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Carshalton Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 April was the busiest month and May was the next busiest month while May was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Carshalton
  • 2 Average Stamp Duty Payable for this year to date was £9,434
  • 3 Average time frame of 36 days for registration of title in Carshalton
  • 4 77% freehold and 23% leasehold conveyancing in Carshalton for this year to date
  • 5 Average Land Registry Fee for this year to date was £270

Examples of recent conveyancing in Carshalton since December 2019*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Carshalton

I chose a Carshalton based lawyer for my conveyancing in Carshalton recently. Looking through the fine print it is apparent thatwe are responsible for fees even where the transaction does not complete. Should I ditch them and select an internet conveyancing company advertising no-sale-no-fee conveyancing in Carshalton?

It is usually ‘give and take’ in that if "No Sale No Fee" is offered then the fee levels will tend to be be more expensive to neutralise those conveyances that abort. Also remember that these schemes tend not to protect you from expenses by way of example Carshalton conveyancing search fees.

The housing market in Carshalton is hotting up. What can I do to expedite matters?

In a situation where the seller is applying a tight deadline to exchange we would recommend that your lawyer is familiar with the location as they will benefit local relationships and knowledge. It is even conceivable that they would have conducted previousproperties in the same street. You would be best advised to use a Carshalton conveyancing lawyer. In addition, check that the conveyancing firm is on the on the approved list for your mortgage company. It is understood that 18% of Carshalton conveyancing transactions are held up or jeopardised after finding out that a buyer’s solicitor was not on their mortgage lender’s panel. This can often result in the legal process being delayed by as much as three weeks. It is understood that this issue affects in the region of one hundred thousand home moves every year. Almost all Carshalton conveyancing firms can not act for certain mortgage companies so do check at the outset.

Me and my partner are purchasing a house in Carshalton. It might be a silly question but how we can trust a conveyancer? On the day of competition we will need to deposit funds into their account. What is the protection we have from them run away with our monies?

Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.

Forgive me if this question is silly but I am unseasoned as FTB of a garden flat in Carshalton. Do I receive the keys to the house on completion from my solicitor? If so, I will instruct a local conveyancing solicitor in Carshalton?

On the day of completion you will not be required to go to the conveyancers office in Carshalton. Your solicitors will electronically transfer the purchase money to the owner’s conveyancers, and once they have received this, you should be invited to pick up the keys from the property Agents and start moving into the property. Usually this occurs early afternoon.

Is it the case that all Carshalton solicitor firms on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel are regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority?

As solicitors, in order to be on the Clydesdale approved list of solicitors they would need to be overseen by the SRA. Some banks do allow licenced conveyancers on their panel and in that case the practice would be overseen by the CLC.

Over the last few months I have been searching for a ground for flat up to £245,000 and found one near me in Carshalton I like with open areas and railway links nearby, the downside is that it only has 61 years on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Carshalton suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error purchasing a short lease?

Should you require a mortgage the remaining unexpired lease term will be problematic. Reduce the price by the expected lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current proprietor has owned the premises for at least twenty four months you may request that they commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease term and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor about this matter.

Given that I am about to spend over three hundred thousand on a terraced house in Carshalton I wish to talk to a conveyancer regarding thehome move before appointing the firm. Can this be arranged?

We could not agree more - it is our preference to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you first talking to the lawyer who will be conducting your property ownership legalities in Carshalton.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - every client is unique individual, not a matter number. The solicitors that we put you in touch with believe that the fees you are quoted for residential conveyancing in Carshalton should be the figure that you are charged.

My husband and I are acquiring a ground floor flat in Carshalton. When we first instructed conveyancer, they said that they were on all major UK mortgage company panels. The mortgage broker emailed just now to advise that they are not on the Leeds Building Society approved list. Were it to be true, what should we do? Do we simply pick a different conveyancing practitioner that is on their panel or do we pay for separate representation, with Leeds Building Society selecting their own preferred conveyancer.

Where you are buying a property requiring a mortgage it is normal for the purchaser’s lawyers to also represent the purchaser's lender. In order to act for a bank or building society a solicitor has to be on that lender's list of approved lawyers. An application has to be made by the lawyer to the lender to become a member of the lender's panel and there are increasingly strict criteria which the solicitor has to satisfy. Some mortgage companies now insist their panel members to be part of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme. Your solicitor should contact Leeds Building Society and see if they can apply for membership of their conveyancing panel, but if that is not viable they will instruct their own solicitors to act. You don't have to instruct a firm on Leeds Building Society's conveyancing panel as you are at liberty to use your preferred Carshalton lawyers, in which case your legal fees may increase, and it may delay matters as you are adding another conveyancing practitioner into the mix.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Carshalton

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Carshalton practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on wrongful eviction

  • Stanley Smith Hill & Co, 35 High Street, Carshalton, Surrey, SM5 3BG
  • Charmini Ravindran Law Ltd, 8 Lind Road, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 4PJ
  • Carpenter & Co, 46 Woodcote Road, Wallington, Surrey, SM6 0NW
  • Porter & Co, 40 Benhill Avenue, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 4DA
  • Gowen & Stevens Llp, 5 Mulgrave Chambers, 26-28 Mulgrave Road, Sutton, Surrey, SM2 6LE

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Carshalton regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Carshalton with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Carshalton. This will likely include advice on granting a lease to a commercial tenant
  • Stanley Smith Hill & Co, 35 High Street, Carshalton, Surrey, SM5 3BG
  • Charmini Ravindran Law Ltd, 8 Lind Road, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 4PJ
  • Carpenter & Co, 46 Woodcote Road, Wallington, Surrey, SM6 0NW
  • Porter & Co, 40 Benhill Avenue, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 4DA
  • Gowen & Stevens Llp, 5 Mulgrave Chambers, 26-28 Mulgrave Road, Sutton, Surrey, SM2 6LE

Planning law solicitors in Carshalton regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The practices listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Carshalton with expertise in planning law. This will likely include advice on applications about listed buildings and conservation areas
  • Gowen & Stevens Llp, 5 Mulgrave Chambers, 26-28 Mulgrave Road, Sutton, Surrey, SM2 6LE
  • Crescent Law, 81 London Road, Morden, Surrey, SM4 5HP
  • Cuff And Gough Llp, Lamborn Place, 26 High Street, Banstead, Surrey, SM7 2LJ
  • Jeremy Marozzi & Co Solicitors, 12 Merton Park Parade, Wimbledon, London, SW19 3NT
  • Gregsons, St Christophers House, 19 Tabor Grove, London, SW19 4EX

Neighboring Locations

St Helier
Mitcham Junction
Hackbridge
Sutton
Carshalton
Wallington
Belmont

*Source acknowledgement: House price data produced by Land Registry as well data supplied by Lexsure Ltd.

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