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Surbiton Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Average time frame of 46 days for registration of title in Surbiton
  • 2 October was the busiest month and November was the next busiest month while July was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Surbiton
  • 3 Average Stamp Duty Payable for this year to date was £18,021
  • 4 The most common indemnity insurance policies for Surbiton conveyancing is Lack of Planning Permission
  • 5 Average Land Registry Fee for this year to date was £540

Examples of recent conveyancing in Surbiton since March 2019*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Surbiton

I'm in the process of transferring my domestic mortgage to a BTL The Mortgage Works mortgage. The bank has said that I need a conveyancer as part of the process. I got in contact with my past Surbiton conveyancing practitioner who dealt with the legals when I originally bought the property. The fee calculation they've given of £575 plus disbursements has surprised me as its a refinance than a sale or purchase.

The costs illustration is slightly on the expensive side. If you are prepared to invest time comparing prices you might get the conveyancing a bit cheaper by say a hundred pounds. That being said, providing that you were pleased with the legal work the firm provided you maylive to rue choosing an an unknown solicitor. Remember to check the firm can act for The Mortgage Works. Do employ our search tool to select a Surbiton conveyancing firm on the The Mortgage Works approved list of lawyers, which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Surbiton.

We are due to exchange buying a house in Surbiton but as a consequence of damage from the recent storms I have was able negotiate recompense from the seller in the sum of £3k by way of a deduction in the price. I had intended this to be addressed as part of the conveyancing process yet Kent Reliance will not permit this. Should they have been notified?

Any lawyer that is on a Kent Reliance approved list is obliged to disclose to Kent Reliance of any changes to the sale price. If you were to refuse your conveyancer to report the reduction to Kent Reliance then they would have to discontinue acting for you. In addition, Kent Reliance and you would have to appoint a new conveyancer for your conveyancing in Surbiton.

Having sold my house in Surbiton last July but my buyer keeps e-mailing every few hours to say his solicitor is waiting to hear from mine. What are the post completion sale formalities following completion?

Following your house sale your conveyancer is obliged to send the transfer deeds and all supplemental paperwork to the purchaser's conveyancer. If applicable, your solicitor must also send confirmation that the legal charge in favour of the lender has been redeemed to the purchasers solicitors. There are no post completion tasks just for conveyancing in Surbiton.

Do I find a Licenced Conveyancer or Solicitor for conveyancing in Surbiton?

There are two types of lawyers who can perform conveyancing in Surbiton namely CLC regulated conveyancers or solicitors. Both professionals provide conveyancing services that you need to complete the disposal or acquisition of property. They are both obliged to execute Surbiton conveyancing on similar quality and guidelines so you can be safe in the knowledge that your conveyancing will be properly conducted and that all requirements and procedures should be appropriately followed.

My lawyer has informed me that breach of easement insurance is necessary on my purchase. What is the level of cover for Surbiton conveyancing?

The appropriate level of breach of easement indemnity insurance depends on who your lender is. It would differ for example between Birmingham Midshires and The Royal Bank of Scotland. Conveyancing lawyers as opposed to members of the public take out such policies.

After what seems like an age I have had an offer on an apartment in Surbiton agreed to, but there is a chain. The owners have offered on a property, however it’s not been accepted yet, and are looking at other flats in the pipeline. I have selected a high street conveyancing solicitor in Surbiton. What should be my next step? When should I get the mortgage application with Yorkshire BS going?

It is usual to have concerns where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to incur expenses prematurely (home loan application is in the region of £1k, then valuation, Surbiton conveyancing search fees, etc). First, you must ensure that your property lawyer is on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel. As to the next stages this very much depends on the circumstances of your case, attraction to the property and on the state of the market. During a rising market some home buyers will apply for the mortgage with Yorkshire BS and pay for the valuation and only if it was satisfactory would they pay their conveyancer to press on with the conveyancing in Surbiton.

Various internet forums that I have frequented warn that are the main reason for delay in Surbiton conveyancing transactions. Is this right?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) released conclusions of a review by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not figure within the most frequent causes of hindrances in the conveyancing process. Local searches are not likely to feature in any holding up conveyancing in Surbiton.

Is it best to go with a Surbiton conveyancing lawyer based in the area that I am buying? I have an old university friend who can perform the legal formalities but they are based a couple of hundredkilometers drive away.

The primary upside of using a local Surbiton conveyancing firm is that you can attend the office to sign documents, present your ID and pester them where appropriate. Having local Surbiton know how is a plus. However nothing is more important than finding someone that will do a good and efficient job. If you know people who used your friend and they were impressed that must surpass using an unfamiliar Surbiton conveyancing lawyer solely due to them being local.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Surbiton regulated by the SRA

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

  • Hill Johnson & Leo, 59 Victoria Road, Surbiton, Surrey, KT6 4NQ
  • Hill Johnson Trading As Leo And Stockton, Second Floor Offices, 59 Victoria Road, Surbiton, Surrey, KT6 4NQ
  • Surbitonlaw Llp, 16a Isabel House, 46 Victoria Road, Surbiton, Surrey, KT6 4JL
  • Surbitonlaw Limited, 16a Isabel House, 46 Victoria Road, Surbiton, Surrey, KT6 4JL
  • Howell-jones Llp, 75 Surbiton Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 2AF

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Surbiton

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Surbiton with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on wrongful eviction

  • Hill Johnson & Leo, 59 Victoria Road, Surbiton, Surrey, KT6 4NQ
  • Hill Johnson Trading As Leo And Stockton, Second Floor Offices, 59 Victoria Road, Surbiton, Surrey, KT6 4NQ
  • Howell-jones Llp, 75 Surbiton Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 2AF
  • Dunn & Co, 52 Fassett Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 2TF
  • S Abraham Solicitors, 290a Ewell Road, Surbiton, Surrey, KT6 7AQ

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Surbiton regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Surbiton with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Surbiton. This may include advice on commercial leases including all matters relating to landlord and tenant law
  • Hill Johnson Trading As Leo And Stockton, Second Floor Offices, 59 Victoria Road, Surbiton, Surrey, KT6 4NQ
  • Hill Johnson & Leo, 59 Victoria Road, Surbiton, Surrey, KT6 4NQ
  • Surbitonlaw Limited, 16a Isabel House, 46 Victoria Road, Surbiton, Surrey, KT6 4JL
  • Surbitonlaw Llp, 16a Isabel House, 46 Victoria Road, Surbiton, Surrey, KT6 4JL
  • Keith Howell-jones Limited, 75 Surbiton Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 2AF

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

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