Conveyancing Solicitors in New Addington

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Conveyancing in New Addington

Conveyancing is the legal process of buying and selling a property, involving the work a solicitor does to investigate the property, handle mortgage requirements and register the new owner. If you need a solicitor for conveyancing in New Addington, we can help you with fast & proactive conveyancing from a national panel of conveyancing specialists.

We have helped clients in New Addington and throughout Croydon 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: Barnet, Croydon, Edmonton, South London and London

New Addington Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in New Addington

A locality in the London Borough of Croydon, New Addington is known for its local community, Addington Hills, and the nearby Addington Palace. It is served by the Tramlink with links to central Croydon.

New Addington house prices

The average price paid for a property in New Addington between February and March 2024 was £282,776 (updated June 2024).

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Council Tax in New Addington (2023/24)

New Addington is in London Borough of Croydon.

Band Amount
A £1,493.04
B £1,741.88
C £1,990.72
D £2,239.56
E £2,737.24
F £3,234.92
G £3,732.60
H £4,479.12

What do conveyancing solicitors do?

Your conveyancing solicitor plays an essential role during a property purchase. They will perform due diligence on the property, like arranging searches from entities including Croydon Council, raising questions about how the seller has used the property, reviewing contracts and completing the registration of your ownership with HM Land Registry.

Further to the standard checks and searches, New Addington conveyancing solicitors may undertake checks for leasehold issues, such as excessive service charges and ground rents.

Will you be taking out a mortgage?

When purchasing property with a mortgage, it is normal for your solicitor to also act for your lender.

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

Over 100 banks and building societies have approved our chosen panel solicitors, so we can help you complete your New Addington transaction without delay.

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Buying a property in a conservation area

When purchasing a property in a conservation area, your conveyancer will need to check for restrictive covenants, including a breach of the conservation area 'Article 4 Directions' or rubbish disposal issues.

Conservation areas in New Addington and across the Croydon local authority include:

  • East India Estate
  • Wellesley Road North
  • Beulah Hill
  • Bradmore Green

Purchasing a Shared Ownership house or flat

Buying a shared ownership property involves purchasing a share (normally 25%, 50% or 75%) of a property from a not-for-profit housing association. Although this is a more affordable route to home ownership, shared ownership is more involved. This is because contracts are more complicated, and housing associations work to tight deadlines.

If you need conveyancing to purchase a shared ownership property, or for staircasing, our panel of specialist solicitors will work with you to complete the process.

New Build

The legal work for buying a new build home in New Addington is more complicated than buying an existing property.

A property lawyer in New Addington will need to be qualified to handle things like ensuring that new build mortgage conditions are met, working to builders' exchange timelines and working with warranty providers such as NHBC, Advantage HCI and BOPAS.

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What you need to check before buying a new build home.

Leasehold property

Selling a leasehold property can be complex. The numerous common problems awaiting the unsuspecting purchaser can include legally technical issues like sinking fund issues 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 property in New Addington

When selling a New Addington home, your conveyancer will arrange all the necessary documentation, including the draft contract and ID forms, and help you fill out this paperwork. Duties include addressing snags like a lack of planning permission and responding to the buyer's solicitor's questions.

To ensure a smooth transfer, your lawyer will coordinate with all stakeholders, such as agents, lenders and landlords.

Does a leasehold property take longer to sell?

Correct, it can take considerably longer to complete the legal work on a leasehold property, compared to freehold conveyancing.

The solicitor acting for the buyer will expect to see these documents. These could include an up-to-date statement of service charges and a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property. Delays are usually caused by the time needed by the solicitor to get these documents together.

It can take a long time to gather the managing agent's information if it is difficult to contact the managing agent or they are slow to respond, so your conveyancing solicitor ought to start this process before a buyer has even been found.

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Selling a leasehold flat? What to do before going on the market

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Remortgage in New Addington

Latest Bank of England base rate now at 5.25% (24 June, 2024)

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

Our remortgage panel solicitors are on the panels of almost all lenders. Whether you are changing to a fixed rate mortgage with Barclays or moving to a tracker mortgage with Allied Irish Bank, we can help your remortgage complete quickly.

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Transfer of equity

Whether you are giving a property to a family member, adding a new partner or inheritance tax (IHT) planning, you'll need a solicitor who specialises in transfers of equity. Your property lawyer will deal with the legal work for a guaranteed fixed fee.

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Conveyancing costs in New Addington: What to expect

Legal fees

The quote will set out the legal fees (inc. VAT) that you'll pay when your transaction completes. These fees are what your solicitor charges you for the work they carry out on your behalf.

Disbursements

Your conveyancing quote should also itemise required third-party costs, or disbursements, such as Stamp Duty, property searches and a bank transfer fee.

Check what's included in your quote

Some solicitors' quotes set out additional charges in their terms and conditions. This can lead to a higher-than-expected final bill. Beware of extra fees, when comparing 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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