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Buying or Selling in KT3 – 1st Move Conveyancing KT3 are Specialist Solicitors with Local Expertise

If you need a conveyancing quote in KT3 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 KT3. 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? There are a number of additional reports that are not covered by the standard local authority search. These include: environmental investigations in KT3? (to determine a risk of flooding for example, as well as the proximity of any waste sites or potentially contaminated sites which may need a clean-up); water authority searches (which show any mains sewers within the boundaries of the property which could impact upon future building or development). In certain areas additional searches such as mining searches may be advised.

When we obtain a Environmental search on the property mentioned on the conveyancing quote for the property in KT3 what will it reveal? The search provides information of present and past pollution risks together with a statement from an environmental expert confirming whether or not the site is likely to be classified contaminated land by the council. It may also reveal other information such as whether the property is within a flooding area (which may have an effect on the availability and cost of home insurance), whether it is on or near a landfill site and in an area of high subsidence or landslip. It may also shown whether the property is affected by coal mining and radon risks.

Apart from showing that the house in KT3 is connected to the mains water supply and mains drainage what other replies does a water authority search contain? A drainage search illustrates to a future owner that the site they are purchasing does not need a “build over consent” because the seller has constructed an addition to the house within three metres of a public drain. It also shows a raft of other replies such as water quality and historical evidence of internal sewer flooding.


Why use Kenneth Elliott & Rowe Solicitors t/a 1st Move Conveyancing for your move in KT3?

  • 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 KT3. 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

Couldn’t recommend this company enough, not to expensive and very helpful, but I especially recommend Mouzzam Yamin who dealt with my case of buying my first property. As a first time buyer I was so confused and worried about EVERYTHING …More I am pleased to leave Mouzzam Yamin a 5 star review for his help with the sale of my property.

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 hidden costs, disbursements and VAT”. Disbursements are sums paid by conveyancers to third parties such as search fees and Land Registry fees and stamp duty. Double check when getting a quote what disbursements apply to your sale and purchase and query any disbursements that haven’t been mentioned by other firms. For example, Firm B might quote legal fees at £75 cheaper than Firm A, but what about that unusual ‘disbursement’ of £125 that Firm B is charging as an ‘expedition fee’? In reality it may not really be a disbursement at all, but might be a way of Firm B making their overall quote sound cheaper by adding on their fees disguised as ‘disbursements’. Make sure that any estimates you order contain all costs, disbursements and VAT. Beware of quotes that look a lot cheaper than others – as the saying goes, if it looks too good to be true, it probably is.

What are the title deeds? The title deeds are the documents showing ownership of a house or flat. Historically these were originally bundles of papers – there are known as ‘unregistered title deeds’ but now the Land Registry stores evidence of the title electronically – this is referred to as a registered title. The original paper deeds are usually kept by a mortgage lender or solicitor. If these deeds are lost this can cause problems. Registration has been compulsory for all dealing with the deeds for some period now although this was brought in at different times across the country. For the time scale in KT3 you should check with your conveyancer. Thankfully most deeds are now registered and cannot be mislaid. The cost of obtaining ‘official copies’ of the title are included in the conveyancing quote.

FAQs in KT3

Are you on the panel of Tesco Bank? Yes we act for all major lenders and many smaller lenders.

We are aware that you do not have an office in KT3? Is this a concern? No because like all modern solicitors we count on technology to assist us in our practice to ensure that matters are dealt with expeditiously. Your proximity to our office is not going to cause a delay. We are also authorised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority to carry out work throughout England and Wales (which obviously includes KT3.

What Stamp Duty 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 SDLT. If you are paying between three hundred thousand pounds and half a million pounds 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 five hundred thousand pounds there is no relief for the first time buyer and the normal rates apply. If you press “yes” to the “First Time Buyer” option on the conveyancing quote the correct rate will calculate for you.

If I am buying and selling a home which I live in and I own a buy to let will I pay higher rate stamp duty? No provided both properties (sale and purchase) complete together. You will pay the normal rates of duty. If you buy a new residence before you sell (even if the gap is 24 hours then you need to pay the higher rate of duty and then claim it back. You can request a refund for the amount above the normal Stamp Duty rates if you sell your previous main house within three years.

If we are buying a maisonette what additional costs can we anticipate? This is one tricky area where we cannot give you all the expenses up front in our estimate. This is because leases vary in their requirements and also the costs charged by landlords and management companies also vary. They can also be two parties to deal with i.e a freeholder and managing agents 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.

If we are selling a house in a retirement development what additional expenses can we anticipate? We cannot give you all the costs up front in our quote. There are going to be two potential costs. First, the costs charged by landlords and management companies will vary for providing replies often in a form called LPE1. The charge for this varies from company to company usually it is around £200-300 but is can be more in rare cases. Second, the lease often contains a agreement for the outgoing to pay a fee to the freeholder based on a % of the market value which is mainly 2% although other formula may be used. The lease will need to be checked carefully.


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About KT3.

Postcode district boundaries:

The KT postcode area, also known as the Kingston upon Thames postcode area, is a group of 24 postcode districts in England, within 19 post towns and around 14,168 live postcodes. These cover parts of southwestern Greater London and northern Surrey.

Mail for this area is sorted at the Jubilee Mail Centre in Hounslow. In Greater London the area covers most of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames and small parts of the boroughs of Richmond upon Thames, Merton and Sutton, while in Surrey it covers virtually all of the borough of Elmbridge, most of the borough of Epsom and Ewell, the northwestern part of the borough of Reigate and Banstead, the northern part of the Mole Valley district, the northeastern parts of the boroughs of Guildford and Woking and the southern part of the borough of Runnymede, as well as a very small part of the borough of Spelthorne.

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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