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Kingston upon Thames Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 130 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Kingston upon Thames
  • 2 Average time frame of 54 days for registration of title in Kingston upon Thames
  • 3 Percentage of cases in Kingston upon Thames that are buy to let is 17%
  • 4 Average Land Registry Fee for this year to date was £540
  • 5 54% freehold and 46% leasehold conveyancing in Kingston upon Thames for this year to date

Examples of recent conveyancing in Kingston upon Thames since April 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Kingston upon Thames

I chose a local lawyer for my conveyancing in Kingston upon Thames today. After carefully reading the official terms of business I noteI am responsible for fees even if the movedoes not happen. Would I be best advised to choose an internet lawyer promoting no move no charge conveyancing in Kingston upon Thames?

It is usually a trade off in that if "No Sale No Fee" is available then the conveyancing charges will generally be uplifted to neutralise the cases that fail to complete. Please beware that such deals generally do not protect you from disbursements for example Kingston upon Thames conveyancing search fees.

I am buying a terraced house in Kingston upon Thames. Conveyancing solicitors are said to be ‘a necessary evil’ but can I do it myself?

Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing in Kingston upon Thames you will have to appoint a solicitor on your mortgage company's conveyancing panel to look after their interests. Most people therefore find it easier to let the solicitor act for them and the lender. Furthermore there is minimal cost savings to be made in you doing conveyancing for yourself and another lawyer conducting the conveyancing for the lender. Please feel free to use the search tool to find a lawyer on your lender panel in Kingston upon Thames.

My bid for a property was accepted at auction in Kingston upon Thames. Conveyancing is needed. What happens now?

Having legally committed yourself to purchase you now have to find a conveyancing lawyer soon as you are facing a pending deadline in which to complete the deal. Every auction property will have an associated legal pack. This should include most,if not all of the paperwork that your conveyancer will need. If you have purchased leasehold premises the legal pack should contain a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and associated conveyancing paperwork specific to a leasehold property. You need to hand this to the lawyer instructed by you as soon as possible. Do make sure that your finances are in place to complete on the date specified in the contract.

We previously appointed conveyancing lawyers locally in Kingston upon Thames on the Skipton solicitor approved list. They are now charging me a separate amount for dealing with the Skipton mortgage. Is this a supplemental conveyancing fee set by Skipton?

Unfortunately, as long as it is in their Terms of Engagement or estimate then yes your property lawyer can charge a fee for this. This charge is not dictated by Skipton but by your Kingston upon Thames solicitor. Numerous firms on the Skipton panel will charge an ‘acting for lender’ fee but plenty of practices incorporate it on their overall fee.

I have instructed a Kingston upon Thames property lawyer having made sure that they are on the HSBC conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property?

HSBC will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually HSBC will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. You may wish to consider appointing your own Kingston upon Thames surveyor to carry out a survey or prepare a home buyers report on the property. It is up to you to satisfy yourself that the property is structurally sound before you buy it. If the survey or report reveals that building work is needed, you should tell your solicitor. You may wish to renegotiate with the seller.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold element on a house I have offered on two weeks back in what should have been a simple, chain free conveyancing. Kingston upon Thames is where the house is located. What do you suggest?

Flying freeholds in Kingston upon Thames are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Kingston upon Thames you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds diligently. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Kingston upon Thames may decide that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold residence.

What does commercial conveyancing in Kingston upon Thames cover?

Kingston upon Thames conveyancing for business premises covers a broad array of advice, offered by regulated solicitors, relating to business property. By way of example, this area of conveyancing can cover the sale or purchase of freehold business premises or, more commonly, the transfer of existing leases or the drafting of new leasing arrangements. Commercial conveyancing solicitors can also offer advice on the sale of business assets, commercial loans and the termination of tenancies.

I am on look out for some leasehold conveyancing in Kingston upon Thames. Before I set the wheels in motion I would like to find out the number of years remaining on the lease.

Assuming the lease is registered - and most are in Kingston upon Thames - then the leasehold title will always include the basic details of the lease, namely the date; the term; and the original parties. From a conveyancing perspective such details then enable any prospective buyer and lender to confirm that any lease they are looking at is the one relevant to that title. For any other purpose, such as confirming how long the term was granted for and calculating what is left, then the register should be sufficient on it's own.

I am the registered owner of a a ground floor purpose built flat in Kingston upon Thames. Given that I can not reach agreement with the landlord, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal determine the sum due for the purchase of the freehold?

if there is a absentee landlord or if there is disagreement 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 First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to calculate the sum to be paid.

An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Kingston upon Thames flat 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 was in relation to 1 flat.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Kingston upon Thames

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list 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 Terms and conditions of tenancy agreements

  • 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 firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Kingston upon Thames practicing in commercial conveyancing in Kingston upon Thames. This should include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • 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

Residential 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

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

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