Conveyancing Solicitors in Putney

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Conveyancing in Putney

Conveyancing refers to the legal process carried out by a property lawyer when transferring ownership of a property from the seller to the buyer. If you're looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Putney, you're in the right place. Get a fast & proactive solicitor from a nationwide panel of conveyancing experts.

We have years of experience helping homemovers in Putney and throughout Wandsworth 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.

Putney Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Putney

A district in southwest London, Putney is known for its vibrant high street, riverside location, and the annual University Boat Race. The district has a population of approximately 70,000.

Putney house prices

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

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Council Tax in Putney (2023/24)

Putney is in London Borough of Wandsworth.

Band Amount
A £614.21
B £716.57
C £818.94
D £921.31
E £1,126.05
F £1,330.78
G £1,535.52
H £1,842.62

What does a conveyancing solicitor do?

A conveyancer plays an essential role during a property purchase, and leads you through the legal side of a home purchase. Your lawyer will raise enquires of the seller, order searches, review the lease (if applicable) and ensure that post-purchase requirements, including registering the property ownership with the Land Registry, are completed.

Putney conveyancing solicitors may undertake checks for leasehold complexities, including short and defective leases.

Are you purchasing a property with a mortgage?

When you buy a house, your solicitor must also handle some legal work for the lender.

If your lawyer isn't accepted on your bank's panel, it may take many weeks longer to complete the purchase.

We work with conveyancers who can represent the vast majority of banks and specialist lenders, ensuring your transaction will complete without delay.

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Conservation area

When you purchase a flat or house in a conservation area, your solicitor will need to check for covenants and restrictions, e.g. rights of way, and noise level restrictions.

Conservation areas in Putney and the Wandsworth local authority include Streatham Park Cons Area, West Hill Road, Shaftesbury Park Estate and Town Hall Road.

Listed buildings

Roughly 500,000 listed properties exist in England and Wales, and around 320 of which are in London Borough of Wandsworth.

Listed buildings in and near to Putney include:

  • Elliott School, Pullman Gardens Sw15 Putney Heath, Putney, Wandsworth, Greater London Authority
  • Fairlawn, 89 Wimbledon Park Side Sw19 Wimbledon Common, Putney, Wandsworth, Greater London Authority
  • King's Head Inn Public House, Roehampton High Street Sw15 Roehampton, Putney, Wandsworth, Greater London Authority
  • Fairacres, 1-64 Roehampton Lane Sw15 Roehampton, Putney, Wandsworth, Greater London Authority
  • Walls And Gates To Walled Garden To South East Of Roehampton House At Queen Mary's Hospital, Roehampton Lane Sw15 Roehampton, Putney, Wandsworth, Greater London Authority

Owning a listed building brings its own set of challenges. Examples of the duties that listed building owners face include use of traditional methods and materials for maintenance, required consent for any alterations and an obligation to preserve or restore original windows and doors. Our experienced panel of solicitors will discuss with you the legal duties your ownership will impose.

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Shared Ownership Conveyancing

When purchasing a share in a property from a social housing provider, you'll need the help of a specialist solicitor. Shared ownership conveyancing is more involved. This is because contracts are more complicated, and housing associations work to tight deadlines.

Whether you are buying a shared ownership property or staircasing, our panel solicitors will work with you to complete the process.

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Selling a property in Putney

The sale of a Putney property will require your lawyer to first prepare the necessary documentation, including the title deeds and the various property information forms, and help you fill out these forms.

Their duties entail dealing with complications like missing building regulations, answering the buyer's solicitor's questions and redeeming the mortgage.

The solicitor will communicate effectively with all parties, like agents, lenders and landlords, so your sale completes without delay.

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

The conveyancing process for a leasehold flat is much more complicated than for a more straightforward freehold house.

The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in Putney will usually undertake additional tasks, including requesting all relevant freeholder information, 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 property lawyer as soon as possible.

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Remortgaging a property in Putney

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

Verify your conveyancing solicitor is on your mortgage lender's panel before you instruct your solicitor.

Our partner panel solicitors can act for over 100 banks and building societies. Whether you are switching to a 5-year fixed rate from Lloyds Bank or moving to a home reversion mortgage with Aldermore Bank, our panel solicitors can guide you through the remortgage process.

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Transfer of equity in Putney

If you intend to reduce or increase your ownership share of your property, whether you are gifting a share of a property, adding your spouse to the deeds or tax planning for the future, a transfer of equity is required. Your solicitor will deal with the legal work for a low, fixed fee.

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Conveyancing costs in Putney: What to expect

Conveyancing solicitors fees

Conveyancing fees are paid to your conveyancing solicitor for the tasks they complete during your transaction. Your solicitor's quote will set out the legal fees (inc. VAT) to be paid when the conveyancing transaction completes.

Conveyancing disbursements

A disbursement is a cost that your conveyancing solicitor must pay to a third party for a tax or additional service. Third-party disbursements include Local authority searches, Stamp Duty or a British waterways search.

Check for additional fees

Beware of hidden charges not mentioned in the initial conveyancing quote, if you are comparing quotes. Some firms include additional fees in the small print. This can mean a final bill that is higher than the original quote.

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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