If you’re looking for a trusted and verified conveyancer for your house move to London, you’re in the right place. Compare My Move can connect you with up to 5 licensed conveyancers and conveyancing solicitors in London so you can compare the best conveyancing quotes. We can save you 70% on your conveyancing fees too.
Compare My Move carry out a strict verification process on every conveyancer before they can join, meaning we only work with the very best conveyancing solicitors in London. All conveyancers must be regulated by either the SRA, CLC, LSS, LSNI or CILEx, so you know you’ll only ever be matched with a company with a high standard of service.
When you're buying a home in London, you will need a conveyancer to help you with the legal side of the purchase. They will also be responsible for organising the important conveyancing searches into the local area to highlight any environmental and legal issues that could affect your property and the land around it.
RMNJ Conveyancing Solicitors
63 Hamilton Square, Birkenhead, CH41 5JF
RMNJ is a conveyancing solicitor firm based in Birkenhead, offering specialist conveyancing services since 1998. Accredited by the Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme the team have more than 50 years of experience in the conveyancing industry.
"Fantastic quote easy to use website. Havnt gone through the whole process yet to rate the completion date but hope its fast."
99 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 3XD
Bishops Gate Law have many years of combined experience as a team in property law. We specialise in helping you with the legal side of the purchase and sale of a house.
"Excellent service, Kunjal and Kaya were always available to help with my many questions! They always seemed on top of everything and had to do very little asking where we were at. Would definitely use again and highly recommended, they are on the more expensive side but it was worth it for the ease."
Mancini Legal Limited
Mancini Legal Ltd, 23 West Street, Horsham, RH12 1PB
Mancini Legal is a reliable and friendly conveyancing solicitor offering our expert service around Guildford and Redhill.
Juno Property Lawyers Ltd, 43-51 New North Road, London, N1 6LU
Juno are a team of licensed conveyancers who will help you when you want to buy or sell a house.
"Very smooth transaction. Communication through email was timely and relevant. Really very good."
Ross Coates Solicitors
Ross Coates Solicitors, Unit 5-7 Alpha Business Park, Ipswich, IP1 5LT
Ross Coates Solicitors have over 25 years providing our professional and trusted residential conveyancing service across Wales and England.
Alexander Grace Law
A G Law, 7 Kestrel Court, Burnley, BB11 5NA
Alexander Grace Law is an award-winning residential conveyancer, winning ESTAS Best Conveyancer in the North West and County in both 2018 and 2019.
"They were on top of matters. The team were always helpful and kept me informed on most issues. The only slight criticism is I found it hard sometimes to actually speak to someone on the phone which may well be a fault of mine as I am not good with online communication but we got through it."
Anaysse Jacobs Solicitors, Equitable House, London, SE18 6FH
Anaysse-Jacobs is a first-class conveyancing solicitor offering our legal help with sale, purchase and sale and purchase of property.
Connect2law, 5 Kew Road, Richmond, TW9 2PR
Muve Conveyancers are proud to provide our expert conveyancing service across England and Wales.
"Great experience, really ontop of things"
My Law Matters
Regus, 84 Salop Street, Wolverhampton, WV3 0SR
First established in 1986, My Law Matters are professional conveyancing solicitors regulated by the Solicitor’s Regulation Authority.
Moving Direct Property
Suffolk Enterprise Centre, Felaw Maltings, Ipswich, IP2 8SJ
Moving Direct Property can offer an expert and professional conveyancing service all across the UK. We specialise in helping with the sale of a property.
Oasis Solicitors, 8 The Village, London, SE7 8UD
Oasis Solicitors are a firm of 2 partners with over 24 years of experience in the conveyancing industry between them. We treat each client and case with the same level of respect and quality to ensure the best outcome.
My Home Move Conveyancing
My Home Move Ltd, 5 Barton Close, Leicester, LE19 1SJ
At My Home Move Conveyancing, we understand that buying, selling and remortgaging a house can be a stressful process - that is why we provide professional conveyancing services to make the process clearer, easier and better for every client.
