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Mitcham Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 49% freehold and 51% leasehold conveyancing in Mitcham for this year to date
  • 2 Percentage of cases in Mitcham that are buy to let is 23%
  • 3 Percentage of leasehold conveyancing purchases in Mitcham is 15% where there is a share in the management company or freehold company
  • 4 February was the busiest month and June was the next busiest month while April was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Mitcham
  • 5 Average Stamp Duty Payable for this year to date was £9,310

Examples of recent conveyancing in Mitcham since August 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Mitcham

How up to date is your search tool for Mitcham conveyancing solicitors on the Lloyds conveyancing panel? Do Lloyds send you an updated list?

Mitcham conveyancing firms themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the Lloyds conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from Lloyds directly.

What is your number one tip for finding a conveyancing solicitor in Mitcham

Do not opt for the lowest Mitcham conveyancing costs illustration. You really do get what you’re paying for when it comes to conveyancing solicitors. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you go into the conveyancing with your eyes wide open.

A relative advised me that in buying a property in Mitcham there could be various restrictions preventing external changes to the property. Is this right?

We are aware of a number of properties in Mitcham which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to execute external changes. Part of the conveyancing in Mitcham should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.

I have been advised by my conveyancer that defective lease insurance is required on my purchase. What is the typical level of cover needed for conveyancing in Mitcham?

The right level of defective lease indemnity insurance should be dictated by who who your lender is. It would differ for example between Barclays and The Royal Bank of Scotland. Conveyancing practitioners as opposed to members of the public take out such policies.

I own a renovated Georgian property in Mitcham. Conveyancing lawyer represented me and HSBC Bank. I did a free Land Registry search last week and I saw a couple of entries: the first freehold, the second leasehold with the matching address. I'd like to know for sure, how can I find out??

You should assess the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Mitcham and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they mortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with purchasers. You can also enquire as to the position with your conveyancing solicitor who carried out the work.

About to purchase a new build apartment in Mitcham. Conveyancing is daunting at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build legal work.

Here are examples of a few leasehold new build questions that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Mitcham

    Please provide evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. Please confirm the Lease plans are architect prepared. The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme.

We are four weeks into a residential purchase having been directed to solicitors by the selling agent to carry out the conveyancing in Mitcham. I am am extremely disappointed with the quality of service. Could you you assist me in finding new solicitors?

They would have to be very bad to suggest diss instructing them. Has the mortgage offer been issued? If so you need to inform them of the replacement solicitor and get the offer are issued to the new lawyers. Your new conveyancer should be on the lenders approved list to avoid escalating fees and frustration. That should be your starting point. Our find a solicitor tool should assist you in finding a lender approved lawyer for your home move in Mitcham

Expecting to sign contracts shortly on a studio apartment in Mitcham. Conveyancing lawyers have said that they will have a report out to me tomorrow. What should I be looking out for?

The report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Mitcham should include some of the following:

    if lease caters for for a sinking fund? Whether the landlord has obligations to ensure rights of quiet enjoyment over your property and do you know what it means in practice? It needs to be made clear to you if the lease allows you to change or improve anything in the flat- you must be made aware as to whether it relates to all alterations or limited to structural alteration, and whether licences for alterations is required How long the lease is. You should receive guidance as what happens when the lease ends, and aware of the importance of the 80 year mark Specifying your legal entitlements in respect of the communal areas in the block.For example, does the lease permit a right of way over a path or hallways?
For a comprehensive list of information to be contained in your report on your leasehold property in Mitcham please enquire of your lawyer in ahead of your conveyancing in Mitcham.

Following years of correspondence we simply can't agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Mitcham. Does the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal have jurisdiction to calculate the appropriate figures?

if there is a missing freeholder or where there is disagreement about what the lease extension should cost, under the relevant legislation you can apply to the LVT to determine the amount due.

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement decision for a Mitcham flat is 50 & 52 Southcroft Road in September 2013. The tribunals own valuation determined that the premium payable should be £29,000 This case related to 2 flats. The unexpired lease term was 86.11 and 60.64.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Mitcham regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Mitcham but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.

  • Rest Harrow Solicitors Llp, 207 London Road, Mitcham, Surrey, CR4 2JD
  • Preuveneers Llp, 103-105 London Road, Mitcham, Surrey, CR4 2JA
  • Vas & Co Solicitors, 156 London Road, Mitcham, Surrey, CR4 3LD
  • Strasons, 260 Mitcham Lane, London, SW16 6NU
  • Dean Manson Llp, 243 Mitcham Road, London, SW17 9JQ

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Mitcham regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Mitcham specialising in commercial conveyancing in Mitcham. This should include advice on commercial leases including all matters relating to landlord and tenant law
  • Rest Harrow Solicitors Llp, 207 London Road, Mitcham, Surrey, CR4 2JD
  • Preuveneers Llp, 103-105 London Road, Mitcham, Surrey, CR4 2JA
  • Vas & Co Solicitors, 156 London Road, Mitcham, Surrey, CR4 3LD
  • Strasons, 260 Mitcham Lane, London, SW16 6NU
  • Thirus Solicitors, 114 Runnymede, London, SW19 2PH

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Mitcham regulated by the CLC

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Mitcham but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • R & C Property Lawyers Llp, 10A Upper Tooting Road, SW17 7PG
  • Walter Saunders, 382 Brockley Road, SE4 2BY

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

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