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Buying or Selling in SE11 – 1st Move Conveyancing SE11 are Specialist Solicitors with Local Expertise

If you need a conveyancing quote in SE11 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 SE11. 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 SE11? There are two parts to a local authority search – Local Land Charges search and CON29. The second part of the search – Enquiries of the local authority – supplies information relating to public highways, proposals for new roadways, rail schemes or planning approvals relating to the house. 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.

I am told that the official local Search in SE11 will show if the land is contaminated. Is that accurate? That is not right. Whilst it is correct that Local Authorities are now in the process of identifying contaminated property and recording these land on registers – this is a process which will take a many years to finish. Needless to say any sites named within these locations will be difficult to sell in the future. Unfortunately these records although disclosed by any Con29 Enquiries are likely to be incomplete.

Why is a a CON29DW vital if you want to extent or alter the land parcel in SE11? One of the basic details shows information of any public sewer within the land you are acquiring. This is significant because if you want to build within three metres of 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 build cost more.


Why use Kenneth Elliott & Rowe Solicitors t/a 1st Move Conveyancing for your move in SE11?

  • 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 SE11. 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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Strongly recommended, as the people who work here have turned what can be an often stressful and complicated process, into something easy and give good peace of mind. …More Great service from Mouzzam. Would definitely recommend.

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

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General Conveyancing Tips

How long between exchange and completion? This is usually two weeks, but does not have to be. You can request a longer time if you are trading trading down and have a lot of items to get rid of. You can accelerate the process if it is a first time buy. You may be able to exchange and complete simultaneously. However your option depend on what  others in the chain will consent to.

The Legal Ombudsman advises “Be wary of hidden costs, disbursements and VAT”. Disbursements are sums paid by conveyancing lawyers to third parties such as search fees and Land Registry fees and stamp duty. Double check when obtaining a estimate what disbursements apply to your sale and ask about any disbursements that haven’t been mentioned by other firms. For example, Firm B might quote legal fees at £50 cheaper than Firm A, but what about that unusual ‘disbursement’ of £195 that Firm B is charging as an ‘expedition fee’? In truth it may not really be a disbursement at all, but might be a way of Firm B making their overall quote sound more competitive by adding on costs disguised as ‘disbursements’. Make sure that any quotes you obtain 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 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 ground it stands on. As you have everything you are responsible for all expenses necessary to upkeep the fabric of the house. Leasehold usually applies to flats or maisonettes although in some parts of the country including SE11 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 small 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 SE11

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

Are you able to conduct Lifetime ISAs? Yes we deal with Lifetime ISAs in SE11.

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

What Stamp Duty Land Tax if I am buying a buy to let in SE11? 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 for each band for all property over forty thousand pounds. If you chose “yes” to the “Buy to Let/Second Owner” question on the conveyancing quote the correct rate will calculate for you.

If we are buying a flat what additional disbursements can we anticipate? This is one tricky area where we cannot give you all the figures 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 £650. This is why the government is considering regulating this area.

If we are selling a maisonette what additional payments can we anticipate? We cannot give you all the figures up front in our on line quote. The costs charged by landlords and managing agents will vary for providing replies often in a form called LPE1. The charge for this varies from company to company mainly it is around £250 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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About SE11.

Postcode district boundaries:

The SE (South Eastern) postcode area covers a broad radial swathe of the south-east of the London post town from the Albert Embankment to West Heath and the nearest edges of Sidcup and Selhurst. It loosely corresponds to the Boroughs named after Southwark, Lewisham and Greenwich plus indicated parts of those named after Croydon (north), Lambeth (east), Bexley (west) and Bromley (its northwest corner).

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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