Conveyancing Solicitors Balham


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Whatever your property challenge, we can solve it.

Selling a property in Balham

Your conveyancing solicitor's role, when selling a property in Balham, will include:

  • Draft contracts – Your solicitor drafts the initial legal contract to be sent to the buyer's solicitor.
  • Responding to enquiries – your solicitor responds to any questions the buyer's solicitor may have (this is where you'll find out if you are missing documents, which can cause delays to your sale).
  • Investigating issues – your solicitor may need to complete further investigation to try and satisfy them.
  • Exchange contracts – once the buyer's solicitor has satisfied their enquiries, contracts are finalised and exchanged
  • Day of completion – your solicitor receives the money for the sale, discharges the mortgage (if required), pays the estate agent, deducts their fee and then sends the net sale proceeds to you.
  • Post completion – your solicitor receives the DS1 discharge documents and, when leasehold, settles your liabilities for ground rent and service charges.

Our conveyancing solicitors' cost for selling a property in Balham starts from £723 INC VAT.

Buying a property in Balham

  • Draft contracts – Your solicitor reviews the draft contract sent by the seller's solicitor.
  • Raising enquiries – your solicitor will ask the seller's solicitor questions based on the contract, title, and property documents to protect you from any nasty surprises.
  • Exchange contracts – once your solicitor is satisfied with their enquiries, they agree with the seller to finalise and exchange contracts
  • Day of completion – on the day of completion, your solicitor transfers the money for the sale.
  • Post completion – following completion, your solicitor makes an application to the Land Registry to register you as the new owner.

Our conveyancing solicitors' cost for buying a property in Balham starts from £723 INC VAT.

Add or remove someone from a property title in Balham

With a Transfer of Equity, you can buy someone out of a shared property and remove them from the title, or add someone to the title, making them a joint owner. This service includes:

  • Solicitors fees including ID checks, office copies
  • Land Registration fees
  • (if party being removed) ID1 Form verification fee
  • (if mortgage) Change of mortgage fee
  • (if leasehold) Notice fee to freeholder

Our conveyancing solicitors' cost for a Transfer of Equity in Balham starts at £363 INC VAT.

If someone is giving up their share of the property for less than market value, they may be required to get independent legal advice, which will be an additional expense.

Switch your mortgage deal in Balham

Your remortgage solicitor will perform all the necessary checks, review your new mortgage offer, and update the Land Registry post-completion. The process is similar to when you purchase but should take less time, as the solicitor doesn't need to raise any legal enquiries.

If you own a leasehold property, your solicitor must carry out extra work to investigate the lease terms. Our conveyancing solicitors' cost for a remortgage in Balham starts at £363 INC VAT INC VAT.

Purchase the next chunk of your equity

When you're ready to buy the next chunk of the equity in your shared ownership property, a conveyancer will be required to handle:

  • The bank transfer;
  • obtaining a mortgage redemption statement from your existing lender;
  • receiving your new mortgage offer and confirming the lender terms;
  • receiving the memorandum of staircasing;
  • handling completion;
  • filing SDLT form (if required); and
  • registration at the Land Registry.

Our conveyancing solicitors' cost for shared ownership staircasing in Balham starts at £569 INC VAT.

If you need to add someone to the legal title, you will need to pay an additional fee for a transfer of equity.

Paying off your Help to Buy equity loan

You'll need a solicitor to:

  • Receive redemption letter;
  • review title for ownership and restrictions;
  • obtain Authority to Complete;
  • draft a deed of postponement for your current lender;
  • handling completion;
  • bank transfer; and
  • if repaid in full, removal of the loan restriction at the Land Registry.

Our conveyancing solicitors' cost for Help to Buy loan redemption in Balham starts at £333 INC VAT.

Price based on a freehold with the loan being repaid in full using savings.

Why buy a home in Balham?

Balham is an area which forms part of both Wandsworth and Lambeth Boroughs in South London, 5 miles south-west of the capital's centre. Famous landmarks include Du Cane Court's art deco flats and The Bedford pub in Bedford Hill, a large venue with various entertainments. Its town centre has many bars, restaurants, coffee houses and independent stores. It also contains the excellent Hildreth Street Market.

Balham has many open spaces nearby, including Wandsworth Common and Tooting Common (which contains the Tooting Lido for cooling off in the summer months.

Balham Hospital information

St George's Hospital, Blackshaw Rd, Tooting, London, SW17 0QT

Tooting Health Clinic, 63 Bevill Allen Cl, London, SW17 8PX

Springfield University Hospital, 61 Glenburnie Road, London, SW17 7DJ

Property Solicitors Balham, Transport information

Balham Station is on both the tube (Northern Line) and overground rail, offering fast connections to Central London and, by overground, to places like Croydon, Gatwick Airport and beyond, to the south coast. The A24 runs through the area and the A406 South Circular Road and the A214 are close by. There are numerous red buses in the locale.

