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Moving to Kingston? Save on Your Property Conveyancing Costs

You’ll need the help of a conveyancer if you’re buying or selling property in Kingston upon Thames. Compare My Move can compare and connect you with up to 6 licensed London conveyancers or conveyancing solicitors in Kingston.

Rest assured, we only work with verified and accredited conveyancers. All our partners are accredited by either the SRA, CLC, LSS, LSNI, or CILEx and are always closely monitored by our dedicated business team.

We can even help you save on your conveyancing costs for your move to Kingston. Your conveyancer will guide you through the conveyancing process. They will explain anything that crops up that will affect you or the property.

Our Kingston Upon Thames Conveyancing Solicitors

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    FAQs About Conveyancing in Kingston

    Conveyancing fees in Kingston upon Thames when buying a property are £1,750 and £1,640 when selling a property. The conveyancing process takes approximately 159 days to complete in all London boroughs. This includes Kingston upon Thames.

    Kingston upon Thames has a low risk for surface water flooding. However, the close proximity to the River Thames does mean that properties near the river have a high risk of flooding. There are known problems with subsidence in the Kingston upon Thames area due to its location near the centre of London. However, there is a low radon gas level exposure. 

    Why Hire a Kingston upon Thames Conveyancer?

    Your conveyancer will guide you through the legalities of your property purchase or sale. They will also explain any complicated legal jargon and conduct important searches.

    Over the last year, 26 new builds and 2,370 existing properties were sold in Kingston upon Thames, according to the UK House Price Index. Detached properties increased the most in price, rising by as much as 13%.

    Instructing your conveyancer once your offer is agreed upon will ensure that you have a smoother transaction with minimal delay. Here are some of the tasks that your conveyancer will carry out:

    • Conducting conveyancing searches
    • Paying disbursements such as Stamp Duty
    • Checking through all contracts thoroughly
    • Arranging the exchange of contracts and completion date
    • Liaising with various parties

    There may be cases when your conveyancer is required to carry out other tasks. This is the case if you are buying or selling a leasehold property.

    Data taken from UK House Price Index

    How Much are Conveyancing Solicitor Fees in Kingston upon Thames?

    The average house price in Kingston upon Thames is £521,384. According to our data, the average conveyancing fees when buying are £1,750 for freehold properties and £1,860 for leasehold properties. When selling a property, the average conveyancing fees are £1,640 for freeholds and £1,780 for leaseholds.

    The total conveyancing cost that you acquire will be made up of disbursements, searches, and legal fees. You will need to pay for a Local Authority Search to provide you with specific information on the property and surrounding area. According to the Kingston upon Thames Council website, a full Local Authority Search is £108, including VAT.

    Your final cost will be dependent on various factors such as whether you are buying or selling, whether the property is freehold or leasehold, and your location.

    Data taken from Compare My Move’s Moving House Calculator

    How Long Does Conveyancing Take in Kingston upon Thames?

    Our team found that the conveyancing process takes approximately 159 days to complete in all London areas. This includes Kingston upon Thames. 159 days is also the national average.

    The entire process from the initial listing to completion day takes 297 days in Kingston upon Thames. This is 23 days longer than the 274-day national average, meaning that properties sit on the market for a longer period of time.

    The total length of time that your transaction will take is dependent on a variety of factors and how difficult the case is. For example, if you are buying or selling a leasehold property, this will take longer as your conveyancer will have more paperwork to submit.

    Data taken from Get Agent

    What to Expect From Conveyancing Searches in Kingston upon Thames?

    When buying a house, you'll require conveyancing searches. These searches are a vital part of the conveyancing process. They help you learn about any important changes to the land surrounding the property.

    Kingston upon Thames has a low risk of surface flooding, meaning that this shouldn't be an issue. However, due to the close proximity to the River Thames, properties near the river are at risk of river flooding when there is heavy rainfall.

    According to Geobear's Subsidence Map, there are signs of subsidence throughout Kingston. There are some areas that are medium risk, while others are high risk. This is due to the close proximity to the centre of London which has the highest risk of subsidence. This is due to the dense population and vast architecture.

    There is hardly any threat of radon gas in Kingston upon Thames. The borough boasts the lowest band of radon potential of less than 1% of homes.

    Data taken from Get The Data and Geobear's Subsidence Map