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Remortgage Conveyancing Solicitors

You’ll need to hire a conveyancing solicitor when you’re remortgaging with a different lender. When remortgaging, your solicitor will need to carry out certain checks and searches as well as obtain legal documents.

We’ve put together everything you need to know about remortgaging, including a review of solicitor’s fees and how the remortgaging process works.

Do I Need a Solicitor to Remortgage with the Same Lender?

If you're remortgaging with your existing lender, then you won't need conveyancing services from a remortgage solicitor. This is known as a product transfer. If you're adding or removing someone from the mortgage, then you might need the help of a remortgage solicitor.

To learn more, read do I need a solicitor to remortgage.

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What Does a Solicitor Do When you Remortgage?

The remortgage conveyancing process is slightly different to the process for buying or selling property. Below we’ll explore what a solicitor does when you remortgage.

Verify your identity

Verify source of funds

Check title deeds

Redemption statement

Property searches

Further searches and checks

Review remortgage offer

Certificate of Title

Transfer funds

Update transfer deed

How Long Does Remortgage Conveyancing Take?

The conveyancing process when remortgaging takes around one to two months to complete. It’s important to start the process at least six months prior to your current mortgage deal expiring to avoid any delays.

It’s also important to make sure your chosen solicitor or conveyancer is authorised and approved to work with your new mortgage lender. If they’re not, this could cause delays and even extra charges.

How Much are Remortgage Solicitor Fees?

Solicitors fees for a remortgage will cost £1,078 on average according to our data. Our research shows that the solicitor’s legal fee will cost £720 inc VAT. you’ll have to pay for the relevant disbursements on top:

Search fees - £290

Electronic bank transfer fee - £40

Electronic ID check - £20

Title deeds copy - £4

Land Registry fees - £4

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Can You Add the Conveyancer Fee to the Remortgage?

You can’t add your conveyancing fees to your remortgage as you’re paying the solicitor’s legal fee for their time and service. This will be required upfront or at the end of the conveyancing process.

You can add the arrangement fee and the deeds release fee to your mortgage.

Disclaimer

All data, research, facts, and figures have been taken from reputable sources and government data that was accurate at the time of writing. Any information featured in this guide should not be relied on or regarded as an authoritative statement of law. While we aim to ensure that all information is accurate, we make no representations about the suitability or reliability with respect to the website as well as any products, information, or services that are featured on the website. Mortgage criteria, policies, and interest rates change regularly and vary depending on the lender and type of mortgage you have. You should speak directly to your mortgage lender for clarification. It should be noted that your home may be repossessed if you cannot keep up with your mortgage payments.

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Emma Lunn

Last updated

20th May, 2024

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Martha Lott

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Senior Digital Content Executive

Having guest authored for many property websites, Martha now researches and writes articles for everything moving house related, from remortgages to conveyancing costs.

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Emma Lunn

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Freelance Personal Finance Journalist

Emma Lunn is an award-winning journalist who specialises in personal finance, consumer issues and property.

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