Conveyancing Solicitors in Eltham

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Conveyancing in Eltham

Conveyancing refers to the legal and administrative process required to transfer property from one person to another. If you need a solicitor for conveyancing in Eltham, we can help you with fast & proactive conveyancing from a national panel of conveyancing specialists.

We have helped Eltham and Greenwich clients with buying, selling, buy-to-let, Help to Buy, Right to Buy, shared ownership, new build, leasehold, lease extensions, remortgage and transfer of equity.

Eltham Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Eltham

An area in South East London, Eltham is known for Eltham Palace, a historic manor house, and the nearby Greenwich Park. Popular residential areas include Mottingham and New Eltham. Eltham is well-served by the London Overground, providing links to central London. Eltham has a population of approximately 35,000.

Eltham house prices

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

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Council Tax in Eltham (2023/24)

Eltham is in London Borough of Greenwich.

Band Amount
A £1,209.60
B £1,411.20
C £1,612.80
D £1,814.40
E £2,217.60
F £2,620.80
G £3,024.00
H £3,628.80

What does an Eltham conveyancing solicitor do?

For a property purchase, the property lawyer will handle all the legal elements of buying a home.

The solicitor will carry out comprehensive due diligence on the property, such as raising enquires of the seller, ordering property searches, ensuring necessary funds are correctly transferred and registering your property at HMLR.

Further to the standard checks and searches, Eltham conveyancing solicitors may undertake checks for issues related to flats, such as spiralling ground rents.

Are you buying a home with a mortgage?

Whether you are buying a flat or purchasing an investment property, your solicitor must also complete legal work for your lender.

If your conveyancer isn't accepted on your mortgage provider's panel, it could take weeks longer to complete your purchase.

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

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We have also helped Eltham home buyers with the conveyancing for:

Listed buildings

Roughly 500,000 listed buildings exist in England and Wales - around 560 of which are in London Borough of Greenwich.

Listed buildings in and near to Eltham include:

  • Eltham Library, Eltham High Street, Eltham, Greenwich, Greater London Authority

Owning a listed building brings its own set of challenges. Examples of the duties that listed building owners face include required consent for landscaping, and an obligation to maintain and preserve the property to prevent deterioration. Our specialist panel of solicitors will explain to you the additional legal obligations your planned listed building purchase will entail.

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Shared Ownership

Shared ownership (sometimes referred to as shared equity) technically means purchasing a share in the property (normally 25%, 50% or 75%) from a social housing provider. Shared ownership conveyancing is more complex, as all properties are leasehold and mortgage lenders' apply stricter criteria.

Whether you are buying a shared ownership property or staircasing, our panel of specialist solicitors can assist you with every aspect of the purchase process.

Leasehold property

Purchasing a leasehold house or flat can be complex when compared to purchasing a freehold. The many potential traps lying in wait for the unsuspecting buyer can include legally technical issues like incomplete management company accounts and onerous clauses in the lease.

Your conveyancing solicitor will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

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Selling a property in Eltham

When selling property in Eltham, your conveyancing solicitor will arrange all the necessary documentation, including property information forms and the title deeds. The solicitor will handle questions from the buyer's side and sort out potential snags. In order to assure a smooth transfer of ownership, your solicitor will coordinate with all stakeholders, such as estate agents, landlords and lenders.

I am selling a leasehold property in Eltham - what do I need to know?

Conveyancing for a leasehold flat or house is significantly more difficult than for a more straightforward freehold house.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Eltham must carry out additional tasks, including obtaining the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to insurance details.

To help mitigate the delays involved in selling a leasehold house or flat, It is highly recommended that the seller instruct a conveyancer as soon as possible.

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Remortgage conveyancing in Eltham

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

Make sure you verify your lawyer's lender panel status before you instruct.

Quittance panel solicitors can work on behalf of almost all mortgage lenders, so whether you are switching to a discount mortgage from Metro Bank or moving to a flexible mortgage with Bluestone, we can help you.

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Transfer of equity in Eltham

Whether you are estate planning, buying out an ex-partner or gifting a home, you'll need the help of a solicitor to carry out a transfer of equity.

Your conveyancer will deal with the legal work for a fixed fee.

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How much do conveyancing solicitors fees cost in Eltham?

Getting a conveyancing quote online takes moments - but understanding what is and isn't included in the quote can be challenging.

Legal fees

The conveyancing quote will detail the fees for the legal work, including VAT, that you pay when the property transaction is complete. These fees are what your lawyer charges you for the legal services they provide during your property transaction.

Disbursements

Disbursements are third-party costs paid by your solicitor on your behalf. Examples of disbursements include Stamp Duty and property searches.

Check the terms and conditions

Some solicitors' quotes list extra charges in the small print. This can mean a higher-than-expected final bill. Beware of hidden charges not mentioned in the initial conveyancing quote, if you are comparing conveyancing quotes.

Article by Completely Moved authors

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

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