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Why do I need a remortgage solicitor?

When remortgaging a property, you’ll need legal help from a remortgage solicitor so they can transfer your current mortgage to your new lender. However if you’re staying with the same lender, you don’t require conveyancing services.

If you’re transferring equity, approaching the end of your deal or releasing equity, then you’ll need to hire a remortgage solicitor. They’ll have the legal experience and expertise to take care of the legal side of your remortgage.

It’s important to note that you must check with your chosen solicitor that they’re on your new mortgage lender’s panel of solicitors or you could face additional fees.

To learn more, read what is remortgaging.

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How much does remortgage conveyancing cost?

Our data shows that the average solicitor fees for a remortgage are £1,078. This includes the solicitor’s legal fee and the relevant disbursements. A breakdown of remortgage conveyancing costs include:

  • Legal fee - £720
  • Search fees - £290
  • Bank transfer - £40
  • ID checks - £20
  • Title deeds copy - £4
  • Land registry fees - £4

On top of your legal costs, you’ll have to factor in additional fees for leaving your current mortgage. You should check all costs with your mortgage lender and solicitor before beginning your remortgage.

To learn more, read remortgage conveyancing fees.

What’s involved in the remortgage conveyancing process?

Your remortgage conveyancer will be responsible for ensuring your legal title is updated and informing the land registry of the change. The remortgage conveyancing process includes:

  1. Verifying identity & source of funds
  2. Checking title deeds
  3. Redemption statement
  4. Property searches
  5. Property valuation
  6. Reviewing remortgage offer
  7. Certificate of Title
  8. Transferring funds
  9. Updating transfer deed

To learn more, read how to remortgage.

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How long will it take?

It takes between 4 and 8 weeks to complete the conveyancing process for a remortgage.

Conveyancing for remortgaging is more straightforward than for a property sale or purchase as you’re not depending on others in a chain.

To speed up the process, make sure you have returned your documents to your conveyancer as soon as possible. You should also look at remortgage deals around 6 months before your deal ends to get a head start.

To learn more, read how long does it take to remortgage.

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