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Moving to Merton? Save on Your Property Conveyancing Costs

If you are moving to Merton, Compare My Move can connect you with up to 6 licensed London conveyancers. You can compare quotes and save money on your conveyancing fees.

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Your conveyancer will handle the legal aspects of your property purchase. They are also responsible for organising essential searches on the home you are looking to buy. These searches can reveal if there are any flood risks, subsidence, or radon gas levels that you should be concerned about.

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    FAQs About Conveyancing in Merton

    Our research found that the average conveyancing fees in Merton are £1,750 when buying a property and £1,640 when selling a property. The conveyancing process takes approximately 159 days to complete in all London boroughs. This includes Merton. 

    Merton also has a low risk of flooding and low radon gas levels. However, there are issues with subsidence due to its location in London. Therefore, conveyancing searches are extremely important. 

    Why Hire a Merton Conveyancer?

    Your conveyancer's role is to guide you through the buying or selling of a property. They will carry out various tasks such as conducting conveyancing searches and explaining legal jargon you don't understand.

    According to the UK House Price Index, 2,705 existing properties and 82 new builds were sold in the Merton area. Detached properties rose the most in price, rising by as much as 13.1%.

    For those wanting an efficient transaction, it's best to instruct your conveyancer as soon as the offer has been accepted. This will prevent delays and ensure that everything is in place and submitted on time. Here is what you can expect from the conveyancing process:

    • Checking through the contracts and raising any concerns or enquiries
    • Conducting conveyancing searches
    • Liaising with various parties including mortgage lenders
    • Arranging the exchange of contracts and completion date
    • Paying disbursements on your behalf such as Stamp Duty

    Your conveyancer will have to carry out extra duties when dealing with leasehold properties. This is why buying and selling leaseholds are more expensive than freeholds.

    Data taken from UK House Price Index

    How Much are Conveyancing Solicitor Fees in Merton?

    The average house price in Merton is £559,756. According to our data, this means that conveyancing fees when buying a property are £1,750 for freehold and £1,860 for leasehold. When selling a property, conveyancing fees are approximately £1,640 for freehold and £1,780 for leasehold.

    Factors such as the type of property and location can impact your total conveyancing cost. For example, those looking to purchase a leasehold property will pay more in legal fees. This is because of the extra paperwork that must be submitted.

    The cost will be made up of legal fees, searches, and disbursements. You will need to make sure that you pay for a full Local Authority Search. In Merton, a full Local Authority Search costs £118.20 including VAT, according to the Merton Council website.

    Data taken from Compare My Move’s Moving House Calculator

    How Long Does Conveyancing Take in Merton?

    Our team discovered that the average length of the conveyancing process in Reading is 149 days. Despite this timescale being 10 days lower than the national average of 159 days, it still accounts for over half of the entire process.

    In total, the entire buying and selling process from the initial listing to completion, takes 264 days in Reading. This means that the majority of the transaction is taken up by the conveyancing process. However, it's important to note that this timescale will vary. The length of the process will depend on a variety of factors such as the difficulty of the case.

    Another factor that greatly affects the length of the conveyancing process is whether the property is freehold or leasehold. Buying and selling leasehold properties takes longer as additional steps must be taken. There will also be additional paperwork that your solicitor must complete.

    Data taken from Get Agent

    What to Expect From Conveyancing Searches in Merton?

    One of the most important steps in the conveyancing process is the conveyancing searches. The searches provide essential details of the property you are looking to buy. This includes information held by the local council. In this case, it will be held by Merton Council.

    Merton has a low risk of flooding overall, meaning that this should not be a problem. However, there are potential risks in Merton from surface water and groundwater flooding. Flooding is likely to happen in areas with permeable superficial deposits. This includes Mitchem Mitcham North.

    Geobear's Subsidence Map reveals that Merton has a lower risk of subsidence compared to Central London. However, it is still an area that has a notable subsidence risk.

    Merton has a very low radon gas level exposure. This means that it isn't likely that radon gas will be an issue when the conveyancing searches are completed.

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