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Are you looking to move to Sutton? Here at Compare My Move, we can match you with up to 5 conveyancing solicitors in the area. All our partners have to pass our strict verification process. This helps to prove they are regulated by one of the following - SRA, CLC, LSS, LSNI, or CILEX.

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When you're buying or selling a house, a conveyancer is in charge of handling the legal side of the process. This includes conveyancing searches. These searches help highlight any issues such as environmental and potential legal issues.

When buying a home, conveyancers are responsible for organising essential searches on the home and surrounding area on your behalf. These searches highlight any flood risks, unstable land, and radon gas levels.

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    FAQs About Conveyancing in Sutton

    Typically, conveyancing fees for buying a property in Sutton are £1,490. Conveyancing fees for selling a house will be around £1,430. The average conveyancing time in Sutton is around 159 days.

    Our research showed that ground stability and subsidence are more of a concern in Sutton. However, radon gas levels are low, and flooding isn't a major risk.

    Why Hire a Sutton Conveyancer?

    When moving to Sutton, hiring the services of a conveyancer is important. A conveyancer will carry out the legal process involved with buying and selling a home.

    They undertake conveyancing searches and will also complete the necessary paperwork and contracts. They will help to set up a completion date for your house purchase or sale.

    Sutton is based in southwest London. It's a fairly relaxed area to live in and has good transport links into central London. Between April 2021 - April 2022, 2,962 existing properties and 20 new properties have been purchased in Sutton.

    In September 2021, detached houses saw the biggest increase in price. Prices rose by 12.1%. This displays the popularity of the area.

    Once your offer has been accepted, you will need to inform your conveyancing solicitor. From here they can then begin the conveyancing process. This process includes, but is not limited to:

    • Setting a completion date
    • Stamp duty payments
    • Checking and exchanging contracts
    • Contacting your mortgage lender

    When selling or buying a leasehold property, a conveyancer will need to take more time to complete this. This is due to the process being more complicated.

    Data taken from UK House Price Index.

    How Much are Conveyancing Solicitor Fees in Sutton?

    On average, conveyancing fees for buying a freehold property in Sutton are £1,490. To buy a leasehold property solicitor fees will be around £1,650.

    These conveyancing fees will differ depending on many factors. These include the area the property is situated, the chosen solicitors, and the size of the home.

    To sell a house in Sutton, conveyancing fees will be around £1,430 (freehold properties) and £1580 (leasehold properties). These figures are based on the average cost of properties in Sutton which was £438,489 in July 2022.

    According to the Sutton Council website, a full Local Authority Search will cost £70 including VAT. You will additionally need to pay for conveyancing disbursements, legal fees and other searches.

    Data taken from Compare My Move's Cost of Moving House Calculator and UK House Price Index.

    How Long Does Conveyancing Take in Sutton?

    The average conveyancing time in Sutton is 159 days. This is the same as the national average.

    The entire house buying and selling process in Sutton is 297 days. The national average is 274 days, which isn't too dissimilar.

    When purchasing a freehold property, the conveyancing process is quicker than a leasehold. This is because leasehold properties are more difficult to complete. This is due to extra time and paperwork which can lengthen the conveyancing process.

    Data taken from Get Agent.

    What to Expect From Conveyancing Searches in Sutton?

    Conveyancing Searches help uncover aspects such as potential flooding risks to legal issues. Your conveyancers will complete the following searches:

    • Environmental Search
    • Water and Drainage Search
    • Local Authority Search

    These checks assess any environmental risks with the property and in the local area.

    According to the UK Radon Map, Radon Gas has been identified across the borough of Sutton, albeit at a reasonably low level of 1-3%. The amount of Radon Gas in the South of London is higher than in central London.

    The north of the Sutton Borough is underlain by impermeable London Clay. This shrinkable clay is susceptible to changes. As a result, it can cause unstable ground and subsidence.

    Geobear's Subsidence Map shows that Sutton is a “hotspot” for subsidence. This is why conveyancing checks are so important to be carried out.

    From looking at the UK Flood Map, Sutton isn't at a high risk of flooding. There are only a handful of areas that are at a medium risk of flooding. This includes Stayton Road and Glastonbury road.

    The only high-risk flood area in Sutton currently is Sunnyhurst Close. These areas are near Pyl Brook and the river Wandle.

    Get The Data, Geobear's Subsidence Map, and UK Radon Map.