Distance to Airports from Balham


AirportMiles by car
Heathrow17.1 miles
Gatwick22.9 miles
Luton43.9 miles
Local Schools in Balham

Sacred Heart Catholic Secondary School, Camberwell New Road, London, SE5 0RP

Burntwood School, Burntwood Ln, London, SW17 0AQ

Emanuel School, Battersea Rise, London, SW11 1HS

Conveyancing Solicitors in and around Balham

Our Balham conveyancing solicitors can help you with your conveyance locally or in any of the surrounding areas, including London, Croydon, Streatham, Clapham, Tooting, Brixton and Battersea.

Conveyancing Solicitors Balham

We have many offices throughout England and Wales, so you can find a solicitor near you.

Recently completed properties in Balham:
  • Hydethorpe Road, Balham, London, SW12 0JD
  • Du Cane Court, Balham High Road, Balham, London, SW17 7JB
  • Wallace Court, Balham High Road, Tooting, London, SW17 7AT
  • Ormeley Road, Balham, London, SW12 9QG
  • Fontenoy Road, Balham, London SW12 9LU

New build developers and developments in the area:
  • The Tramyard (apartments) – Balham High Road, Balham.
    Developed by Marsh & Parsons.

Balham Property Prices



Average property price in Balham£748,236
Population of Balham14,751


Property price data is sourced from the Land Registry House Price Index by Conveyancing Solicitors Balham.
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Should I use a Conveyancer or Conveyancing Solicitor near me?

Solicitors are usually more expensive than a conveyancer, which is fine as long as they specialise in property transactions. It can be beneficial to choose a solicitor in case of any complex legal complications with your transaction, but the best of both is to instruct a conveyancing solicitor who employs some other conveyancing professionals to complete the simpler parts of the work under their supervision, at a lower rate.

Read our full guide: Licensed Conveyancer or Solicitor - Who should you choose to do your conveyancing?

Why choose SAM Conveyancing Solicitors in Balham?

Whether you're buying, selling, remortgaging, extending a lease, staircasing shared ownership, or paying off your help to buy loan, you'll need a conveyancer to handle the legal side of things. With SAM you get the benefit of dedicated conveyancing executive who'll guide you through the process, from start to finish, at no extra cost. Available Monday to Saturday to answer all your questions, we'll bridge the gap between you and your solicitor, with regular updates in plain English.

We have hand selected some of the best conveyancing solicitors Balham has to offer, which are backed by a no sale no fee guarantee and the Balham conveyancing fee we quote is broken down so you can see exactly what your quote includes. What we quote you is the fixed price you will pay for the agreed work. No unpleasant surprises.

You'll also benefit form our state of the art Online Conveyancing Process to track your progress and next steps along the way.

Affordable Housing Schemes

Several affordable housing schemes in Balham help make buying a property more achievable. The work is more complex, and we have specialist conveyancing solicitors to handle the following:

  • Shared Ownership Solicitors
  • Right to Buy Solicitors Balham - speak to Wandsworth Borough Council to find out if you are eligible
  • Discount Market Sale Balham - check with Wandsworth Borough Council if they are running a DMS scheme


Property Solicitors Balham

You can rest assured that you're in good hands with our Conveyancing Solicitors Balham. They are skilled and experienced with complex transactions from a simple purchase for a property in Balham to a Sale and Purchase of a shared ownership property, executing a Deed of Trust simultaneously.

Are you buying or selling a short lease in Balham?

If there are 80 years or less on the Balham leasehold, it will be harder to mortgage. Whether you're buying or selling, you should consider extending the lease, which may be done before, during, or in some cases after the transaction.

Our specialist leasehold solicitors Balham have vast experience handling the extension of a short lease for the buyer or the seller; speak to a SAM advisor to get an inclusive fixed fee quote for leasehold conveyancing or share of freehold conveyancing today. Property Challenges Solved.

Frequently Asked Questions: Conveyancing Solicitors Balham



Average conveyancing fees in London can be slightly higher than the rest of the country. Depending on the property's price and the transaction's complexity, you could pay several hundred to a couple of thousand pounds. Our conveyancing fees in Balham start at £723 INC VAT.

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It's unnecessary to have a local conveyancing solicitor as the process is the same throughout England and Wales. You should prioritise service and efficiency over proximity to Balham, when choosing your conveyancing solicitor.

