ‘Londinium’ and laid the groundwork for the city we see today. It’s conveniently located in the southeast of England, sprawling across both sides of the river Thames and following it right out towards its estuary.

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