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Buying a house in Wimbledon

Part of the London Borough of Merton, Wimbledon is in the southwest region of Greater London not far from central areas of the English capital. With a population of around 70,000, there’s a really strong property market in this desirable area. At My Home Move Conveyancing we’ve been developing our knowledge of housing markets like Wimbledon’s since 2001, allowing us to offer our clients in the area an unrivalled conveyancing service.

If you want to buy or sell property in Wimbledon, you must instruct property lawyers to carry out the legal work on your behalf.

By choosing My Home Move Conveyancing as your Wimbledon conveyancers, you’ll make the most of our market-leading customer service, revolutionary use of technology and unrivalled expertise. Our passionate and professional conveyancing service comes for a fixed fee, so you’ll know exactly what you’re paying from the start. We ensure that a positive customer experience is at the heart of everything we do. What’s more, we offer a ‘no completion – no fee’ policy, so you won’t have to pay us anything if you don’t end up moving.

We aim to simplify the legal process for you to take the stress out of moving home. You’ll have a dedicated conveyancer who’ll look after your case from start to finish, and provide regular progress updates. With online access to your account, you can check up on things whenever you want, 24 hours a day. At My Home Move Conveyancing, we bring a positive approach to everything we do, and take pride in getting things right first time round. We’re pleased to supply our conveyancing services in Wimbledon to homebuyers across the area, whether you’re looking for something close to one of the local rail stations, by Wimbledon Common, or in a neighbourhood like Copse Hill or Cottenham Park.

Local statistics

The average house price in Merton is £498,626, while the overall average sale price in Wimbledon over the last year was much higher than this at £761,134. Most sales in this period involved flats, which went for an average of £455,774. Terraced properties fetched £795,691 and semis sold for £1,158,155.

Essential info

The local authority responsible for properties is London Borough of Merton Council. They can be contacted on 020 8274 4901 or at the following address:

Merton Council
Civic Centre
London Road
Morden
SM4 5DX

The local area

With a history stretching back to the Iron Age, when it’s thought a hill fort was built on Wimbledon Common, there’s no doubt about what the most famous element of the area’s heritage is. The Wimbledon championship is one of world tennis’ four Grand Slam events, and has been hosted by the All England Club since 1877. Wimbledon is a hugely popular place to live, with one of the capital’s largest commons, plenty of amenities, and great access to central London. 

The area has a number of overground railway stations, as well as a stop on the London Underground’s District line, Wimbledon Park. This opens up all areas of the English capital to quick and easy access from Wimbledon. When it’s time to go on holiday, Heathrow Airport is around 12 miles away by car, but you’ll have to head into Central London to head back out if you want to use public transport to get there.

If you have children, there are some excellent schools in the local area to choose between, including Wimbledon Chase Primary, Dundonald Primary and Bishop Gilpin CofE. At secondary level, Wimbledon College, Ursuline High School and Ricards Lodge High School are among the options, while London’s wide range of universities is on the doorstep if you’re looking for higher education. 

Properties within a ¾ mile distance of Wimbledon Common are subject to additional charges.

A

Property value range

up to £40,000

Council tax charge

£975.72

B

Property value range

£40,001 - £52,000

Council tax charge

£1,138.35

C

Property value range

£52,001 - £68,000

Council tax charge

£1,300.97

D

Property value range

£68,001 - £88,000

Council tax charge

£1,463.59

E

Property value range

£88,001 - £120,000

Council tax charge

£1,788.83

F

Property value range

£120,001 - £160,000

Council tax charge

£2,114.08

G

Property value range

£160,001 - £320,000

Council tax charge

£2,439.31

About us

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

Most Innovative Use of Technology

Best Conveyancing Provider

National Conveyancing Firm of the Year

Best Legal Services Provider

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What's involved

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.

Read our Home Buying Process guide

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…

Read our Home Selling Process guide

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.

Read our Remortgaging Process guide

Get in touch

Quotation Team

If you would like to discuss a quotation you have received please call our Quotation Team on

0333 234 4425

Monday - Tuesday

9am

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7pm

Wednesday - Friday

9am

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5pm

Conveyancing Team

If you would like to speak to someone about your case please call our Conveyancing Team on

0333 234 4396

Monday - Thursday

8am

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8pm

Friday

8am

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7pm

Saturday

9am

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4pm

Sunday

10am

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3pm