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New Malden Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 124 is the median number of years remaining on leases in New Malden
  • 2 Average Stamp Duty Payable for this year to date was £26,445
  • 3 Average time from start to completion was 43 days for conveyancing in New Malden
  • 4 Percentage of leasehold conveyancing purchases in New Malden is 22% where there is a share in the management company or freehold company
  • 5 Percentage of cases in New Malden that are buy to let is 13%

Examples of recent conveyancing in New Malden since December 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in New Malden

We hired a high street lawyer for our conveyancing in New Malden today. Reviewing the terms of engagement I noteI am liable for fees even if the sale aborts. Should I ditch them and instruct a web based solicitor practice advertising no move no charge conveyancing in New Malden?

Generally there is a compromise along the lines that if "No Completion No Fee" is available then the conveyancing charges will tend to be be more expensive to counteract the conveyances that fail to complete. Also remember that these offerings rarely protect you from expenditure such your New Malden conveyancing search costs.

It is 10 years ago since I acquired my house in New Malden. Conveyancing solicitors have recently been retained on the sale but I am unable to find the title deeds. Will this jeopardise the sale?

Don’t worry too much. Firstly there is a possibility that the deeds will be with the mortgage company or they could still be with the solicitor who handled your purchase. Secondly the likelihood is that the land will be recorded at the land registry and you will be able to prove you are the registered owner by your conveyancing lawyers procuring up to date copy of the land registers. Nearly all conveyancing in New Malden involves registered property but in the rare situation where your property is not registered it adds to the complexity but is not insurmountable.

Should commercial conveyancing searches reveal proposed roadworks that may impact a commercial land in New Malden?

Its becoming the norm that commercial conveyancing solicitors in New Malden will execute a SiteSolutions Highways report as it dramatically cuts the time that conveyancers spend in researching accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in New Malden. The report provides definitive information on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in New Malden.

For each commercial conveyancing transaction in New Malden it is crucial to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. The absence of identifying developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately may result in delays to New Malden commercial conveyancing deals as well as present a risk to future intentions for the site. These searches are not conducted for domestic conveyancing in New Malden.

I have been advised by two or three local estate agents in New Malden to choose a property lawyer using your seach tool. Is there a financial inducement for Estate Agents to recommend your services ahead of a competitor’s?

We refuse to offer any commission for pointing buyers and sellers our way. We thought it would be too underhand to pay a commission as a client could think, ‘How come the agent getting a kickback? Why aren’t I receiving any benefit too?’ So we decided to step away from that.

In my capacity as executor for the will of my father I am selling a residence in Newport but I am based in New Malden. My conveyancer (who is 250 miles awayhas requested that I execute a statutory declaration prior to completion. Can you recommend a conveyancing lawyer in New Malden who can witness this legal document for me?

strictly speaking you are unlikely to need to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily any notary public or qualified solicitor will suffice regardless of whether they are New Malden based

Last November I purchased a leasehold property in New Malden. Am I liable to pay service charges for periods before my ownership?

Where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous owner and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. Strange as it may seem, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. It is an essential part of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to ensure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.

If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).

I have tried to negotiate informally with with my landlord to extend my lease without success. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal adjudicate on such issues? Can you recommend a New Malden conveyancing firm to represent me?

You certainly can. We are happy to put you in touch with a New Malden conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension decision for a New Malden premises 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 related to 1 flat.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in New Malden regulated by the SRA

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

  • Pegasus Solicitors Limited, 60 High Street, New Malden, Surrey, KT3 4EZ
  • Pearson Hards Llp, Fountain House, 2 Kingston Road, New Malden, Surrey, KT3 3LR
  • V J Nathan Solicitors, 220b Kingston Road, New Malden, Surrey, KT3 3RJ
  • Pamela Clemo & Co, 146 Coombe Lane West, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT2 7DE
  • Callaghan & Co, Coombe House, 118 Coombe Lane West, Kingston upon Thames, Greater London, KT2 7DD

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in New Malden

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in New Malden practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Claims for damages for illegal

  • Pegasus Solicitors Limited, 60 High Street, New Malden, Surrey, KT3 4EZ
  • Pearson Hards Llp, Fountain House, 2 Kingston Road, New Malden, Surrey, KT3 3LR
  • V J Nathan Solicitors, 220b Kingston Road, New Malden, Surrey, KT3 3RJ
  • C L Clemo & Co, 88 Copse Hill, London, SW20 0EF
  • Brett Holt Solicitors, 138a Central Road, Worcester Park, Surrey, KT4 8HW

Planning law solicitors in New Malden regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in New Malden practicing in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including applications about listed buildings and conservation areas
  • Pegasus Solicitors Limited, 60 High Street, New Malden, Surrey, KT3 4EZ
  • Jeremy Marozzi & Co Solicitors, 12 Merton Park Parade, Wimbledon, London, SW19 3NT
  • Wsm (solicitors) Llp, Woodcock House, Gibbard Mews, 37-38 High Street, Wimbledon, London, SW19 5BY
  • Gregsons, St Christophers House, 19 Tabor Grove, London, SW19 4EX
  • Capsticks Solicitors Llp, 1 St. Georges Road, Wimbledon, London, SW19 4DR

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

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