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Buying or Selling in Balham – 1st Move Conveyancing Balham are Specialist Solicitors with Local Expertise

IIf you need a conveyancing quote in Balham at Kenneth Elliott & Rowe Solicitors we make buying or selling your home as painless as possible.
We strive to deliver a first class service. We specialise in dealing with matters in Balham. We are experienced in both sales and purchases.

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Searches on my Conveyancing Quote

What is included in a local authority search covering Balham? There are two parts to a local authority search – Local Land Charge Register search and CON29. The second part of the search – CON29 – supplies information relating to whether the roadway abutting the property is public or private, proposals for new road schemes, rail schemes or planning approvals relating to the land. The results can also include outstanding statutory notices, breaches of planning or building regulations or the existence of a compulsory purchase order. Environmental factors, such as whether the house stands on contaminated land or in a Radon gas affected area are also covered but see out comments on Environmental Searches also.

Do we need environmental searches in Balham? Statutory laws have resulted in a clean-up scheme for polluted sites. The basic position is that the polluter should remediate however where that party disappears (for example because the work was done some time ago or the company has gone into liquidation the liability for remediation costs passes to the current owner (who could be you). Even if you are purchasing an leasehold in Balham you may find that you are liable for the cost of any clean-up through the service charge provisions of the lease.

Why is a Drainage & Water Enquiry key if you want to extent or alter the land in Balham? One of the key results shows a map of any public sewer nearby the property you are acquiring. This is worth knowing because if you want to build near a public drain you might need a ‘Build-over Agreement’ with the water authority. This may limit what you want to build and/or make the foundations more expensive.


Why use Kenneth Elliott & Rowe Solicitors t/a 1st Move Conveyancing for your move in Balham?

  • At 1st Move Conveyancing we believe our fixed price quote delivers excellent value for money.
  • We are a CQS (Conveyancing Quality Scheme) accredited firm of solicitors providing conveyancing to clients in Balham. Our processes and procedures have been approved by the Law Society,
  • Our quote is subject to our Terms and Conditions but there are No Hidden Extras.
  • Our guide to Unknown Costs and Limitations will give you an idea on what other possible costs or expenses to budget for outside the quote for the legal fees and known disbursements.

A solicitor you can trust – with you every step of the way

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviews of our Service

We used KER to carry out the conveyancing on the sale of our house. Our conveyancer, Mouzzam, was always available to answer any queries and provided excellent communications through out the process. A great service from Mouzzam from start to finish, always there when needed and replied to my emails straight away. Thanks for all your help. Derek Very helpful.

Remember if the process drags on, we will not hit you with additional charges.

Our price is fixed.

General Conveyancing Tips

How long do conveyancing searches take? This depends on how quickly each organisation takes to respond.Many local authorities will turn searches round in about a week, some in a matter of days, but some can take up to six weeks to respond.

The Legal Ombudsman advises “Be wary of referrals and recommendations” There are lots of players in the property transaction; estate agents, mortgage brokers and mortgage lenders might all suggest firms of lawyers for you to use. They may make this sound like it is essential for your matter to use these firms. Whilst some are genuine recommendations often there might be a payment relationship behind the recommendation. Ask how much your agent is being paid by the lawyer – you may be surprised at the amount – if they are properly regulated they are meant to tell you. If you want to read more about referral fees see this article from the Daily Mail. Remember that you are free to choose your own lawyer.

What is the difference between freehold and leasehold property? If you own a freehold property it invariable means you own a house or bungalow and that includes the whole building and the land it stands on. As you have everything you are responsible for all bills required to repair the fabric of the house. Leasehold usually applies to flats or maisonettes although in some parts of the country including Balham some houses are also leasehold. Leasehold means you effectively lease a property for a number of years – usually a very long period of 99, 125 or even 999 years. You may pay a minor ground rent of a few pounds to the landlord each year. For leasehold there will be a lease agreement with the freeholder setting out the rights and obligations including the requirement to pay jointly to the upkeep of the building in which the flat is situated and possibly also building insurance.

FAQs in Balham

Are you able to oversee a mortgage with National Counties Building Society and Family Building Society in Balham? Yes we are on the mortgage Panel for this lender.

Are you able to deal with Lifetime ISAs? Yes we deal with Lifetime ISAs in Balham.

If you are a first time buyer what additional payments can we anticipate? If you are using a Help to Buy ISA or Lifetime ISA we are required to make certain checks to ensure release of those monies including any bonus. If you complete the quote you will see there is an check box for Help to Buy ISA or Lifetime ISA. Please chose yes if you have one. You will usually save on SDLT which will be nil up to three hundred thousand pounds. If you press “yes” to the “First Time Buyer” question on the conveyancing quote the correct rate will calculate for you.

If I buy a new home to live in but do not sell my present house what is the Stamp Duty position? Buyers of additional residential properties, such as second homes and buy-to-let properties, will have to pay an extra 3% in on top of current rates of Stamp Duty Land Tax for each band for all property over £40k. If you select “yes” to the “Buy to Let/Second Owner” option on the conveyancing quote the correct rate will calculate for you.

If we are buying a flat what additional expenses can we anticipate? This is one tricky area where we cannot give you all the figures up front in our quote. This is because leases vary in their requirements and also the costs charged by freeholder and management companies also vary. They can also be two parties to deal with i.e a freeholder and management companies who both charge. These charges therefore vary considerably with some leasehold purchases the fees can be as low as £10 but in extreme cases the costs charged can be around £500. This is why the government is considering regulating this area.

I have obtained Letters of Administration for our mother estate. Do you deal with sales by executors? Yes. As administrators of the Estate you can sell and our expenses remain the same as our standard quote for this type of Seller.


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About Balham.

Balham () is a neighbourhood in south London, England, mostly in the London Borough of Wandsworth with small parts in the neighbouring Borough of Lambeth. The area has been settled since Saxon times and appears in the Domesday Book as Belgeham.

Get In Touch We can start work on your matter today

You can complete the Instruct Us button on your quote and completed your contact details or call 01708 757575  and speak with Mark Sadler or email mbs@ker.co.uk and we will do the rest.


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