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Save up to 70% on your London conveyancing costs by using Compare My Move. We can connect you with up to 5 verified and experienced conveyancing solicitors in Enfield. Each potential conveyancing partner is put through our strict verification process and our dedicated team check that they are regulated by either the SRA, CLC, LSS, CILEx or LSNI before joining us as a partner.

Your conveyancing solicitor will be responsible for handling the legal aspect of your home purchase. However, they are also tasked with organising essential searches on the property and ground. These searches can highlight flooding risks, ground stability and contaminated land concerns and levels of Radon Gas in the area of Enfield you are looking to purchase a property.

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    FAQs About Conveyancing in Enfield

    The average conveyancing costs in Enfield are £1,750 for buying and £1,640 for selling. The conveyancing process takes approximately 159 to complete in the borough. 

    The searches organised by your conveyancer are an essential part of the conveyancing process and can shed light on any problems or concerns with the home or surrounding area. Flooding is not a substantial issue in the borough but ground instability, however, may be a concern.

    Why Hire an Enfield Conveyancer?

    Your chosen conveyancer will take care of the legal side of the property transaction. This includes explaining complicated legal jargon, arranging the relevant conveyancing searches and ensuring the contracts are correctly drafted.

    The length of the conveyancing process will vary as there are several different steps to complete. To ensure a more efficient process, be sure to instruct your conveyancer as soon as an offer has been accepted. The stages involved in the process include:

    • Offer has been agreed
    • Conveyancing searches ordered (if buying)
    • Liaise with mortgage lender to finalise
    • Agree on the completion date
    • Check the contract and raise pre-contract enquiries
    • Exchange contracts
    • Complete
    • Pay remaining Stamp Duty

    According to the UK House Price Index, 3,117 existing properties and 41 new build properties were sold in Enfield over the last year. Detached houses saw the biggest yearly price difference, increasing by 12% in September 2021 alone.

    Data taken from UK House Price Index

    How Much are Conveyancing Solicitor Fees in Enfield?

    Enfield's average house price is currently £533,774. With this in mind, the average conveyancing fees when buying a freehold property is £1,750, increasing to £1,860 when purchasing a leasehold home. When selling properties in the borough, the average cost for a freehold home is £1,640 and £1,780 for a leasehold home.

    Please note that the final cost will be made up of the conveyancer’s legal fee as well as the relevant conveyancing disbursements. Conveyancing costs can and will vary, but they are typically based on the value of the property being bought or sold. Other factors will influence the price, such as your location, chosen conveyancer and the difficulty of your case.

    When purchasing a property, the cost will include Land Registry fees. The cost of the conveyancing searches will be set by the local council. In Enfield, the cost of a full Local Authority search (LLC1 and CON29) is £258.20.

    Data taken from Compare My Move’s Moving House Calculator

    How Long Does Conveyancing Take in Enfield?

    According to our team's research, the average time it takes to complete the conveyancing process in Enfield, London is 159 days.

    As the full buying and selling process from the initial listing to completion takes around 297 days, the conveyancing process takes over half of the entire timeline for the transaction. However, the average recorded in Enfield is only 3 days longer than the national average of 156 days.

    It should be noted that conveyancing can take longer if you're buying or selling a leasehold or Help to Buy property. This is because the transactions often include additional paperwork and thus a bigger workload for your conveyancer. This is often why leasehold homes are more expensive.

    Data taken from Get Agent

    What to Expect From Conveyancing Searches in Enfield?

    The conveyancing searches are a vital part of the conveyancing process. They will often include a Local Authority Search and an Environmental Search. Any environmental issues that can negatively impact the property will be highlighted in the conveyancing search report, as well any potential legal issues found.

    The most significant sources of flooding in Enfield are main rivers and surface water. Enfield Council’s Flood Risk Management Strategy states that the rise in extreme weather conditions, the presence of existing buildings in areas of flood risk and limited public funding, mean that flood incidents cannot be prevented.

    London and its various boroughs are also at risk of ground instability concerns due to the fact that many areas have been built on “London Clay”. This is a natural material and a type of shrinkable clay that's susceptible to changes. This is supported by the identified subsidence hotspots across the UK. There is a notable amount of subsidence reported across Enfield on Geobear's Subsidence Map.

    Data taken from Enfield Council's Local Flood Risk Management Strategy and Geobear's Subsidence Map