Conveyancing Solicitors South East London


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Look no further for your conveyancing solicitor in South East London

Whatever your property challenge, we can solve it.

Selling a property in South East London

Your conveyancing solicitor's role, when selling a property in South East London, 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 South East London starts from £723 INC VAT.

Buying a property in South East London

  • 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 in 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 South East London starts from £723 INC VAT.

Add or remove someone from a property title in South East London

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 South East London 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 South East London

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 South East London 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 South East London 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 South East London starts at £333 INC VAT.
Price based on a freehold with the loan being repaid in full using savings.

Why buy a home in South East London?

All of South East London is regarded as being south of the River Thames. It extends from areas in Zone 1 on the tube (Southwark) to, for example, Orpington, on the borders of Kent.

It's a very mixed and cosmopolitan area, with densely-populated inner city areas such as Peckham and comparatively sparsely populated areas further out, such as Knockholt.

There are many landmarks and attractions, such as the Dome in Greenwich, which itself is full of historical buildings such as the Naval College or Crystal Palace Park. The latter has elements of Victoriana, such as its maze and its dinosaur park, while being one of the homes of British athletes, with a functioning stadium. Dulwich has a villagey feel, whereas Woolwich has been extensively redeveloped and has many upmarket flats while keeping some of the features of the original Royal Armoury works.

South East London Hospital information

The Lambeth Hospital, 108 Landor Rd, Stockwell, London SW9 9NU

Guy's Hospital, Great Maze Pond, London SE1 9RT

King's College Hospital, Denmark Hill, Brixton, London SE5 9RS

Property Solicitors South East London, Transport information

South East London benefits from the City of London Airport being within easy reach, as well as Gatwick Airport, the A2 and the A20 trunk roads (both leading to the M25 for access to the motorway network). It also hosts the A406 South Circular, numerous overland railway stations, tube/underground stations, and countless red London buses for more local trips. You can also use the Thames Clipper if you prefer a journey along the River Thames.

Distance to Airports from South East London (Dulwich)


AirportMiles by car
Heathrow Airport23.2 miles
Gatwick Airport23.4 miles
Stansted Airport41.9 miles
Local Schools in South East London

Blackheath High School, Vanbrugh Park, London SE3 7AG

Colfe's School, Horn Park Ln, Lee, London SE12 8AW

Herne Hill School, 127 Herne Hill, London SE24 9LY

Conveyancing Solicitors in and around South East London

Our South East London conveyancing solicitors can help you with your conveyance locally or in any of the surrounding areas including Dulwich, Greenwich, Crystal Palace, Peckham, Bromley, Orpington and Woolwich.

Conveyancing Solicitors South East London

We have a number of offices throughout England and Wales so you can find a solicitor near you.
Recently completed properties in South East London:
  • Alscot Way, SE1 5XU
  • Walworth Road, SE1 6EE
  • Tower Mill Road, SE15 6GN
  • Waverley Road, SE18 7TL
  • Hays Court, SE16 4NF
New build developers and developments in the area:
  • Bayfield Place (houses & apartments, various sizes) – Chelsfield Lane, Orpington.
    Developed by Asprey Homes.

South East London Property Prices



Average property price in South East London£484,296
Population of South East London1,100,000 (2018)


Property price data is sourced from the Land Registry House Price Index by Conveyancing Solicitors South East London.
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Property Solicitors near me

Before the internet finding conveyancing solicitors near me would have meant to consult your local phone book or just to take a walk down your local high street to find your conveyancer near me.

Before modern ID checking processes your local conveyancing solicitors would need to meet with you to confirm who you were as part of their money laundering and 'Know Your Client' checks. Solicitors previously used to use this time to talk through the transaction with you in person - a part of the service that was reflected within their conveyancing solicitors fees. Nowadays, the legal process can be completed without face to face meetings, using online ID checks and new ID process.


Old School?
We would argue that modern electronic checking procedures are more rigorous and reliable and certainly faster.

Although local knowledge becomes critical when choosing your RICS surveyor for a home buyers survey, your solicitor in all cases, whether they're a 'conveyancing solicitor near me' or based 200 miles away will carry out their work by processing documents and forms, virtually all of which can be obtained and/or transmitted electronically.

There is no need for them to be based locally and you'll usually find that conveyancer near me will charge extra for business conducted 'in person' - such as ID checking - and that their time is better spent focusing on the paperwork. We welcome queries from our clients and act as the vital link between you and your solicitor which means you're kept in the loop and your solicitor is fully engaged in getting your move completed as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Why choose SAM Conveyancing Solicitors in South East London?

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 South East London has to offer, which are backed by a no sale no fee guarantee and the South East London 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

There are a number of affordable housing schemes in South East London to 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 South East London - speak to London Local Authorities Councils (various) to find out if you are eligible
  • Discount Market Sale South East London - check with London Local Authorities Councils (various) if they are running a DMS scheme


Property Solicitors South East London

You can rest assured that you're in good hands with our Conveyancing Solicitors South East London. They are skilled and experienced with complex transactions from a simple purchase for a property in South East London 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 South East London?

If there are 80 years or less on the South East London 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 South East London 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 South East London



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

Fill in our easy online form for a fixed quote, tailored to your requirements.

It's not necessary 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 South East London, when choosing your conveyancing solicitor.

There are many factors which can delay conveyancing in South East London. A very 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 South East London 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 at the same time, the same conveyancing solicitor can handle both transactions, which will save 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 till after your offer is accepted can delay your transaction. As early as possible, inform them of any details, such as gifted deposits. Using an online service cuts down on snail mail delays and waiting for physical meetings, which can be conducted by video call.

3. Apply for your mortgage quickly

As soon as your offer is accepted, you can submit your application. 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.

*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?

South East London 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: