Conveyancing Solicitors in Greater London
Compare Property Solicitors in and around Greater London and discover the best quotes on conveyancing with ConveyancingPro.co.uk. We have a Conveyancing Solicitors Comparison Search in order to get the lowest priced conveyancing quotes from award winning conveyancing service providers in Greater London. Conveyancing Pro strictly use the best Conveyancers that have a history of offering good service and positive feedback.
Do I need a Conveyancer?
If you’re buying, selling or remortgaging a property, you’ll be required to go through the legal process known as Conveyancing. Yes, you can do DIY Conveyancing, but it’s very difficult and very time consuming (DIY Conveyancing). If you’re having a mortgage you’re mortgage provider will usually require a Conveyancer on their panel.
That’s the reason almost all of people instruct a Property Solicitor or a Licensed Conveyancer to act for them. With our chosen Conveyancers the legal processes is made quick and easy, they make it cheaper than you’d think (average conveyancing fees).
What is a Licensed Conveyancer?
Licensed Conveyancers are basically Property Solicitors, except they only specialise in buying-selling property and are regulated by the Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) in England and Wales. Most Conveyancers handle the process online via email and through phone calls. They’re more popular than traditional Solicitors because they are more affordable (most of the time).
Using a Local Conveyancer in Greater London
Some people prefer to choose a local solicitor and meet face to face. These days the majority of conveyancing is done through phone and email, rarely do people meet they’re conveyancer in person. Using a local solicitor can be expensive, it’s far less expensive to instruct a nationwide online conveyancing firm that acts for properties in your area. It’s completely up to you who you choose to instruct, you do not have to use an Estate Agents ‘recommended’ solicitor.
Remortgage Conveyancing Greater London
If you’re remortgaging a property for whatever reason, you’ll need a solicitor to help you with the legal aspect. This is a simple and inexpensive procedure (usually around £300-£400). We compare remortgage conveyancing solicitors in and around Greater London.
The national average timescale for conveyancing is between 9-10 weeks. Conveyancing for simple purchase transactions can take just 4-6 weeks but a more complicated transaction can take much much longer to complete. Some transactions have been known to take over a year to complete, why? More info visit our How long does conveyancing take?.
If you are buying a property in Greater London (or anywhere in England and Wales), for more than £125,000, you will be subject to Stamp Duty Land Tax (or SDLT for short). This tax is calculated in brackets, like the UK income tax system. When you get a quote with us, we calculate the Stamp Duty (SDLT) you’ll have to pay for you. For more info visit our Stamp Duty Rates and Examples page.
London, or Greater London, is a region of England which forms the administrative boundaries of London. It is organised into 33 local government districts: the 32 London boroughs (which makes up the ceremonial county of Greater London) and the City of London (which is a separate county but still part of the region). The Greater London Authority, based in Southwark, is responsible for strategic local government across the region and consists of the Mayor of London and the London Assembly.
According to the current Zoopla estimates, the current average value of a property in London is over £660,000. These are the highest averages in the UK. Terraced properties sold for a current average value of over £712,000 and semi-detached properties valued over £727,000. Property prices boomed over the past 10 years but have slowed down now and in the past year property prices in London have only increased by 1.54%.