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Teddington Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Average time from start to completion was 43 days for conveyancing in Teddington
  • 2 57% freehold and 43% leasehold conveyancing in Teddington for this year to date
  • 3 Average Stamp Duty Payable for this year to date was £32,882
  • 4 Percentage of cases in Teddington that are buy to let is 2%
  • 5 Percentage of leasehold conveyancing purchases in Teddington is 80% where there is a share in the management company or freehold company

Examples of recent conveyancing in Teddington since January 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Teddington

My mortgage broker requires my Teddington lawyer’ panel reference for the HSBC conveyancing panel. Can you suggest how I discover this. I have called my local Teddington branch but they have not got back to me yet.

Have you tried contacting your Teddington property lawyer about this?. Most Teddington conveyancing practices will retain a file or database of lender panel information which would include, if applicable, their conveyancing panel details for each bank.

It is is a decade since I bought my property in Teddington. Conveyancing lawyers have recently been retained on the sale but I am unable to track down my deeds. Is this a problem?

Don’t worry too much. First there is a chance that the deeds will be kept by the lender or they may still be with the conveyancers who acted in the purchase. Secondly the likelihood is that the property will be recorded at the land registry and you will be able to prove you own the property by your conveyancing solicitors acquiring current official copies of the land registers. Almost all conveyancing in Teddington involves registered property but in the unlikely event that your property is not registered it is more problematic but is not insurmountable.

we are a couple who are buying a newly converted apartment in Teddington with a loan from Britannia.We like our Teddington conveyancing lawyer but Britannia informed us he's not on their approved list of member firms. we are left little option but to use a Britannia panel firm or retain our local solicitor and pay for a Britannia panel lawyer to represent them. This seems very unfair; Can we not simply insist that Britannia use our lawyer?

No, not really. The mortgage issued to you contains terms and conditions, one of which will be that solicitors will be on the Britannia conveyancing panel. in the past, most lenders had large numbers of solicitors on their panels: a borrower could choose one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. A further alternative is for your lawyer to apply to be on the conveyancing panel for Britannia

When it comes to lenders such as Principality, do Teddington lawyers incur a yearly amount to be on the conveyancing panel?

We are not aware of any lender fees to register on their panel, although some do charge an administration charge to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel submission.

Is it the case that all Teddington solicitor firms on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel are overseen by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority?

As a firm of solicitors, in order to be on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel they would need to be governed by the SRA. Some mortgage companies do permit licenced conveyancers on their panel and in such a situation the firms would be overseen by the CLC.

We had chosen conveyancing lawyers based in Teddington on the Leeds Building Society solicitor panel. They are now charging me an additional amount for the legal aspects of the Leeds Building Society mortgage. Is this an additional conveyancing fee specified by Leeds Building Society?

As unfair as it may appear, as long as it’s in their Terms of Engagement or estimate then yes your conveyancer may charge a fee for this. This charge is not set by Leeds Building Society but by your Teddington property lawyer. Some firms on the Leeds Building Society panel will charge ’dealing with mortgage’ fee and others do not.

I am using a search engine for the term cheap conveyancing in Teddington it brings up numerous property lawyerslocally. With so much choice what is the best way to find the suitable conveyancing solicitor for the sale of my house?

The preferential way of finding the right conveyancer is via trusted recommendation, so seek the counsel of colleagues and those you trust who have bought a property in Teddington or a local estate agent or mortgage broker. Charges for conveyancing in Teddington vary, so it's a good idea to request a minimum of four costs illustrations from different companies. Make sure that you clarify that the fees are fixed.

Can you provide any top tips for leasehold conveyancing in Teddington from the perspective of saving time on the sale process?

  • Much of the delay in leasehold conveyancing in Teddington can be avoided if you instruct lawyers the minute your agents start marketing the property and request that they start to put together the leasehold documentation which will be required by the buyers’ representatives.
  • Many landlords or managing agents in Teddington charge for supplying management packs for a leasehold property. You or your lawyers should enquire as to the fee that they propose to charge. The management information can be applied for as soon as you have a buyer, thus accelerating the process. The average time it takes to receive management information is three weeks. It is the most common cause of delay in leasehold conveyancing in Teddington. If there is a history of any disputes with your landlord or managing agents it is essential that these are resolved prior to the flat being marketed. The buyers and their solicitors will be warry about purchasing a property where there is a current dispute. You will have to accept that you will have to pay any arrears of service charge or settle the dispute prior to the buyers completing the purchase. It is therefore preferable to have any dispute settled prior to the contract papers being issued to the buyers’ solicitors. You are still duty bound to disclose details of the dispute to the buyers, but it is clearly preferable to present the dispute as historic as opposed to unresolved. You believe that you know the number of years left on your lease but it would be advisable verify this by asking your solicitors. A purchaser's lawyer will be unlikely to recommend their client to to exchange contracts if the lease term is under 80 years. In the circumstances it is important at an early stage that you identify whether the lease term requires a lease extension. If it does, contact your solicitors before you put your home on the market for sale. In the event that you altered the property did you need the Landlord’s permission? In particular have you installed wooden flooring? Most leases in Teddington state that internal structural alterations or installing wooden flooring calls for a licence from the Landlord acquiescing to such changes. Where you fail to have the approvals to hand you should not contact the landlord without checking with your solicitor first.

I have given up trying to purchase the freehold in Teddington. Can this matter be resolved via the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal?

in cases where there is a missing freeholder or if there is disagreement about the premium for a lease extension, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 it is possible to make an application to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to decide the price.

An example of a Lease Extension case for a Teddington flat 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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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Teddington

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Teddington specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Service charge disputes

  • Kagan Moss & Co, 22 The Causeway, Teddington, Middlesex, TW11 0HF
  • Richard Kanani & Co Ltd, 4 Cranmer Road, Hampton Hill, Hampton, Middlesex, TW12 1DW
  • Infields, Infields, 1 Old Bridge Street, Hampton Wick, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 4BU
  • The Srb Trustee Company Limited, Stone House, 12-13 Church Street, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW1 3NJ
  • Stone Rowe Brewer Llp, Stone House, 12-13 Church Street, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW1 3NJ

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Teddington regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Teddington practicing in commercial conveyancing in Teddington. This will likely include advice on buying and selling small and large scale commercial property and agricultural land
  • Kagan Moss & Co, 22 The Causeway, Teddington, Middlesex, TW11 0HF
  • Richard Kanani & Co Ltd, 4 Cranmer Road, Hampton Hill, Hampton, Middlesex, TW12 1DW
  • Infields, Infields, 1 Old Bridge Street, Hampton Wick, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 4BU
  • Stone Rowe Brewer Llp, Stone House, 12-13 Church Street, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW1 3NJ
  • The Srb Trustee Company Limited, Stone House, 12-13 Church Street, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW1 3NJ

Planning law solicitors in Teddington regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The solicitors listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Teddington specialising in planning law. This could include advice on planning applications and appeals
  • Pegasus Solicitors Limited, 60 High Street, New Malden, Surrey, KT3 4EZ
  • Galloway Hughes Llp, Aissela, 46 High Street, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9QY
  • Hunter Peddell Property Law, Oak House, 39/41 The Parade, Claygate, Esher, Surrey, KT10 0PB
  • Sjs Law Limited, Unit 8, Kew Bridge Piazza, 8 Kew Bridge Road, London, TW8 0FL
  • Wsm (solicitors) Llp, Woodcock House, Gibbard Mews, 37-38 High Street, Wimbledon, London, SW19 5BY

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

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