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Buying a house in South London
Greater London is divided into two parts by the River Thames, with the southern region of the English capital referred to as South London. Approximately three million people live across the area, which has a thriving property market thanks to its fabulous access to popular parts of London. At My Home Move Conveyancing we provide a specialist, fixed fee conveyancing service. We can help you find your perfect home in South London, having developed our knowledge and expertise of property markets like this since 2001.
If you want to buy or sell property in South London, you need to instruct property lawyers to complete the legal work for you.
My Home Move Conveyancing offers award winning customer service, intimate knowledge of the local market and a revolutionary use of technology. Our professional conveyancing service comes for a fixed fee, so you know how much you’re going to pay right from the outset. There are no hidden fees to worry about when you choose us to be your conveyancing solicitors in South London. And because of our ‘no completion – no fee’ policy, you won’t have to pay us anything in legal fees if you don’t end up moving for some reason.
You’ll be assigned a dedicated conveyancer who’ll oversee everything for you, looking after all aspects of your case from start to finish and regularly providing clear updates on your progress. You’ll also have online access to your account, so you can check up on things whenever you want. At My Home Move Conveyancing we get things right first time round, and we’re proud to provide our conveyancing services in South London to homebuyers across the area, including in places like Bromley, Croydon, Greenwich and Richmond.
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The average price of properties sold in South London over the last year was £514,331, which is lower than North London at £670,500 and much cheaper than West London at £1,158,126 and Central London at £1,551,214. Most sales in South London involved flats, which went for £429,137, while terraced houses fetched £566,260 and semis sold for £583,012.
Each area of South London has its own local council responsible for properties, including Bexley Council, Bromley Council, Croydon Council, Lewisham Council and Southwark Council.
The local area
With South London covering such a large area, there’s a wide range of different places where you can buy a house. From Inner London boroughs such as Greenwich, Lewisham, Camberwell and Woolwich to Outer London spots like Wallington, Bromley, Sutton and New Malden, it all depends on whether you’re looking to be as central as possible or if you prefer to live on the outskirts.
Although there are lots of great amenities across South London, the area is popular for its wonderful access to central parts of the capital. The London Underground system doesn’t cover anywhere near as much of the southern bank of the Thames as it does the north, but there’s still a fantastic overground rail network to make use of. When it’s time to go on holiday, Heathrow and Gatwick Airport might be conveniently located depending which part of South London you’re in.
There are plenty of schools to choose between across the area, including a wide range of primary options. Some of the most highly rated secondary schools in South London include Graveney School in Tooting, Ashcroft Technology College and Harris City Academy Crystal Palace in Croydon. For higher education, you can take your pick from London’s superb selection of universities.
All properties in South London will fall within one of the following council tax bands. Each local council charges a different amount of council tax, with a Band D property in Wandsworth paying as little as £674.22 per year, and the same band property in Kingston paying up to £1,709.55.
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
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National Conveyancing Firm of the Year
Best Legal Services Provider
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.
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…
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.
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