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Cheap conveyancing in Kingston upon Thames does not necessarily mean low quality - but the odds are stacked against you

Kingston upon Thames Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Percentage of leasehold conveyancing cases in Kingston upon Thames with service charge retention of 9%
  • 2 Percentage of cases in Kingston upon Thames that are buy to let is 29%
  • 3 Average time from start to moving day was 36 days for conveyancing in Kingston upon Thames
  • 4 124 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Kingston upon Thames
  • 5 Average time frame of 46 days for registration of title in Kingston upon Thames

Examples of recent conveyancing in Kingston upon Thames since June 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Kingston upon Thames

Our family solicitor has given a fee estimate £1150 for freehold conveyancing in Kingston upon Thames. I’m looking to sell a Georgian detached home for £150,000. This seems over the top. Is it in excess of what I should be paying for conveyancing in Kingston upon Thames?

The quote is slightly on the steep side. If you shop around you could trim some of the cost by say £100 plus VAT. On the other hand, you mightcome to regret choosing an a cheaper lawyer. Don't forget to be sure the solicitor can act for your mortgage company. You can use our search tool to find a Kingston upon Thames conveyancing company on the banks conveyancing panel which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Kingston upon Thames.

I do hope you can assist me. My Kingston upon Thames lawyer is advising me that he has toorder Kingston upon Thames conveyancing searches becausethe firm are on the Lloydsconveyancing panel. Do I not have any options here?

Unfortunately both you and your lawyer have little choice here. Given that you are taking out a loan with a mortgage company your conveyancing practitioner has to comply with their conditions as set out in their version of the CML Conveyancing Handbook. Your conveyancing practitioner would have previously signed the Terms and Conditions of your bank’s conveyancing panel appointment which obliges them to comply with the CML Handbook requirements . Even if you were a cash buyer you would be ill advised not to carry out Kingston upon Thames conveyancing searches.

In looking at for a conveyancing lawyer in Kingston upon Thames, most comment that I must use a CQS assured solicitor. Can you explain what CQS is?

Kingston upon Thames Conveyancing Quality Scheme solicitors have been granted certification by the law Society The Law Society introduced CQS to establish evidence of quality standards in the in the legal transfer of properties. CQS helps house movers to recognise solicitor firms that provide a quality residential conveyancing. Kingston upon Thames is one of the many areas in England and Wales in which accredited firms are based. The conveyancing scheme obliges law firms to undergo a strict assessment, compulsory training, self-reporting, random audits and yearly assessments in order to maintain CQS status. It is available to solicitors and not licensed conveyancers and has the support of the Association of British Insurers.

Various web forums that I have visited warn that are the main reason for obstruction in Kingston upon Thames conveyancing transactions. Is that correct?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) released conclusions of a review by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not figure within the most frequent causes of delays in the conveyancing process. Searches are unlikely to be the root cause of holding up conveyancing in Kingston upon Thames.

I am looking into buying my first house which is in Kingston upon Thames and I am already nervous. I couldn't find anything specific about Kingston upon Thames. Conveyancing will be needed in due course but do you know about the Kingston upon Thames area? or perhaps some other tips you can share?

Rather than looking online forget looking online you should go and have a look at Kingston upon Thames. In the meantime here are some basic statistics that we found

My 20yr old son is about to join the property ladder, the home loan was agreed last week in principle. One the offer was accepted on apartment we called the mortgage company to issue the formal offer. I was very surprised to hear that mortgage lenders do not accept all solicitor, they need to be on their approved list, is this legal?

Lenders tend to imposes restrictions either the type or the number of conveyancing practices on their panel. Typical examples of such restriction(s) being that a firm must have two or more partners. In addition to restricting the type of firm, some have decided to limit the number of firms they use to represent them. You should note that lenders have no responsibility for the quality of advice provided by any Kingston upon Thames lawyer on their panel. Mortgage fraud was a key driver in the rationalisation of conveyancing panels a few years ago and whilst there are differing views about the extent of solicitor involvement in some of that fraud. Statistics from the Land Registry reveal that thousands of law firms only carry out one or two conveyances a year. Those supporting conveyancing panel cuts ask why law firms should have the right to be on a Lender panel when clearly, conveyancing is not their speciality. To put it another way; would you want a conveyancing solicitor to represent you if you were charged with a crime? Presumably not.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Kingston upon Thames

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Kingston upon Thames practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on wrongful eviction

  • 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

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Kingston upon Thames regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Kingston upon Thames but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Property Transfer Co-ordination Ptc, Corner House, KT1 2NR
  • Clay & Co Limited, First Floor, TW11 0HE
  • J Scollan & Co Property Lawyers, First Floor Canal Court, TW8 8JA
  • Stratega Law Ltd, Bldg 3 Chiswick Park, W4 5YA

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

The list below is 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 special planning controls
  • 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

Neighboring Locations

Hampton Wick
Kingston upon Thames

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

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