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Buying or Selling in EC2A – 1st Move Conveyancing EC2A are Specialist Solicitors with Local Expertise

If you need a conveyancing quote in EC2A 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 EC2A. We are experienced in both sales and purchases.

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Searches on my Conveyancing Quote

What is not included in a local authority search? Note that local searches are often relevant to only the title you are purchasing and might not show developments next door or located a short distance away. (Tip: in this instance you may wish to make additional enquiries at your borough council covering EC2A. Usually, you can search most planning applications planning pages by postcode or by map search).

I think that the local authority Enquiries in EC2A will show if the land is contaminated. Is that correct? No. Whilst it is correct that councils are now in the process of identifying contaminated land and recording these land parcels on registers – this is a process which will take a a long time to complete. Needless to say any properties entered within these areas will be difficult to sell in the future. Unfortunately these records although disclosed by any Land Charges Searches are likely to be incomplete.

Why is a a CON29 DW search useful if you want to extent or alter the land parcel in EC2A? One of the basic replies shows a map of any public sewer within the property you are purchasing. This is important because if you want to build over a public drain you might need a ‘Build-over Agreement’ with the water authority. This may hinder what you want to build and/or make the addition more expensive.


Why use Kenneth Elliott & Rowe Solicitors t/a 1st Move Conveyancing for your move in EC2A?

  • 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 EC2A. 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

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My father has used this firm for several transactions and now I know why. Have done a few transactions with KER and found them professional, flexible and knowledgable. Would definitely recommend and use them again Highly recommended Solicitors.

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

Our price is fixed.

General Conveyancing Tips

There is more often than not mortgage finance to apply for and it should be noted that a conveyancing lawyer cannot rely on a oral confirmation by mortgage broker or anyone else. The lawyer will need to have sight of your formal written mortgage offer in order that they may (i) be sure that you are getting the advance you need and be sure that you can comply with any conditions of the mortgage offer imposed in the mortgage terms.

The Legal Ombudsman advises “Be wary of referrals and recommendations” There are lots of players in the conveyancing transaction; estate agents, mortgage brokers and mortgage lenders might all suggest practices 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 paid referral 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 own everything you are responsible for all outlays required to maintain the fabric of the structure. Leasehold usually applies to flats or maisonettes although in some parts of the country including EC2A 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 nominal ground rent of a few pounds to the landlord each year. For leasehold there will be a lease agreement with the landlord setting out the rights and obligations including the requirement to contribute jointly to the maintenance of the building in which the flat is located and possibly also building insurance.

FAQs in EC2A

Are you on the panel of Buckinghamshire Building Society? Yes we act for all major lenders and many smaller lenders.

We have noticed that you do not have an office in EC2A? Is this a issue? No because like all modern lawyers we depend on technology to assist us in our firm to ensure that matters are dealt with rapidly. Your proximity to our office is not significant. We are also authorised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority to carry out work throughout England and Wales (which obviously includes EC2A.

What Stamp Duty Land Tax will I pay if I am a first time buyer? First time buyers paying £300,000 or lower for a residential property will pay no Stamp Duty Land Tax. If you are paying between £300k and £500k will pay SDLT at 5% on the amount of the purchase price in excess of £300,000 – a reduction of £5,000 compared to standard rates of SDLT. If the price is over half a million pounds there is no relief for the first time buyer and the normal rates apply. If you chose “yes” to the “First Time Buyer” toggle on the conveyancing quote the correct rate will calculate for you.

What Stamp Duty if I am buying a buy to let in EC2A? 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 £40,000. If you chose “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 leasehold what additional costs can we anticipate? This is one tricky area where we cannot give you all the expenses up front in our on line quote. This is because leases vary in their requirements and also the costs charged by landlords and managing agents also vary. They can also be two parties to deal with i.e a landlords 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 £450. This is why the government is considering regulating this area.

If we are selling a flat what additional disbursements can we anticipate? We cannot give you all the figures up front in our on line quote. The costs charged by freeholder and management companies will vary for providing responses often in a form called LPE1. The charge for this varies from organisation to organisation on average it is around £200 but is can be more in rare cases. Also in some cases you may not be charged – this will be restricted usually to either share of freehold where the residents run the maintenance or very small buildings such as a single house converted into a couple leaseholds.


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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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You can immediately let your estate agent and mortgage company know we are acting for you.