Many factors can delay conveyancing in Balham. A simple transaction can be completed in less than two months, but the average is closer to 12-16 weeks.

CQS Accreditation

All our panel solicitors are CQS accredited. You can trust the Conveyancing Quality Scheme for the highest standards of conveyancing.

Fixed Fee

Don't bother with an 'estimate' fee. You want to make sure that your total fee is fixed (they can't charge you more later) and it includes all the necessary components. We build your quote based on each of the costs involved in a standard transaction based on the information you give us, with no sneaky extra fees. If you have additional requirements, speak with a helpful team member to ensure everything you need is covered within your quote.

No Sale No Fee

Choose a conveyancing solicitor in Balham who offers a No Sale No Fee Guarantee, like ours. If your first sale or purchase falls through, the money you've spent with us will go toward your next one. Terms apply.

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Communication

Not knowing what is going on is the most frustrating thing for a client. Many solicitors are too busy doing legal work to answer all their clients call for updates. With SAM Conveyancing, you'll have a dedicated conveyancing executive available Monday to Saturday. They'll keep you in the loop on progress, translate the legal jargon, chase your solicitor when required and email you about milestones.

Value

Get a fully comprehensive quote covering all your needs so you can accurately compare your options to ensure you're paying a good price.

Online conveyancing is just as safe as you protect your data on the internet as you would in any other transaction. Online conveyancing means speedier turnaround times on documents, more convenient meetings and lower running costs for the firm. We pass our savings on to you.

Yes, if you're buying and selling simultaneously, the same conveyancing solicitor can handle both transactions, saving you money, as you'll only have to do the 'new client' admin once.

1. Get a mortgage in principle

Know what you can afford to save wasting time on any false starts.

2. Instruct your conveyancing solicitor before you make your offer

Waiting until your offer is accepted can delay your transaction. As early as possible, inform them of any details, such as gifted deposits. An online service reduces snail mail delays and waiting for physical meetings, which can be conducted by video call.

3. Apply for your mortgage quickly

You can submit your application as soon as your offer is accepted. An independent broker can help speed this along.

4. Order your searches and surveys

Ordering these early can speed up your conveyancing process, especially if local authorities face delays. However, it is usually considered prudent to time this with the rest of your chain if a transaction falls through.

5. Get your building insurance ready

You'll need insurance from the exchange so research & compare insurance quotes, once your solicitor is instructed.

6. Paperwork (When selling)

Ensure you have your paperwork, including energy performance & FENSA certificates.

London Conveyancing Solicitors for local buying, selling, transfer of equity and remortgageGreater London is an area which contains London, the capital of the United Kingdom (which itself centres on the Cities of London and Westminster) and a number of surrounding boroughs which are administered as London boroughs and which are the overall executive responsibility of the Mayor of London. It contains a large number of constituencies, each represented by an MP and it should be noted that these are not the same as, nor even always contiguous with the borders of the boroughs.

Many parts of Greater London were originally administered by the counties which surround London and these counties are often called the home counties. Enfield, for example, used to be classed as being part of Middlesex, but is now near the northern border of Greater London. Greater London's borders often coincide with a zone of 'green belt': areas where it has been decided that open spaces, parks, forests and wildlife reserves should act as a buffer against urban sprawl. London has numerous landmarks, anything from Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament to Karl Marx's grave in Highgate Cemetery.

Greater London contains more than 9 million inhabitants, a number growing daily, and as this is approximately 1/7 of the population of the UK. It can be seen that Greater Londoners have a large influence on the rest of the country politically and this is enhanced by the concentration of skilled workers gravitating towards the capital.

 

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*Mortgage lenders choose which solicitors they will or won't work with. Our panel solicitors are on 99% of mortgage lender panels. Our panel solicitors are currently not on the panel for Kent Reliance (when buying through Shared Ownership) and the Islamic Development Bank. Tell us who your lender is and we will assign you an approved panel solicitor.
**Our panel of solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and conveyancing work is accredited with the Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme.
***No Sale No Fee applies to any sale or purchase quote except auction and right to buy. Read our No Sale No Fee Policy.

What are the conveyancing costs?

Balham Conveyancing Solicitor fees vary between online conveyancing solicitors, high street conveyancers or housing solicitors introduced by your estate agent.

The actual conveyancing costs, outside of the legal work, should be fixed, including:

For buyers: stamp duty, land registration, property searches, ID searches and leasehold charges (if buying a leasehold property).

For sellers: office copies, title plan and management information (if selling a leasehold property).

Make sure to budget for all of the above conveyancing costs and to get a fixed fee conveyancing quote from several firms, to compare value.

Making the right choice of solicitor is key to the whole process: