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Mitcham Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 The most common indemnity insurance policies for Mitcham conveyancing is Chancel
  • 2 Average Stamp Duty Payable for this year to date was £10,301
  • 3 95 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Mitcham
  • 4 was the busiest month and was the next busiest month while was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Mitcham
  • 5 Average Land Registry Fee for this year to date was £270

Examples of recent conveyancing in Mitcham since June 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Mitcham

I am expecting a mortgage with Halifax. I would like to retain the legal services of a Licensed Conveyancer in Mitcham. Does the Halifax Conveyancing panel allow for conveyancers regulated by the CLC?

The Halifax conveyancing panel is, like many other lenders, associated to the Council or Mortgage Lenders or Building Society Association, open to Licensed Conveyancers regulated by the CLC.

I am considering applying for a Lloyds mortgage for purchase of a new build (under development) in Mitcham with 60% loan to value. Is it compulsory to choose a solicitor on the conveyancing panel for Lloyds ?

There is nothing to stop you using your solicitor, but Lloyds will insist on their interests being represented by a firm on their conveyancing panel. There is greater potential for delays and confusion with an additional lawyer added to the mix, and it will undoubtedly be more expensive too.

I own a terraced Victorian house in Mitcham. Conveyancing solicitor represented me and National Westminster Bank. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and there are a couple of entries: the first freehold, another for leasehold with the matching address. I'd like to know for sure, how can I find out??

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

How does conveyancing in Mitcham differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build property in Mitcham contact us having been asked by the seller to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is ready to move into. This is because builders in Mitcham tend to acquire the real estate, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancing solicitors as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Mitcham or who has acted in the same development.

I decided to have a survey done on a property in Mitcham before instructing solicitors. I have been told that there is a flying freehold element to the property. The surveyor advised that some mortgage companies will not issue a loan on a flying freehold house.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Bank of Scotland has different requirements from Halifax. If you call us we can check with the appropriate bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Mitcham. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.

I was recommended by a couple of local property agents in Mitcham to choose a solicitor using your seach tool. Is there a financial upside for Estate Agents to market your site rather than alternative conveyancing organisations?

We refuse to give any commission for pointing buyers and sellers in our direction. We found it would be just too difficult a fee because a client could think, ‘Why is the agent getting a kickback? Why aren’t I receiving any benefit too?’ We would prefer to grow our business on genuine recommendations.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Mitcham

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Mitcham with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Service charge disputes

  • Rest Harrow Solicitors Llp, 207 London Road, Mitcham, Surrey, CR4 2JD
  • Alaga & Co, 305 Northborough Road, London, SW16 4TR
  • Dean Manson Llp, 243 Mitcham Road, London, SW17 9JQ
  • Surrey Solicitors, 1417-1419 London Road, Norbury, London, SW16 4AH
  • Thirus Solicitors, 114 Runnymede, London, SW19 2PH

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Mitcham regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

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

Planning law solicitors in Mitcham regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Mitcham specialising in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including making sure people do what the planning regulations say
  • Crescent Law, 81 London Road, Morden, Surrey, SM4 5HP
  • Jeremy Marozzi & Co Solicitors, 12 Merton Park Parade, Wimbledon, London, SW19 3NT
  • Capsticks Solicitors Llp, 1 St. Georges Road, Wimbledon, London, SW19 4DR
  • Ashworths Solicitors Llp, The Old Exchange, 12 Compton Road, Wimbledon, London, SW19 7QD
  • Gregsons, St Christophers House, 19 Tabor Grove, London, SW19 4EX

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

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