"Lovely company to deal with and once my account was created correspondence was dealt with on line which made for a very smooth process."
Brevis Conveyancing Solicitors
Brevis, Kings Court, Stevenage, SG1 2NG
Brevis Conveyancing Solicitors are a firm of client-based conveyancing solicitors offering help to home movers across the UK.
Taylor Rose MW
Taylor Rose M W, 69 Carter Lane, London, EC4V 5EQ
With a 100 year heritage, Taylor Rose MW are one of the leading law firms in England and Wales.
Whitestone Solicitors Limited
Whitestone Solicitors, 2 West Street, Rochdale, OL16 2EN
Whitestone Solicitors Limited are a team of professional conveyancing solicitors who make every effort to excel in client care and satisfaction.
QC Law Ltd
5th Floor, 29 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3EG
QC Law Ltd specialises in multiple areas of law, including conveyancing and other forms of property law. We are based in Central London and our team of conveyancing solicitors have a combined experience of over 30 years.
16 Prescot Street, London, E1 8AZ
Based in London, Ackroyd Legal are proud to provide their conveyancing services across the whole of the UK. Born from one of the fastest-growing, city-based law firms in recent times, brings together the best of the best.
Your conveyancer will be responsible for taking care of the legal side of buying and selling a property. As the UK’s capital, London property is extremely sought after, often resulting in the conveyancing process taking a bit longer.
According to the UK House Price Index, in the last year, there were 2,879 sales of existing properties and 47 new build sales, with detached properties seeing the biggest increase in price by 4.1%. Due to high demand of property in London, it's important to instruct your conveyancer to begin the case once an offer has been agreed upon between buyer and seller. The stages of the conveyancing process include:
The conveyancing process will vary depending on the circumstances of the sale or purchase. Extra steps will be added if you’re buying or selling a leasehold or Help to Buy property.
Data taken from UK House Price Index
Your conveyancing costs will be based on the value of the property you are buying or selling as well as location and how complicated your case is. We’ve looked at our data to reveal the all-important conveyancing costs you need to know about buying and selling in London.
As London has an average house price of £784,502, the average conveyancing fees for buying a freehold property is £1,670 and £1,850 if the property is leasehold. Average conveyancing costs for selling a freehold property in London are £1,600 and £1,770 for a leasehold property.
This total cost will be made up of the conveyancer’s legal fee and conveyancing disbursements such as Land Registry fees and property searches if you’re buying. The average cost of a Local Authority Search in London will cost £133.20 (£111.00 +VAT), according to City of London’s council website.
Data taken from Compare My Move’s Moving House Calculator.
The conveyancing process takes 100 days on average in London for the sale of a freehold property, making it the slowest region for conveyancing in the UK. This takes into account the time from offers accepted to completing the sale.
Conveyancing in London takes even longer for leasehold properties, averaging around 120 days from the point of sale agreed to completion. Buying and selling a leasehold property takes longer than a freehold as it requires extra paperwork and more of the conveyancer’s time.
On average in the UK, conveyancing takes between 8-12 weeks, but the timescale can vary depending on the difficulty of the case, location and your conveyancer.
Data taken from View My Chain
When you’re buying a property, your conveyancer will order conveyancing searches that are made up of; Local Authority, Environmental and Water and Drainage. The searches will check if the property and the land nearby poses a threat, revealing any risk of flood, subsidence, ground stability and radon gas.
London’s rivers are at a high risk of flooding according to the government website, however, the City of London’s Strategic Flood Risk Assessment Strategy shows that this would have a limited effect on the risk of direct flooding to residential properties, with it only affecting a handful of homes in the City of London.
Another issue that might appear in your searches is ground stability. One main cause of ground stability is subsidence and unfortunately for Londoners, it’s one of the most affected cities in the UK for subsidence. London has one of the highest-shrink-swell clay hazards in the country, which translates to 1 in 50 houses suffering from subsidence.
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