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Buying or Selling in SM5 – 1st Move Conveyancing SM5 are Specialist Solicitors with Local Expertise

If you need a conveyancing quote in SM5 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 SM5. We are experienced in both sales and purchases.

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Searches on my Conveyancing Quote

How long do Local Authority search searches take? The time for a Enquiries of the local authority search can vary significantly, from 24 hours to six weeks! Although we order all our local searches LLC1 searches electronically some searches are still processed handled manually by the Local Authority. Also the search timescale can be affected by seasonal demand levels and local council staffing levels.

Why do we need environmental searches in SM5? Statutory legislation have resulted in a clean-up scheme for polluted property. The basic position is that the polluter should fix the problem 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 clean-up costs passes to the current owner (who could be you). Even if you are purchasing an maisonette in SM5 you may find that you are liable for the cost of any clean-up through the maintenance charge provisions of the lease.

What is a Drainage & Water Enquiry ? A water authority search confirms to a new purchaser that the site they are purchasing is connected to the mains water supply and mains drainage. This is particularly important in parts of SM5 which are not built up as there may be a a private drainage system.


Why use Kenneth Elliott & Rowe Solicitors t/a 1st Move Conveyancing for your move in SM5?

  • 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 SM5. 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 dealt with Mouzzam who was very quick at replying and managed to complete the property purchase in less than a month. I couldn’t recommend them enough. Great service Excellent service provided by Mouzzam Yamin. Very quick full responses to all contact made. Mouzzam handled everything extremely quickly and diligently on his end, and certainly put the other side’s conveyancer to shame. Would definitely use again in the future and recommend to friends / family if they need the service.

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

Our price is fixed.

General Conveyancing Tips

There is often a mortgage to apply for and it should be noted that a conveyancing lawyer cannot rely on a “nod and a wink” by mortgage broker or anyone else. The conveyancing lawyer should have sight of your final written offer of mortgage in order that they may (i) be sure that you are getting the amount you need and be sure that you can comply with any special conditions imposed in the mortgage offer.

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 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 are the title deeds? The title deeds are the documents showing ownership of a house or flat. Historically these were traditionally paper documents – 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 retained by a mortgage lender or solicitor. If these deeds are mislaid this can cause problems. Registration has been compulsory for all dealing with the land for some times now although this was brought in at different times across the country. For the time period in SM5 you should check with your conveyancer. Thankfully most deeds are now registered and cannot be destroyed. The cost of obtaining ‘official copies’ of the title are included in the conveyancing quote.

FAQs in SM5

Are you able to handle a mortgage with Royal Bank of Scotland in SM5? Yes we are on the mortgage Panel for this lender.

Are you able to deal with Help to Buy ISAs in SM5? Yes we are on the panel so we can deal with Help to Buy ISAs.

If you are a first time buyer what additional expenses can we anticipate? If you are using a Help to Buy ISA or Lifetime ISA this firm are required to make certain procedures to facilitate release of those monies including any bonus. If you complete the estimate you will see there is an yes no box for Help to Buy ISA or Lifetime ISA. Please chose yes if you have one. You will usually save on Stamp Duty Land Tax which will be nil up to £300,000. 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 Land Tax 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 £40,000. If you press “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 expenses can we anticipate? This is one tricky area where we cannot give you all the costs up front in our 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 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 £450. This is why the government is considering regulating this area.

We are executors of our fathers estate. Do you deal with sales by administrators? Yes. As executors of the Estate you can sell and our legal costs remain the same as quoted for this type of Seller.


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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.