South East Conveyancing
Find out more about conveyancing in the South East
South East Conveyancing
The South East of England is home to nine official regions consisting of Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Kent, Berkshire, Surrey, West Sussex and of course Oxfordshire.
Within the last couple of years, people seem to have transitioned from the larger cities and settled in the countryside. The South East is considered to be a desirable place to live, being the home to places such as the University of Oxford, Windsor Castle, Hampton Court Palace, and a host of national heritage sites. It also has great connections and transport links into London; meaning the property market is highly competitive. If you’re thinking about moving in the South East, a conveyancer will help to complete the legal work to buy your home.
Is it better to use a local solicitor for conveyancing in the South East UK?
There is a debate on whether or not you should opt for a local solicitor over an online conveyancer, however, in truth it doesn’t matter where your conveyancer is based as they never need to visit the property. At My Home Move Conveyancing we have a team of expert Conveyancers based all over England, including in the South East, who are there to guide you through your purchase or sale. Our conveyancers benefit from both having the experience of the local South East area as well as the experience of completing property transactions of all types, across all postcodes in England and Wales.
Is a conveyancer cheaper than a solicitor?
This is another question up for discussion; however, the answer is a little more uncertain, and will depend on the specific conveyancing solicitor you choose. If you’re comparing quotes, remember that cheapest doesn’t always mean best. Listen to recommendations from other people and check online reviews too. You can find out more about the process and how My Home Move Conveyancing can help with our complete guide to conveyancing.
How much do conveyancing solicitors charge in the South East UK?
The cost of living within the South East of England has increased within the last few years, most likely because of the sudden desirability and demand to live within the countryside, not to mention the average price of a property and the size of property compared to the prices you pay within London.
Based on an average house price in the South East of around £530,000, if you are purchasing a property, your fees would likely start in the region of £1000-£1500, with any additional fees going on top of this. To find out how much your conveyancing would cost, get a personalised quote today.
South East Leaseholds
If you are buying a leasehold in the South East, then you need to note that is generally a more complex transaction. Finding a solicitor with experience in leasehold transactions is important, due to the extra intricacies. A good conveyancing solicitor will be able to guide you through the process, ensuring they check all of the following:
- Additional leasehold Fees – i.e. what you may owe to the freeholder. These fees are usually charged annually, and include your maintenance fees, ground rent and a share of the building insurance.
- The number of years remaining on the leasehold. A lease is a depreciating asset – that is, as the number of years left on the leasehold decreases, it may cause the property to also decrease in value. Mortgage lenders especially will want a at least a minimum number of years remaining
- Any restrictions on what you can do in terms of property development or renovations
There are other considerations when purchasing a leasehold property. To find out more on the benefits and downfalls of leasehold properties, you can take a read through our leasehold and freehold advice page.
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We can help you at every step of your transaction in the South East, to ensure you are given the smoothest experience as you buy or sell a property. We know moving can be stressful so to ensure you are always kept in the loop at each stage we offer our eWay app which outlines every step, even when your dedicated conveyancer has uploaded a document to be reviewed.
We provide specialist conveyancing for buying, selling, buying & selling, remortgaging and transfer of equity, with an all-inclusive fixed price quote.
No move no fee is also something we guarantee when using us. You won’t pay any legal fees if the move falls through at no fault of your own.
We also are aware that our clients have jobs and that it may not be feasible to get in contact with us during the 9-5 week, therefore we are open 8am until 8pm most weekdays and to help assist your further we are open over the weekend also.
How does the conveyancing process work in South East England?
Our dedicated conveyancing team will guide you through the process and be on hand with any queries you may have.
To find out more about conveyancing and how it can help you, we think you would benefit from our guide; “What is Conveyancing”, with a step by step breakdown video to help you learn the process before proceeding.
Stay in control with our eWay app
My Home Move Conveyancing has been helping buyers and sellers since 2001. With our easy-to-use online case management service, eWay you are able to track your case from start to finish. eWay allows you to work around your own schedule, ensuring all documents are uploaded in one place, where your dedicated conveyancer is able to handle your case and will be on hand to guide you through the process.
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