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Morden Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 August was the busiest month and September was the next busiest month while November was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Morden
  • 2 Percentage of leasehold conveyancing purchases in Morden is 12% where there is a share in the management company or freehold company
  • 3 Percentage of cases in Morden that are buy to let is 8%
  • 4 Average time from start to moving day was 38 days for conveyancing in Morden
  • 5 138 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Morden

Examples of recent conveyancing in Morden since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Morden

Why is leasehold purchase conveyancing in Morden is more expensive?

The conveyancing charges on a leasehold property in Morden is often more expensive than on a freehold acquisition or disposal. This is because there is an amount of supplemental time necessary in corresponding with the freeholder and management company to collate the information concerning whether the rent and service charges have been cleared and whether there are any significant expenditure in the foreseeable future on repairs or maintenance of the block.

Have just purchased a probate house at auction in Morden. Conveyancing is required. What are my next steps?

Having to all intents and purposes signed on the dotted line you should retain a conveyancing solicitor as a matter of priority as you are facing a pending a drop dead date to complete the property. Every auction property will have a corresponding auction pack. This should include most,if not all of the documents that your solicitor requires. If you have purchased leasehold property the conveyancing pack may provide a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and other conveyancing paperwork specific to a leasehold property. You should give this to the lawyer instructed by you ASAP. Do make sure that your finances are organised to complete the transaction on the set completion date.

is it true that all Morden solicitor firms on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel are regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority?

As a firm of solicitors, in order to be on the Leeds Building Society approved list of solicitors they would need to be overseen by the SRA. The majority of lenders do allow licenced conveyancers on their panel in which case such firms would be overseen by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.

I currently have a mortgage with Kent Reliance for my property in Morden. Conveyancing was finalised months ago. In the event that I decide to rent out my property and do not currently have a buy-to-let mortgage do I need to remortgage to a buy-to-let mortgage or inform Kent Reliance?

You must advise Kent Reliance before letting out your property as this is likely to be a breach of Kent Reliance’s mortgage conditions. It may be that Kent Reliance will permit you to let out your former home without needing to switch to a buy-to-let mortgage but some lenders will add a surcharge to your mortgage rate to reflect the higher risk. You should contact Kent Reliance directly. It should not be necessary to do this via a Kent Reliance conveyancing panel firm.

A friend suggested that if I am purchasing in Morden I should carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?

This is a search is sometimes included in the estimate for your Morden conveyancing searches. It is not a small report of more than thirty pages, listing and setting out important information about Morden around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the local Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the type of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average Property Price, Crime details, Morden Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful information concerning Morden.

I am buying a new build house in Morden with a mortgage from Coventry Building Society. The sellers refused to move on the price so I negotiated £7000 of extras instead. The house builders rep suggested that I not to tell my solicitor about this deal as it would jeopardize my mortgage with the lender. Do I keep my lawyer in the dark?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I have offered on two weeks back in what was supposed to be a simple, no chain conveyancing. Morden is where the house is located. Can you shed any light on this issue?

Flying freeholds in Morden are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Morden you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds very carefully. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Morden 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.

As co-executor for the estate of my grandfather I am selling a residence in Neath but reside in Morden. My conveyancer (approximately 200 miles awayrequires that I sign a statutory declaration prior to completion. Could you suggest a conveyancing lawyer in Morden who can witness and place their company stamp on the document?

Technically speaking you are not likely to be required to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally or notary public or solicitor will do regardless of whether they are based in Morden

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Morden regulated by the SRA

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

  • Stone & Stone Solicitors Llp, 16 Crown Lane, Morden, Surrey, SM4 5BP
  • Crescent Law, 81 London Road, Morden, Surrey, SM4 5HP
  • Noble Law Solicitors, 89 London Road, Morden, Surrey, SM4 5HP
  • James O'neill, 64a London Road, Morden, Surrey, SM4 5BE
  • Morden Solicitors Llp, 7-7a London Road, Morden, Surrey, SM4 5HT

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Morden

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Morden specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Claims for damages for illegal

  • Stone & Stone Solicitors Llp, 16 Crown Lane, Morden, Surrey, SM4 5BP
  • Crescent Law, 81 London Road, Morden, Surrey, SM4 5HP
  • James O'neill, 64a London Road, Morden, Surrey, SM4 5BE
  • Morden Solicitors Llp, 7-7a London Road, Morden, Surrey, SM4 5HT
  • Broadbridge Grimes Solicitors, 110 Morden Road, London, SW19 3BP

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Morden regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Morden practicing in commercial conveyancing in Morden. This will likely include advice on taking a commercial lease as a tenant
  • Stone & Stone Solicitors Llp, 16 Crown Lane, Morden, Surrey, SM4 5BP
  • Crescent Law, 81 London Road, Morden, Surrey, SM4 5HP
  • Noble Law Solicitors, 89 London Road, Morden, Surrey, SM4 5HP
  • James O'neill, 64a London Road, Morden, Surrey, SM4 5BE
  • Broadbridge Grimes Solicitors, 110 Morden Road, London, SW19 3BP

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

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