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Teddington Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 May was the busiest month and April was the next busiest month while April was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Teddington
  • 2 62% freehold and 38% leasehold conveyancing in Teddington for this year to date
  • 3 Average Land Registry Fee for this year to date was £540
  • 4 Average time from start to moving day was 63 days for conveyancing in Teddington
  • 5 Average Stamp Duty Payable for this year to date was £23,845

Examples of recent conveyancing in Teddington since December 2019*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Teddington

As a FTB what is the most important number one tip you can impart about purchase conveyancing in Teddington?

Not many law firms or advisers will tell you this but conveyancing in Teddington or throughout England and Wales is often a confrontational process. In other words, when it comes to conveyancing there exists plenty of room for conflict between you and others involved in the legal transfer of property. For example, the seller, estate agent and even potentially the lender. Appointing a law firm for your conveyancing in Teddington should not be taken lightly as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONLY person in the legal process whose role it is to act in your legal interests and to protect you.

We are witnessing a definite ongoing adversarial element to conveyancing- someone has to be at fault for the process being so protracted. We recommend that you should always trust your conveyancer ahead of the other players in the conveyancing process.

What is the difference between a licensed conveyancer and conveyancing solicitor in Teddington

Two types of professional can carry out conveyancing in Teddington namely CLC regulated conveyancers or solicitors. The two can provide conveyancing services that you need to complete the sale or acquisition of property. Both are duty bound to conduct Teddington conveyancing on similar quality and guidelines so you may be sure that your conveyancing will be properly carried out and that the necessary steps will be correctly taken.

When it comes to mortgage companies such as Kent Reliance, do Teddington conveyancing practitioners face a yearly amount to be on the conveyancing panel?

We are unaware of any bank fees to register on their list of approved firms, although some do charge an administration charge to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel submission.

At last I have had an offer on a maisonette in Teddington accepted, the sellers do however have a tied purchase. The vendors have offered on somewhere, however it’s not yet tied up, and have viewings of other properties booked. I have instructed a high street conveyancing solicitor in Teddington. What should be my next step? At what stage do I apply for the mortgage with Leeds Building Society?

It is usual to have apprehensions where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to be too out of pocket too early (home loan application is approx £1k, then survey, Teddington conveyancing search fees, etc). The first thing to do is check that your property lawyer is on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel. As to the subsequent steps this very much dictated by the specifics of your case, desire for this property and on the state of the market. During a hot market many purchasers would apply for a home loan with Leeds Building Society and pay for the valuation and only if it was satisfactory would they ask their lawyer to move forward with searches.

What does a local search reveal about the property I am purchasing in Teddington?

Teddington conveyancing often commences with the applying for local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search organisations for instance PSG The local search plays a central part in most Teddington conveyancing purchase; as long as you wish to avoid any nasty once you have moved into your property. The search will reveal information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications applicable to the property (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of 13 topic sections.

How does conveyancing in Teddington differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Teddington come to us having been asked by the housebuilder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is constructed. This is because developers in Teddington tend to purchase the land, 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 property lawyers 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 used to new build conveyancing in Teddington or who has acted in the same development.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a property I put an offer in last month in what was supposed to be a straight forward, chain free conveyancing. Teddington is where the house is located. What do you suggest?

Flying freeholds in Teddington are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Teddington you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds very carefully. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Teddington may ascertain 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 premises.

If instructed can a conveyancer remove someone from the title of my property in Teddington ?

Extracting or adding someone to the title of your house is relatively straightforward. You’ll need to appoint a conveyancer to discuss your legal rights before you can proceed with a transfer of property. Contact us to book a free consultation with one a conveyancer

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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 practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on wrongful eviction

  • 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 specialising in commercial conveyancing in Teddington. This could include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • 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

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Teddington regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Teddington but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Clay & Co Limited, First Floor, TW11 0HE
  • Property Transfer Co-ordination Ptc, Corner House, KT1 2NR
  • J Scollan & Co Property Lawyers, First Floor Canal Court, TW8 8JA
  • Stratega Law Ltd, Bldg 3 Chiswick Park, W4 5YA

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

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