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Conveyancing in Esher

Conveyancing is defined as the work a solicitor or licenced conveyancer does to transfer a property from one party to another. If you're looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Esher, you're in the right place. Get a fast & proactive solicitor from a nationwide panel of conveyancing experts.

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

Other areas covered: Camberley, Epsom and Weybridge

Esher Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Esher

A town in Surrey, Esher is known for Sandown Park Racecourse, and the nearby Claremont Landscape Garden. Popular residential areas include Claygate and Oxshott. Esher has a railway station, providing links to London Waterloo. Esher has a population of approximately 15,000.

Esher house prices

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

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Council Tax in Esher (2023/24)

Esher is in Elmbridge Borough Council.

Band Amount
A £1,486.51
B £1,734.26
C £1,982.01
D £2,229.76
E £2,725.26
F £3,220.76
G £3,716.27
H £4,459.52

What do Esher conveyancing solicitors do?

A solicitor handles all of the post-offer aspects of buying property, and guides you through the legal side of a home purchase. The solicitor will raise enquires of the seller, order property searches, review the contract of sale and complete any post-sale actions, including registering the property ownership with the Land Registry.

Further to the standard checks and searches, Esher conveyancing solicitors may undertake checks for issues affecting high-value listed buildings and properties within green belt areas.

Are you purchasing a home with a mortgage?

When buying with a mortgage, it is standard for your solicitor to also act for your mortgage lender.

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

We work with solicitors who can represent the vast majority of building societies, banks and lenders, including Nationwide, Bluestone Mortgages and Nottingham Building Society, helping to facilitate a faster completion for your purchase.

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We have also helped Esher buyers with the legal work for:

Buying a flat or house in a conservation area

When you purchase a flat or house in a conservation area, your lawyer will need to check for potential planning breaches, e.g. facade maintenance restrictions or whether extensions are compliant. Conservation areas in Esher and across the Elmbridge local authority include:

  • Weston Green
  • Walton Church Street/Bridge Street
  • Whiteley Village
  • Hersham Village
  • West End

Listed buildings

There are more than half a million listed properties across the country, and around 520 of which are in Elmbridge Borough Council.

Listed buildings and properties in and near to Esher include:

  • Stoneleigh House, Ferry Road, Thames Ditton, Esher, Elmbridge, Surrey
  • High House, 154 Bridge Road, East Molesey, Esher, Elmbridge, Surrey
  • Simpson Way, Long Ditton, Surbiton, Kt6 4Er, Long Ditton, Esher, Elmbridge, Surrey
  • 1-8 Tinmans Row, Downside, Cobham, Esher, Elmbridge, Surrey
  • Portsmouth Road, Thames Ditton, Non Civil Parish, Thames Ditton, Esher, Elmbridge, Surrey

Listed buildings come with complex rules that the owner must adhere to. Our expert conveyancing solicitor panel will help you understand the additional legal obligations your planned listed building purchase will entail. Examples include regular upkeep, consent for additions like satellite dishes or external lighting and an obligation to maintain and preserve the property to prevent deterioration.

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Leasehold flats

can be complex. The many potential traps lying in wait for an uninformed purchaser can include legally technical issues like unpaid service charges by the existing leaseholder and onerous covenants.

A good property lawyer will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

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Selling a house or flat in Esher

When selling a home in Esher, your conveyancing solicitor will arrange all the necessary documentation - such as the sale contract and the various property information forms, and help you fill out these forms. The solicitor's duties entail answering the buyer's solicitor's enquiries and handling obstacles like a lack of planning permission.

Your solicitor will also work with both sides, like agents, lenders and landlords, confirming that the sale of your property completes quickly.

Is there anything to be aware of if selling a leasehold property in Esher?

The conveyancing process for a leasehold property is quite a lot more protracted than for a freehold property.

Leasehold complexity involves additional work on the part of conveyancing solicitors in Esher, such as collating an up-to-date service charge statement, through to details of common parts management.

To reduce leasehold-related delays, It is recommended that the vendor contact a conveyancer as soon as possible, and ideally before marketing the property,.

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Remortgage in Esher

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

Before you appoint a solicitor, your solicitor needs to be able to act on your lender's behalf.

We work with remortgage solicitors who are on the legal panels of over 100 lenders, so whether you are switching to an equity release mortgage from Barclays or moving to a flexible mortgage with Aldermore Bank, our panel solicitors will make the process as simple and stress-free as possible.

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Esher Transfer of equity

Whether you are inheritance tax planning, buying out a joint owner or gifting a share of a property, you will need a conveyancer to handle the transfer of equity.

Your conveyancer can handle the legal work for a low, fixed fee.

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Conveyancing costs in Esher: What to expect

Conveyancing quotes often include costs that might be new to many:

Conveyancing solicitors fees

These legal fees are paid to your solicitor or conveyancer for the work they carry out on your behalf. Your solicitor's quote will set out the legal fees (inc. VAT) to be paid when the conveyancing transaction completes.

Disbursements

Disbursements are third-party expenses incurred during the purchase, sale or other conveyancing transaction. Third-party disbursements include Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT), HM Land Registry fees and property searches.

Is it a fixed fee quote?

Some firms include extra costs in the small print. This can lead to a higher-than-expected final bill. If you are comparing conveyancing quotes, beware of hidden fees or extra charges.

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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