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Buying or Selling in SE15 – 1st Move Conveyancing SE15 are Specialist Solicitors with Local Expertise

If you need a conveyancing quote in SE15 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 SE15. We are experienced in both sales and purchases.

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Searches on my Conveyancing Quote

What is a Local Authority Search and why is it needed in SE15? Whilst this is to a conveyancers and mortgage lenders an essential piece of the home buying process to clients the need for this may be somewhat of a mystery. However the search reveals relevant|applicable|appropriate|useful information for your matter. In rare cases the results can be used to renegotiate your the price or and may even make you abort from the purchase.

Why do we need environmental enquiries in SE15? Statutory legislation have resulted in a remediation scheme for polluted areas. The basic position is that the polluter should remediate however where that party cannot be found (for example because the work was done some time ago or the company has gone into bankruptcy the liability for clear-up costs passes to the current owner (who could be you). Even if you are purchasing an leasehold in SE15 you may find that you are liable for the cost of any clean-up through the maintenance charge provisions of the lease.

Why is a water authority search essential if you want to extent or alter the site in SE15? One of the significant replies shows information of any public sewer nearby the property you are interested in. 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 control what you want to build and/or make the foundations cost more.


Why use Kenneth Elliott & Rowe Solicitors t/a 1st Move Conveyancing for your move in SE15?

  • 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 SE15. 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

Amazing service provided by Mouzzam Yamin. Thanks so much for your help with this purchase. You kept us informed regularly and always responded quickly to our enquires. We would definitely use you again and would highly recommend you. Mark and Mouzzam were professional and informative and gave me help every step of the way to buy my first property without a hitch. During such a time it really helped to feel that my solicitors were on hand if i needed any advice. I would definitely recommend and use again.

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 vested interests in the conveyancing 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 commercial 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 ground it stands on. As you have everything you are responsible for all expenses needed to maintain the fabric of the building. Leasehold usually applies to flats or maisonettes although in some parts of the country including SE15 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 freeholder each year. For leasehold there will be a lease agreement with the landlord setting out the rights and obligations including the requirement to pay jointly to the maintenance of the building in which the leasehold property is located and possibly also building insurance.

FAQs in SE15

Are you able to manage a mortgage with Hinckley & Rugby Building Society in SE15? Yes we are on the mortgage Panel for this lender.

Are you able to deal with Help to Buy ISAs in SE15? Yes we are on the panel so we can deal with Help to Buy ISAs.

What SDLT 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 Land Tax. 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 Stamp Duty Land Tax. 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” 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 SDLT 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 leasehold what additional payments can we anticipate? This is one tricky area where we cannot give you all the disbursements up front in our estimate. 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 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.

If we are selling a flat what additional expenses can we anticipate? We cannot give you all the costs up front in our on line quote. The costs charged by freeholder and managing agents will vary for providing responses often in a questionnaire called LPE1. The charge for this varies from company to company usually it is approximately £250 but is can be more in extreme 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 block or very small buildings such as a single house converted into 2 flats.


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About SE15.

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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