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Kingston upon Thames Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 153 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Kingston upon Thames
  • 2 Average Land Registry Fee for this year to date was £540
  • 3 Average Stamp Duty Payable for this year to date was £30,045
  • 4 50% freehold and 50% leasehold conveyancing in Kingston upon Thames for this year to date
  • 5 The most common indemnity insurance policies for Kingston upon Thames conveyancing is Chancel

Examples of recent conveyancing in Kingston upon Thames since March 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Kingston upon Thames

I opted for a Kingston upon Thames based lawyer for our conveyancing in Kingston upon Thames recently. Reviewing the Terms and Conditions I seeI am liable for fees even if the dealfalls through. Would I be best advised to appoint a web based solicitor practice advertising no completion no cost conveyancing in Kingston upon Thames?

Generally there is a compromise along the lines that if "No Sale No Fee" is offered then the conveyancing charges will tend to be be higher to offset the transactions that do not go ahead. Please beware that these promotions tend not to protect you from expenses e.g. Kingston upon Thames conveyancing search charges.

We are a couple about to exchange contracts for a leasehold flat in Kingston upon Thames. We have hit a snag. Our loan offer with Leeds Building Society runs out on 12/8/2024 but the sellers are insisting on a completion date of 14/8/2024. Is it possible to extend the loan expiry date?

The best person to deal with your concern is your solicitors who is in a position to calculate if they better off negotiating with the lender, owner’s conveyancers, estate agents or indeed all three taking into account the circumstances your conveyancing to date.

It is a dozen years since I acquired my property in Kingston upon Thames. Conveyancing lawyers have now been appointed on the sale but I can't track down my title deeds. Is this a major issue?

You need not be too concerned. First there is a possibility that the deeds will be retained by your lender or they may be in the possession of the lawyers who acted in the purchase. Secondly in all probability the land will be registered at the land registry and you will be able to prove you own the property by your conveyancing lawyers procuring current official copies of the land registers. Almost all conveyancing in Kingston upon Thames involves registered property but in the rare situation where your property is not registered it adds to the complexity but is resolvable.

We had selected solicitors based in Kingston upon Thames on the Coventry BS solicitor panel. They have just billed me an additional charge for handling the Coventry BS mortgage. Is this a supplemental conveyancing fee set by Coventry BS?

As unfair as it may seem, as long as it’s in their Terms and Conditions or Quote then yes your property lawyer is entitled to levy a fee for this. The charge is not dictated by Coventry BS but by your Kingston upon Thames conveyancing practitioner. Numerous firms on the Coventry BS panel will quote an ‘acting for lender’ fee and others do not.

My fiancee and I are spending time viewing apartments in Kingston upon Thames and I am now considering a potential offer. Should I already have a lawyer appointed at this stage? I will be getting a mortgage with Nottingham.

It would be wise to start your search sooner rather than later. After you have chosen your lawyer and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and forward their details on to the selling agent. As you are getting a mortgage with Nottingham, ask your prospective lawyers if they are on the Nottingham conveyancing panel otherwise they can't do the mortgage legal work.

After weeks of negotiation I have agreed a price on an apartment in Kingston upon Thames. My financial adviser suggested a property lawyer. I paid an advanced payment of £150. Soon after, the property lawyer contacted me sheepishly admitting that they were not on the UBS conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?

You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the UBS panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.

I am employed by a busy estate agency in Kingston upon Thames where we see a number of leasehold sales derailed due to short leases. I have been given inconsistent advice from local Kingston upon Thames conveyancing firms. Please can you clarify whether the vendor of a flat can commence the lease extension formalities for the purchaser on completion of the sale?

As long as the seller has owned the lease for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to kick-start the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. The benefit of this is that the proposed purchaser can avoid having to wait 2 years for a lease extension. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment has to be done prior to, or simultaneously with completion of the sale.

Alternatively, it may be possible to agree the lease extension with the freeholder either before or after the sale. If you are informally negotiating there are no rules and so you cannot insist on the landlord agreeing to grant an extension or transferring the benefit of an agreement to the buyer.

I am the proprietor of a two-bedroom flat in Kingston upon Thames. Given that I can not reach agreement with the freeholder, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal make a decision on the sum due for the purchase of the freehold?

Where there is a absentee freeholder or where there is dispute about what the lease extension should cost, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 it is possible to make an application to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal to decide the price.

An example of a Lease Extension case for a Kingston upon Thames premises is Flat D 15 Claremont Gardens in September 2013. TheTribunal determined in accordance with section48 and Schedule13 of the Leasehold Reform,Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 that the premium for the extended lease should be fourteen thousand one hundred and eighty seven pounds (£14,187.00) This case related to 1 flat.

I see that you have a search directory identifying law firms on the bank conveyancing panel. Do Kingston upon Thames conveyancing firms pay you a commission if I retain them for my own conveyancing?

We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the lender conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to the any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Kingston upon Thames.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Kingston upon Thames

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Kingston upon Thames with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Leasehold Valuation Tribunal proceedings

  • Matrix Legal Limited, Millennium House, 21 Eden Street, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 1BL
  • Carter Bells Llp, Kings Stone House, 12 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 1HD
  • Rose & Rose Solicitors Llp, 40 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 1HL
  • Simpson Millar Llp, 25-29 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 1LL
  • Sherwood Wheatley, 48 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 1HW

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Kingston upon Thames regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Kingston upon Thames with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Kingston upon Thames. This may include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • Palmers, 89-91 Clarence Street, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 1QY
  • Matrix Legal Limited, Millennium House, 21 Eden Street, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 1BL
  • Carter Bells Llp, Kings Stone House, 12 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 1HD
  • Rose & Rose Solicitors Llp, 40 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 1HL
  • Simpson Millar Llp, 25-29 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 1LL

Planning law solicitors in Kingston upon Thames regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The practices listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Kingston upon Thames practicing in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including applications about listed buildings and conservation areas
  • Pegasus Solicitors Limited, 60 High Street, New Malden, Surrey, KT3 4EZ
  • Wsm (solicitors) Llp, Woodcock House, Gibbard Mews, 37-38 High Street, Wimbledon, London, SW19 5BY
  • Galloway Hughes Llp, Aissela, 46 High Street, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9QY
  • Gregsons, St Christophers House, 19 Tabor Grove, London, SW19 4EX
  • Hunter Peddell Property Law, Oak House, 39/41 The Parade, Claygate, Esher, Surrey, KT10 0PB

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

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