Conveyancing Solicitors in Egham

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Conveyancing in Egham

Conveyancing is the legal process used for transferring ownership of a property from one party to another, or the work involved in a remortgage or transfer of equity. If you need a solicitor for conveyancing in Egham, we can help you with fast & proactive conveyancing from a national panel of conveyancing specialists.

We have years of experience helping homemovers in Egham and throughout Runnymede handle their sale, purchase, buy-to-let, Help to Buy, Right to Buy, shared ownership, new build, leasehold, lease extensions, remortgage and transfer of equity.

Other areas covered: Ashford Surrey, Chertsey, Shepperton and Staines

Egham Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Egham

A town in Surrey, Egham is known for its proximity to Royal Holloway University and the Magna Carta Memorial. Popular residential areas include Englefield Green and Virginia Water. Egham has a railway station, providing links to London Waterloo and Reading. Egham has a population of approximately 6,000.

Egham house prices

The average price paid for a property in Egham between March and April 2024 was £281,373 (updated July 2024).

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Council Tax in Egham (2023/24)

Egham is in Runnymede Borough Council.

Band Amount
A £1,447.05
B £1,688.22
C £1,929.39
D £2,170.57
E £2,652.92
F £3,135.27
G £3,617.62
H £4,341.14

What will my Egham solicitor do?

In a property purchase, your property lawyer will handle all the legal elements of buying a property. Your solicitor will raise questions for the seller, order searches, review the contract of sale and ensure that post-purchase requirements, including paying SDLT, are completed.

In addition to standard searches, Egham conveyancing solicitors may also carry out checks for issues affecting high-value listed buildings and properties within green belt areas.

Purchasing a home with a mortgage?

During the conveyancing process, your solicitor also has to take care of legal matters for the bank. If your lawyer isn't accepted on your chosen mortgage provider's panel, it may take weeks longer to purchase your property.

We work with solicitors who can represent the vast majority of building societies, banks and lenders, so your conveyancing will complete sooner.

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Buying in a conservation area

When you buy a home in a conservation area, your solicitor or licensed conveyancer will check for restrictive covenants, e.g. restrictions on property usage, and access rights. Conservation areas in Egham and the Runnymede local authority include:

  • Egham Hythe
  • Egham
  • Englefield Green
  • Thorpe
  • Chertsey

Listed buildings

There exist around 500,000 listed properties in England and Wales - around 320 of which are in Runnymede Borough Council.

Egham listed buildings and properties include:

  • Bishopsgate Cottage (Previously Listed In The Parish Of Old Windsor-Royal Borough Of Windsor And Maidenhead On 3.3.72. Now Listed In Egham As A Result Of Boundary Changes), Bishops Gate, Egham, Runnymede, Surrey
  • The Gate House Previously Listed In The Parish Of Old Windsor - Royal Borough Of Windsor And Maidenhead On 3.3.72 Now Listed In Egham As A Result Of Boundary Changes, Bishops Gate, Egham, Runnymede, Surrey
  • Pair Of Mausolea, St Judes Road, Englefield Green, Egham, Runnymede, Surrey
  • Lime Lodge, Tite Hill, Tite Hill, Egham, Runnymede, Surrey
  • Chimneys, Rosemary Lane, Thorpe, Egham, Runnymede, Surrey

Our expert solicitor panel will help you understand the commitments a listed building owner must make. Examples include consent for additions like solar panels, and .

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Buying a leasehold property

Purchasing a leasehold flat in the UK requires a number of extra steps when compared to buying a freehold. The many potential problems awaiting an uninformed purchaser can include legally technical issues like unpaid service charges by the existing leaseholder and freeholds sold without first refusal to leaseholders.

An experienced leasehold conveyancer will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

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Selling a house or flat in Egham

When you begin the process to sell a property in Egham, your solicitor will first prepare the necessary documentation, including assorted property information forms and the title deeds.

Their role involves addressing snags like a dispute with the freeholder and responding to the buyer's solicitor's enquiries.

In order to assure a smooth transfer of ownership, your conveyancer will also work with both sides, such as estate agents, landlords and lenders.

Does sale conveyancing take longer for leasehold?

Yes, that's correct, it can take much longer to carry out the conveyancing on leasehold properties, compared to the sale of a freehold property.

The solicitor acting for the buyer must review this leasehold-related paperwork, such as details of any breaches by other leaseholders. Delays are usually caused by the time required by the seller's conveyancer to gather this paperwork.

Your lawyer should get this underway even before a sale has been agreed, as this information can take a long time to gather if the agent responsible for managing the property is slow or difficult to contact.

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Remortgaging

The current Bank of England base rate is 5.25% (15 July, 2024)

Make sure you double-check your solicitor's lender panel status before you instruct your solicitor.

Quittance panel solicitors are on all major building societies and banks' panels, so whether you are switching to a 2-year fixed rate from Santander or moving to an interest only mortgage with Secure Trust Bank, our experienced conveyancing team can guide you through the remortgage process.

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Egham Transfer of equity

Whether you are buying out an ex-spouse after a divorce, inheritance tax planning or transferring the ownership of your property to a child, you will need to work with a solicitor to carry out a transfer of equity.

Your solicitor will handle all the required documentation and register the new interest at HM Land Registry for a guaranteed fixed fee.

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How much does conveyancing cost in Egham?

Conveyancing solicitors fees

Your conveyancing solicitor's quote will detail the fees for the legal work, including VAT, to be paid when the conveyancing transaction completes. These fees are paid to your solicitor for the legal work that they complete.

Disbursements (third party costs)

Disbursements are the payments incurred by your solicitor during the conveyancing process. Third-party disbursements include Stamp Duty, property searches and an environmental search.

Check the quote for hidden costs

Beware of hidden fees or extra charges, when comparing quotes. Some solicitors' quotes may include additional charges in the small print, leading to a higher-than-expected final bill.

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The Completely Moved team have years of experience helping home buyers, sellers and owners, answering questions and providing property advice.

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